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Appleton Estate Special Gold rum

Appleton Estate Special Gold

Jamaica | Gold | 40% ABV

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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Corneliusl 🇳🇴 | 89 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

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

MarioRonson 🇵🇪 | 38 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

De los rones basicos que alguna vez cualquier ronero tomo en un cuba libre.

Lestrem 🇬🇧 | 3 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

This is not a 'sipper' but at £16 a bottle is a lovely rum and coke. You still get a rum' kick'and flavour as long as you don't try to drown it in your coke. Recommended as a go to cheap rum to take with coke, plenty of ice and a slice of lime as a double in a small glass. Cheers.

Rondo12 🇩🇰 | 5 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

Moving from bourbon to rum was made easier withbthis appletons, you get lots of the vanilla and citrus notes from the bourbon influence right away. Then a big hit of fruits and delicate spices. Its not a game changer but it has its place and its always enjoyable without being exceptional.

Dave 🇬🇧 | 10 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Perfect for Rum cocktails, but not ideal as a sipper over ice. Its what I'd choose if I wanted a rum and coke.

René 🇳🇱 | 31 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

A little bit sharp, but tasty rum, to drink on the rocks or mixed.

ben_fairweather 🇬🇧 | 28 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

This is my pick of the cheap bottom-shelf rums available in my local supermarkets. The smell is more promising than the taste, although it will add a more complex flavour to your cocktails than some other budget rums. Not the smoothest finish, as you'd expect at this price (£12ish).
I used to buy this in my student days, when I couldn't afford anything better, but now pay the extra for Mount Gay Eclipse as my go-to mixing rum.

Samuelsbay 🇬🇧 | 14 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

Quaffable when mixed or blended. A go to for a daquiri or cocktail. Not sure I would sip it. Perhaps over ice with soda.

Tjack 🇺🇸 | 27 ratings
Posted almost 6 years ago

This stuff has fueled many a funky reggae party! What I drank for many years at outdoor reggae yards in the west end. Ya Mon!

Martin Gisborne 🇬🇧 | 19 ratings
Posted 6 years ago

I expected a bit more from this tbh. Not overly enjoyable at all

Bill 🇬🇧 | 97 ratings
Posted over 6 years ago

Another supermarket average rum. Nice enough mixed but not ideal neat.

Brand Details

Type: Gold
Company: Appleton Estate
Country: Jamaica
ABV: 40%
Name: Special Gold
Raw Material: Unknown
Process: Unknown
Distillation: Unknown
Women Led: No

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