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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.
Didn't like it at first, when I was more into sweeter rums, but I'm now a convert!
Fantastic deep flavour, smooth, warming and with the distinctive Appleton smell.
Wonderful stuff, and for the price a must have on any shelf
While I recognize this is a solid run, I don’t care for the flavor profile. It’s a little chemically or medicinal finish to me. It may be the Jamaican style I don’t care for. It reminds me a little of the way a peaty scotch finished. I prefer bourbon and American / Canadian whiskey to peaty scotch, so that probably explains it. It’s not the age either I don’t think since I prefer the El Dorado 12 to the 15 or 21.
This definitely has plenty of Jamaican "funk". When that's what I'm in the mood for, this is my go-to sipping rum. Smooth, rich and complex with plenty of character. Fruit and spice is complemented by a strong woody flavour with leathery overtones. It also makes a VERY tasty rum & coke, but that feels like a waste.
I've given it 8 due to the modest pricing (in context of the quality). If it cost 30% more, I'd probably give it a 7.
The 12 year is equal to the 15 year and almost as tasty as the 21 year. Therefore, you get the most bang for your buck sticking with the 12 year. Great taste and aroma!
Perfect for sipping. This is one of my favorites when I’m tired of the cola thing and just want a clean rum taste. The smokey carmel flavor is perfect for relaxing on the beach.
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