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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Posted over 4 years ago by Anders Ravn Jørgensen 🇩🇰 | 186 ratings

Waoh en rom, fantastisk kraftfuld duft og vidunderlig smag med et ordentlig spark når man først smager på den, dejlig blød og lang holdbar eftersmag. Ny farvorit herfra, kan varmt anbefales.

En anelse bedre end QRM 30 års (som flere andre også mener), mere kompleks i smagen og holder længere.

Smagte den hos en kammerat som havde fundet den til 700 kr i Billund lufthavn, noget mere overkommeligt end de ca 1.100 som den koster flere andre steder.

Posted 5 years ago by Reto 🇨🇭 | 89 ratings

A real top product from Oliver. Very mild & sweet and still a lot of woodnotes from the barrel. Wow!

Posted 5 years ago by Jan Staněk 🇨🇿 | 121 ratings

The best I have ever had. Dark color, smooth, not so sweet.

Posted 7 years ago by Nick Michaelsen 🇩🇰 | 18 ratings

This top rum from Cubaney has a lot more to offer than the 25 YO. It has a good balance between, power, sweetness and spices, and you can't sense the alchohol in it.

Nose : I find toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, spices, oak and a soft power.

Taste : I find vanilla, spices, power and oak. The aftertaste is deep sweetness with a little dark chocolate and a good power!

Posted 9 days ago by SveinMagnus 🇳🇴 | 27 ratings

While not the absolute best rum I have had it is truly up there, and at a great price too!
It has a very nice deep oaky caramel flavour and is very smooth with almost no alcohol burn. Maybe not quite as good as the El Dorado 25yo, but much better value for money!

Posted 18 days ago by PGT 🇵🇹 | 10 ratings

...há planícies sem fim... Mas cá em baixo há um rum de topo, a um preço ainda aceitável. Mais sério, intenso e complexo que os outros que provei, doçura muito controlada e algum "iodo" a flutuar na língua. Vale bem o que custa, um prazer mais selectivo, para quem já tem alguma experiência em rum.

Posted 2 months ago by AZMark (PREMIUM) 🇺🇸 | 21 ratings

$100 US in port, duty free. Nice bottle, numbered as in photo. Boxed (!). Good deep color, as expected in an aged. Vanilla and toffee on the nose, with a bit too much sweet for my taste (sugar added?). Otherwise, a nice palate with hints of coffee. Easy finish, very smooth throughout. If you like Solera style, pretty good. I like it as an excellent addition to my rum collection.

Posted almost 2 years ago by Tomas Br. 🇨🇿 | 48 ratings

Great taste of chocolate, vanila, strong taste. All taste very balanced , luxury RUM

Posted over 2 years ago by vomi1011 🇩🇪 | 396 ratings

Cubaney has a new package. It looks better than the old one in my opinion.
I know some other rums that go in that direction (QRM30, Cubaney 21 and 25). They are not that good but a way cheaper.
Yes, there are some similarities with QRM30. QRM has more sherry aroma, more wood, more alcohol in the nose. Cubaney is more balanced, more intense in the taste, it's heavier, I think it's older.
But QRM has a better value for the price.
So why is it a 9? Easy to explain, there is too much sherry influence, you can not recognize the original rum. Yes it's tasty, it's complex and intensive, but sherry is not a distillery character and also not a note that is typical for DomRep rums.

Smell: Caramel, wood, some sherry, fruits/dry fruits (apricot, cherries, peach), burned sugar. Very nice, very smooth, well balanced.

Taste initial: Caramel, sweetness, red fruits, fruits (apricot)
Middle: wood with apricots, honey, sherry
Finish: spice, burned suggar, again wood with apricots.
Aftertaste: Sherry and cherry compote, dry apricot (I expected that, typical for Oliver & Oliver).

Sweetness: 2.5/5
Spice: 2.5/5
Fruit: 3.5/5
Mildness: 4/5
Value (80€): 2.5/5

Similar Rums:
Quorhum 30 (not that balanced)
Cubaney 21 and 25 (not that balanced, more spicy)

Posted over 4 years ago by Achim Emmenegger 🇩🇪 | 72 ratings

Ein klasse Süssrum mit einem angemessenem Preis, Die Süsse ist da aber nicht zu extrem,sehr schöne Würze,leichte Holznoten,auf keinen Fall störend und Alles was man sich in Desserts vorstellen kann.
Hier sollte man sich zu den aktuellen Preisen ein paar Fläschen zur Seite legen. Noch ist der Rum nicht so bekannt wie etwa der Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva aber wenn der Absatz steigt wird wie so oft die Qualität der Abfüllungen wohl schlechter werden.Oder eben der Preis steigen.

Brand Details

Name: Special Gold
Company: Appleton Estate
Type: Gold
Distillation: Unknown
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