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.

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LDNShindiggery 🇬🇧 | 71 ratings
Posted 10 years ago

Beginning of the range. Could do worse, much better available though...

chango 🇺🇸 | 4 ratings
Posted 10 years ago

Not one of the fantastic Appleton Estate rums... I've heard this is made at the industrial Wray & Nephew distillery. This is harsh golden rum made for the lowest of mixed rum drinks. Much better than the bottom shelf swill, but still... just pony up the few extra dollars for the V/X and you'll get exponential betternesss.

Don Tucker 🇺🇸 | 193 ratings
Posted almost 10 years ago

I hate to rate this just a 5 considering it is a great entry level rum, but the rest of the Appleton greatness has spoiled me. I would keep a bottle of this on my shelf for mixing at all times. A good starter for Jamaican rum punch, with a little Wray and Nephew or Rum Bar Overproof to kick it up a notch... or two.

rum ambassador 🇬🇧 | 6 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

As entry level rums go, you could do A LOT WORST. This special rum is perfect for mixing if you want to still taste the flavour of a Jamaican styled rum in your mixed drink. Aromas of caramel, spices, toasted wood and a hint of rubber.
A medium finish of burnt caramel, toffee, with hints of banana and brown sugar.

JJ Geewax 🇺🇸 | 18 ratings
Posted over 9 years ago

Great to mix. Good beach drink.

Peter J Even 🇺🇸 | 1 rating
Posted almost 9 years ago

Very smooth easy to drink I prefer it straight . Rich I taste and yet affordable to drink . I have drank Myers dark rum for yrs but I just tried Appleton Special Gold and was very impressed with the taste and price .

Gwawr 🇬🇧 | 27 ratings
Posted almost 9 years ago

A discovering on St Maarten. Mix it with apple juice. Lovely

Bill Gaylor 🇺🇸 | 51 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

I keep a bottle around to accompany my Mount Gay Eclipse. Pretty basic rum with good flavor and great price.

Margus Mägi 🇪🇪 | 81 ratings
Posted over 8 years ago

Very spirit taste kind of a rum. Definitely a mixer.

Robbo 🇬🇧 | 2 ratings
Posted 8 years ago

As a mixer it's ok but no more than that, would I buy to keep on the shelf........ No probably not as there are better mixers out there!