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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Djmillard (TASTING CLUB) 🇺🇸 | 24 ratings
Posted 12 months ago

A fairly flat nose to this rum. Light oak and fruit, but really quite nondescript. This follows in the taste itself. It is easy to drink, even neat, and moderately sweet, but without a lot of character.

One of the woodiest rums I've experienced, adding water or ice just waters this down rather than opening it up. This has a pleasant flavor, but little more than that. It tastes like it was aged enough to smooth it out, but not long enough to develop much flavor.

OdysseusUnbound 🇨🇦 | 40 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

I rate this the same as the 12 Year Rare Casks but the two are different and have different strengths. Whereas the 12 is excellent on its own or in a simple cocktail (think Rum Old Fashioned), Appleton 8 Year is one of the most versatile rums around. It's awesome in Mai Tai, in a Rum Manhattan, a Rum Old Fashioned, a Jungle Bird and even works well neat or on the rocks. Appleton 8 has a little less oak influence (spice, tobacco) than the 12 but a bit more mango and banana. Bonus, it's affordable so you should never be without it on your bar.

El Cap 🇺🇸 | 61 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

This is a good standby rum.
It’s not spectacular but it is not dreck.
Jamaica knows how to make rum.
Available everywhere.
However, worth dropping the extra $ for the 12 year.

Supreme 🇨🇦 | 37 ratings
Posted almost 2 years ago

Island flavour! Drank a lot of this one in particular while visiting Jamaica !

Václav 🇨🇿 | 78 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

Appletons have that strange distinctive odour. Hard to smell anything beside that. The taste is alcoholic fiery, dry but sweet anyhow. There is also afterburn, but decent one. For 8 yrs, it should be better rounded and mellowed, more refined. 8 years or not, this one has qualities to be rather mixer than sipper. Altrough I very liek 12yrs and V/X Appletons, this one is little bit of dissapoitment for sipping. So better mix it up or mellow it down with ice/water.

Adam 🇵🇱 | 99 ratings
Posted 5 years ago

like in title....not bad...but definetly nothing special.

Eanousa 🇺🇸 | 53 ratings
Posted over 7 years ago

Just not quite good enough for sipping in my humble opinion.

Rinushorn (PREMIUM) 🇫🇷 | 127 ratings
Posted 6 days ago

Un produit très bien fait mais qui ne correspond pas à mes goûts

dave_drinks_rum 🇺🇸 | 4 ratings
Posted 29 days ago

Typical Jamaican rum, but I think I prefer the 12 year.

Diagono 🇱🇻 | 1 rating
Posted 29 days ago

Мне ром понравился. Насыщенный аромат, вкус. Рекомендую!