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Appleton Estate Reserve Blend rum

Appleton Estate Reserve Blend

Jamaica | Aged

Appleton Estate Reserve Blend is a rum produced by Appleton Estate, a Jamaican distillery founded in 1749. It is a blend of 20 aged rums, ranging from 4 to 20 years old, that are distilled in copper pots and aged in oak barrels. The rum is smooth and rich, with notes of vanilla, spices, and toasted oak. It has an ABV of 43%. The distillery is located in the Nassau Valley of Jamaica's Cockpit Country.

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SkipZ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 21 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

There's not a lot of complexity here but the Reserve is much more flavorful and a bit more smooth than the Signature Blend. It's priced right about where it should be. Makes great cocktails and can be sipped too. Great bar stocker.

Cory Wid πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 89 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

Seems there is more column distillate, or light pot-still distillate than I would have hoped. Its light, which kinda bums me out. No eruptions of over-ripe banana and pineapple... It can be too much for some people, but I love that heaviness and funk - It's what makes the Jamaican style so unique and sought after. When it starts getting light, it loses what makes it special.
Still has that pungent smell, so I get a lot of pleasure out of that. Honestly, I would skip this and go for the 12yr.

Jan Mynar πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 53 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

nothing to say more, great price, great taste, no sugar added....I like it even for sipping. I think this is the best price/value rum at all.

stefan πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 50 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

Like all Appleton's of this price range the strong tastes only works with pouring this in with a sweet mix to tone down the harsh bite. Then the flavour is satisfying but your best bang for the buck in this price range is still V/X.

poosu πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 42 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

I guess I just don't get Appleton's. They have a pretty good reputation and seem to command a bit of a premium. I've only tried two but they did not live up to expectations. A friend had this when we visited and he knew I liked rum. This one was definitely OK for my taste but just OK. The taste was not may favorite and it felt a little harsh.There are a number of better rums for less money. I don't see me buying any Appleton rums, but I certainly will drink it when offered. I drink rum on the rocks, never mixed.

JRR πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 37 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Great value, nice taste. not spicy like 12year rare blend.

Tony πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ | 20 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Bought this just to try before reading any reviews. For the price I was hoping for a decent sipping rum but as already mentioned it is a bit harsh neat. Tried it with ginger ale but didn’t taste very nice. Not tried with cola yet but will edit the review if that changes any opinions. Would be best used in cocktails as that would cut the harsh taste. Smells nice just to strong for me

Kim πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί | 53 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

Tasting notes talk about intense orange which I did not get. Its a dryer version of the Signature with less burn. I would use as a mixer but the Signature is fine for that. Ok Rum that I would not knock back if offered ,but I can do better for the price

George πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 1 rating
Posted over 5 years ago

This rum is especially smooth when you consider it's price point and age. Not to mention it tends to be readily available. This high rating is mostly to balance out what I believe is an unfairly low rating here.

jim burnds πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 29 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Somewhat of an ordinary taste. I don't feel its worth the money. The appleton name gives it shelf space, but I preferred El Dorado12( as did a previous reviewer) also for about the same money.