Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year rum

Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year

Jamaica | Aged | 43.0% ABV

Appleton Estate 12-Year Rum is a blend of several rums aged between 12 and 18 years in American oak barrels after being distilled using small-batch copper pot stills.

The rum is produced on the Appleton Estate, which sits in the Nassau Valley in Jamaica. The estate’s origins date back as far as 1655 when the English overthrew the Spanish to rule the island and Frances Dickinson, grandfather of the distillery’s founders, received the land as a reward for his role in the overthrow.

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LDNShindiggery 🇬🇧 | 71 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

I think this is one of my favourite 'entry level' rums. Probs pick this up for about 15 quid n wont find much better in the same price bracket. Would happily sip a shot from the fridge but at the same time wouldnt feel bad about making a cuba libre with it aswell ;-)

Da'rum 🇩🇪 | 22 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

Although this rum is often overlooked it is a stand alone flavour deliverer. It has something that other rums do not I can't tell you what but it has it. I am a fan of Jamaican rums and this is a very good reason why. Great price, not greedy at all. I agree with JaygoZ that it would be a great entry level rum but is also a rum for the more experienced drunks that like to have a comprehensive collection.

chango 🇺🇸 | 4 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

Dryer than the Reserve and V/X, this Estate rum begins the journey towards the sublime sippability of the 21 yr. Still mixable, though... this rum in a Mai-Tai is ridiculously good.

Scott T 🇺🇸 | 122 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Though this style is not to everyone's liking due to the level of funk inherent in Jamaicans, if you do like it this is a must-own. Best choice in Mai-tais.

Also as many note it is a very dry rum - this is because it has NO ADDED SUGAR unlike most of the high rated rums, such as Zacapa and the El Dorados. This is what pure unadulterated rum tastes like.

Edit : to address a recent review - this is a Jamaican rum, not an agricole. And giving it a low rating because it "was a mispurchase" and is too strong for your taste is just wrong, use a little common sense and don't rate it at all.

Yablo Dratch 🇺🇸 | 26 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Decent value, every cabinet should have a bottle.

Nick 🇺🇸 | 53 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

A good addition to the cabinet. nice flavor, not too sharp and it's pretty versatile.

Don Tucker 🇺🇸 | 193 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

I haven't found a bottle of this yet for my collection, but tasted this for the first time at a friend's house. It is a very nice sipping rum. A nice step up from the V/X and Reserve.

Boutique-rhum.com 🇫🇷 | 25 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Very good rum for a very good price. I prefer it straight up, but it 'll be good in mixed drinks as well.

MMihran 🇨🇦 | 27 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Good taste

Trini Yank 🇹🇹 | 41 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

I try to keep this on my shelf at all times. It is less smooth than other 12 yrs but is so deeply flavoured, I'll take the trade off. I sip this, sometimes with a splash of coconut water. Only thing I don't like about it is its price. Wouldn't pay the $35 and up they charge in the US, but in the Caribbean it is a bargain, particularly at duty free where it can be as low as $19.




Brand Details

Name: Extra 12-Year
Company: Appleton Estate
Type: Aged
Distillation: Unknown
ABV: 43.0%
Aged: 12

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