Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year rum

Appleton Estate Reserve 8-Year

Jamaica | Aged | 43.0% ABV

6.6/10
120 ratings
Tasty, but not quite great
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Tad Generic 🇨🇦 | 28 ratings
Posted 11 months ago

I tried this alongside of the Bacardi 8. Both have that hint of molasses that I like, but this one is more spicy or peppery - it has some burn. It certainly has more character than their basic offering.

Would buy again.

Edit - Bumping this up to 9 to match the current 12 year rare casks offering, as to me they are almost identical. This is a better deal, however, and is looking to become my goto for sipping rum.

I guess I like the Funky Stuff

Edit - Hell with it - this one's my personal "10" for enjoyment/value

cmdoyle 🇺🇸 | 3 ratings
Posted 18 days ago

Found it to be quite enjoyable. Made a fantastic old fashioned. I think I'm a fan of the funk.

Stuart McGregor 🇨🇦 | 10 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

A go to rum for me. Adds more smooth taste than the V/X, and has the great Appletons taste.

Triton Ogletree 🇺🇸 | 103 ratings
Posted 5 months ago

Tried Appleton 12 Year Rare Casks side by side with the 8 Year Reserve. Both are of great quality! The 8 year burns and bites a little less (both are minimal in both products) and tastes good but it's definitely not as complex as the 12. That said, it's still an excellent rum! I say it's equally good but both are fairly different from each other. It's properly sweet and delicious. It reminds me of the old V/X (which I rated a 7) but it tastes more complex and somehow more smooth than the Appleton V/X. I'm not sure why the 8 Year Reserve is rated so low but regardless, I grabbed a bottle after realizing it might not be coming back for a while. I highly recommend snagging one yourself.

Kieron wood 🇬🇧 | 573 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

This is good solid pot blend rum that combined with the funk gives it that Jamaican classiness ... You can taste lovely orange peel and smooth coffee ... Good solid 8 year rum

Bob 56 🇳🇿 | 2 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

So, it's my go to rum after a good day it's like a topping of delight on a fun day, magic.

Verner Canatsey 🇺🇸 | 15 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Smooth, great sipping Rum.

Bill 🇬🇧 | 92 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Initial hit is a bit WTF but then it mellows out and sweetens up into a long lingering smooth mouthful of tasty rum. 7.5 but at £26 a bottle on offer in Waitrose, I'm giving and 8 and going back for more!

Jagsroy (PREMIUM) 🇨🇦 | 239 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

Thought I would try the new Appleton Estate Reserve 8 Yr & Appleton Rare Casks 12 yr Rums recently released from Jamaica. I was really surprised with the younger rum which I find even better than the Older version of the Appleton Rare Blend 12 yr version and Its quality is definitely worthy of being drank neat. The new version of the 12 year (Rare Casks) is also much better than the older version and in my opinion both dessrve a “9” rating.

Update (21-11-25): Reviewed score on this rum, still a very good sipping rum but not worth a “9”. Score reduced to “8”.

Diagono 🇱🇻 | 1 rating
Posted 1 month ago

Мне ром понравился. Насыщенный аромат, вкус. Рекомендую!