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Appleton Estate 21-Year rum

Appleton Estate 21-Year

Jamaica | Aged

Distilled using small-batch copper pot stills uniquely designed for Appleton Estate, this rum is a blend of several rums aged 21 years in American oak barrels. Once blended, the rum is re-casked for two years to marry the flavors.

Appleton Estate 21-year rum is produced in Jamaica on one of the country’s oldest and most renowned sugar estates. Each bottle is individually numbered and comes with a signed aging certificate by master blender Joy Spence.

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343 Appleton Estate 21-Year Ratings

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The_Earl 🇬🇧 | 8 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Fantastically smooth with a strong sweet aftertaste. My number one choice

Alex Campos 🇵🇪 | 1 rating
Posted over 6 years ago

SInce I tried Appleton 21 for the first time I founded completely rounded. The right balance between sweet and dry. An honest rum with a long end full of chocolate and Wood. It is priced US 150 in Lima, Peru. In these years I ve tried more pricey rums, including blind tastings. The 21 never step behind. It is a rum you always want to taste again.

Florianhagemann 🇵🇪 | 83 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Es el mejor ron que he probado. Es simplemente excepcional, exquisito!...una hora después, el sabor del Appleton 21 sigue en boca!

Edward 🇺🇸 | 1 rating
Posted almost 6 years ago

There is nothing about the Appleton 21 year old rum to complain about. A sipping only rum that defines fine rum. Joyce Spence is a master blender that has only elevated her skills, applied them to Appleton rums, and has staked Jamaican rums as one of the finest spirits on the planet. Spence was not around when I first visited Appleton in 1991 and my mind was blown with a taste of the 50 year Appleton at the time of our tour. My second visit in 1997 was my first meeting with Mrs. Spence. Didn't have the opportunity to taste the 50 year Appleton at that 1997 visit, but the 30 year was available and was absolutely delicious. A small amount in a rocks glass with one large cube of ice, let sit for 5 minutes, swirl and enjoy! It is truly one of the best experiences one can have when imbibing a fine rum. Exceeds aged Scotches, and Cognacs! One taste and your fiends will quickly be Rum aficionados. Enjoy the best rums in the world that only Appleton Estate can provide.

JU04 🇫🇷 | 45 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Rhum très bien équilibré sans prédominance de sucre ou d'alcool.
Nez boisé.
Bouche exeptionnelle avec notes de tabac et de noix.
Finale parfaite et assez sèche.
Un des meilleurs rhum vieux que j'ai bu, un délice sans artifice.

Boutique-rhum.com 🇫🇷 | 25 ratings
Posted over 11 years ago

great rum, a masterpiece

engineerLANDO 🇺🇸 | 6 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Thank you, Jamaica! Delicious. What flavor! This was my first rum ever and I was impressed. Appleton Estate 21 Year Rum. Not overly smoked or woody, even for its age...and the fruity notes actually hinted at apple for me instead of orange peel. Must be in my head, or molasses but delicious to say the least. This 21-year champion probably won’t stay on my shelf very long ! Thank you Jamaica and thank you, Joy...you are truly a mix-master.

Tattoocarl 🇬🇧 | 1 rating
Posted over 2 years ago

No mixers Should ever dilute this rum!!
Expensive but worth every penny

Neman3 (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 297 ratings
Posted 4 years ago

8, 12 and now it's 21. Definitely the best of, still has that great Appletons aroma and the same 43°.
Not very easy on the nose right from the bottle, but gets better after a while.
Absolutely smooth and delicious. More smoky oaky than sweet. Bunch of the dried fruits, nuts stays forever in aftertaste.
Worth it's price.
Not sharing it with my spouse - this is man's rum (she got Dictador) ;)

Edit few days later: 10+!

Triton Ogletree 🇺🇸 | 134 ratings
Posted over 2 years ago

It's both sweet and dry with no burn or bite...AT ALL. It was as easy to drink as water! By the way, I have NEVER claimed that before, as so many people often do. It's flavorful and complex without any of the negatives that usually follow (again, no burn or bite and no medicinal or fuel hints whatsoever.) In fact, I purchased metal rocks cubes just so I wouldn't dilute this with ice. I offered a good friend of mine a glass of this thinking he liked rum as he stated he did. What he likes is SPICED rum. After he confessed that, I seriously wanted to pump it from his mouth! Aside from my wife, no one but I (and my boss, if given the chance) will ever drink from that bottle again...EVER! That may sound harsh but I quickly learned that people don't always realize how good something is and until they do, they need to stay THE HELL AWAY from my Appleton 21 Year!

Seriously, THIS...IS THE GOOD STUFF! It smells like heaven and tastes even better! I could tell you what I smelled and tasted but people's palates and nostrils aren't always the same (making that information very subjective) which is why I keep it to smoothness, bite, sweetness/dryness, overall complexity/flavorfulness and overall smell and quality because those aspects are fairly universally agreed upon. So, when I say no burn or bite, YOU KNOW I mean it (because that's the main aspect of my grading rubric)!

This is the best bottle of rum that I ever drank and though it's pricey, it's WELL worth your money! In fact, because of how expensive it is, I actually split the bottle with my boss (price and contents) and although I wouldn't want to take that experience away from him (he's a good guy a GENUINE rummy and in a perfect world, we BOTH would be able to come away with our own bottle as we have both fought our way for years through the crap to get to the good shit!) My point is that I REALLY wish I could have had a whole bottle to myself, which is why I am vacationing in Jamaica with my wife next year and buying a full one from the Estate along with another great Appleton offering (likely the 30 Year or the Joy...or maybe just two 21's.)

Yeah, it's that good! I have no idea why this product isn't rated higher and frankly, I don't care! I would buy four bottles tomorrow (and I'm not rich) if my state hadn't closed it out. My boss and I split the last bottle in the state and as I enjoyed my first mouthful, I already began to miss it, knowing it was finite. As a person who has had to suffer through a SEA of bad booze, trust me, BUY IT ON SIGHT, you won't be disappointed! You can thank me later but don't let it slip away! I'm warning you!




Brand Details

Type: Aged
Company: Appleton Estate
Country: Jamaica
Years Aged: 21
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Pure blend (1 distillery)
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No

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