Rum - Aged

Appleton Estate 8yr Reserve Blend Jamaica Rum

From: Jamaica Liquor Review Category: Aged Rum

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2014

Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2008
  • 2014

Proof66 Notes

Appleton makes 5 different lines of rum all considered "estate rums" because the production and distillation--from sugar cane harvest to barrel aging to bottling--all takes place on their own property. Appleton Estate Reserve rum is a bit more complex than their flagship V/X expression using a marriage of 20 different rums. They claim it has a finish of "long, tangy, and biscuit."

In their review in the January, 2012 edition of Got Rum Magazine, they recommended Appleton Estate specifically mixed with "fresh tropical juices" and rum punch.

Appleton Estates claims rum production back to 1749 with origins of the estate in 1655 during British and Spanish hostilities: Frances Dickinson is believed to have been granted in the estate in service to the British crown. The rums are considered "estate" rums for the sugar (ultimately molasses) grown and produced on the same grounds as the distillery--think of it as craft distilling writ-large like a plantation. They believe the Nassau valley soil and aquifer water produces unique characters in the rum. They are currently invested in "Green Cane Harvesting" by 2010 and have a variety of sustainable measures in their production. J. Wray was acquired by Gruppo Campari in September of 2012.

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This bottle has 5 ratings and 5 reviews.
Tango Tango (46) (2016-08-06)
Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Rum has nose of oak . vanilla, molasses, maple and chocolate. The entry is smooth with palate of spice, molasses, and chocolate . The finish is coke cola , and spice finish with lingering coffee after taste. This is only Jamaican rum I like.It is a very balanced complex rum.
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Vossmeister Vossmeister (53) (2016-06-12)
Good standard rum
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lpy89 lpy89 (173) (2015-05-24)
Richer and smoother than the VX. Has aromas of molasses, baking spices, vanilla, caramel with hints of fruits. Tastes dry on the palate with oak and pastry notes coming through with spicy finish. For sipping this is certainly vast improvement over the VX expression. If you love bold, full-flavored rums, this is definetly one to try.
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Allan Allan (160) (2011-07-14)
My favorite rum. If you like a full bodied flavorful rum this will be a good one for you. Love to sip this with a dash of lime.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (326) (2010-09-03)
A decent rum for the money, but not one to get excited about. Better than a lot of the bigger boy's products at the price point, but it doesn't excite me. I am not a huge fan of the Jamaican Rum taste profiles so you may take this pronouncement with a grain of salt if you are a fan of them.
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