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Appleton Estate Special Gold rum

Appleton Estate Special Gold

Jamaica | Gold

Appleton Estate Special Gold rum is made using column and pot stills. The rum is then aged in Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrels and hand-blended.

The Special Gold Appleton brand is said to have been first blended during World War II as a substitute for whiskey, which was at the time difficult to find.

87 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted 7 months ago by Corneliusl from Norway with 43 ratings

I like to use this rum in tiki drinks that calls for a golden jamaican rum. Not very tasty for sipping though.

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Posted 9 months ago by Craiglee from Netherlands with 87 ratings

Only had a miniature of this, but a bit bland for my liking. Nice taste, but just too little of it.


Posted 9 months ago by Uvaldez from Mexico with 15 ratings

Esta rico como para unas cubas libres no para tomar derecho, es un clasico en mexico.


Posted 10 months ago by Greenmachine from Netherlands with 1 rating

I tasted this years and years ago in Jamaica. Perfect to mix but sipped neat there are way better rums. If the price is right just buy it

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Posted 10 months ago by StevesSpirits from Canada with 41 ratings

While I know this rum isn't really meant as a sipper, I'm giving it a go neat.

On the nose there is banana, pepper, salt, caramel, cloves and some sourness. The palate is caramel, light oak and pepper. Very thin and watery; simple flavours. The finish is coffee and very short.

Overall a very thin and simple rum, but there also isn't anything very off-putting.

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Posted 1 year ago by Jimmy Cliff (PREMIUM) from United States with 321 ratings

Maybe as a well brand but nothing great going on here, so save it for mixers, don’t torture for me to drink neat.


Posted 1 year ago by Jason from United States with 59 ratings

Was enjoying this as a mixer in a delish tiki drink. Then the end of the night came and I decided to try this on its own. Felt the burn for sure. Will leave it for the mixer world at best.


Posted 1 year ago by Supreme from Canada with 37 ratings

This one goes down like water lol if your in a pinch and on a budget this is an okay choice!


Posted over 1 year ago by CaptainGreen (PREMIUM) from United States with 78 ratings

Aye, this rum dances the line between heaven and hell. Decent aroma! The flavor be spicy, with hints of vanilla and... raisin? This be not an overly sweet rum, but definitely not for sippin'... not without a lot of better rum in you first! There be worse rum to be had. Still not sure? Flip a doubloon. Heads, you try a better rum. Tails, you try a better rum.


Posted over 1 year ago by felix31x from Chile with 35 ratings

This is ok with ok but nothing more, would not sip