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This is not a rum that makes a bold statement or gives one a hint of any specific flavor or aroma. It is not a sipping rum after a good dinner with good company. I give it a 6 because it's a good every day rum that, for me, mixes well with a Pepsi after a long day at the office.
I'm having trouble finishing off my 1.75L of this stuff. It has a horrible metallic finish and aftertaste even when mixed. Starts good and smooth but what it ends with does not make one want to take another sip.
I love Appleton Estate 12-year, which is great. This one is simply a lower version, not so smooth, lacks the tones, mainly the barrel wooden taste (oak flavor).
Good for mixing I suppose.
Signature Blend is average rum from Appleton, tasty and friendly.
Well, don't get me wrong, this is still rather good rum, but it have its, not so good, strange sides. The first is straight from bottle smell - hard, rough, petrol. You must let it breath for while to wear it out to something more sense-liking. Second thing is the specific sour taste. That would be OK, if this would be bottle of Bourbon. But is strange when it comes to bottle of rum. Signature Blend reminds me Bourbon with every sip. I actually like Bourbons, so I have only problem with this strangeness, but some folks would not appreciate that. So, this bad boy will go better with Coke or in cocktail, than as an enjoyable sipper. I enjoy it from time to time neat, because the strangeness is interesting. But common rum folk will surely rather avoid that.
I bought this rum when I asked for a good sipping rum, the man who usually suggests really good rums told me it was one of his favorites. First reaction when opening the bottle, my roommate could smell it from 6 feet away. It almost reminds me of a weaker Bacardi 151. I would not recommend.
This is a very good choice for mixing cocktail that requires a full bodied rum.
I love it in a Mai Tai, for example.
I think that it's the same rum previously labelled as V/X.
It's also good for simple cocktails like a Rum Old Fashioned or simply on the rocks.
Molto piacevole anche se un po secco da mandare giù ma il profumo è fresco e floreale. Per qualità prezzo il migliore sul mercato. Ci stà!
Deze is mijn smaak niet .............................
Why they have even made this?!?!? Pass years I have had this feeling that the quality of Appleton has gone down. Even their 12-years old does not taste as it used to.
I was expecting little more when I decided to taste these "relatively new ones" Signature and Estate Reserve Blend. Same crap both of them.
Nothing special and rather bland on flavour .... A good cupboard rum for parties though
Horrible smell, bad taste, really rough on tongue, also in neck. No specific flavours, no reason to drink.
As I read other reviews I have one impression: either every user has quite different taste or every bottle of this rum contains different blend.
Mine was all vanilla. A lot of vanilla. And I do not like vanilla rums much. Also, it was rather „disharmonic“. And „bitter-sweet“ - which, stand alone might be a good thing. But not in this case.
So, huge dissapointment. I'll never buy this rum again.
Rum di melassa molto dolce, buona apertura con note di canna da zucchero, ma persistenza inesistente e finale poco gradevole.
C'è di meglio.
Smooth and gentle rum perfect for cocktails. Will blend in without overpowering.
Good for its price a great mixer, and I don't mind sipping it. Good Jamaican rum
My second attempt at trying more premium rums. Not good enough for a sipper but makes a great Cuba Libre. Can't wait to try it in tiki drinks.
for this price its good quality. You can sip it straight and its nice to mix
this brand of rum is a good rum to give friends for their 1st rum tasting
this rum isnt sweet. this rum is a bit sharp in the end. it has a good spice, a good fruity taste and isnt really complex. easy sipper, but not worth it. it lacks depth. but for the price its ok. try it with juice oder in a cocktail.
Now this rum i found very smooth with very little burn, however cannot find a distinguishing flavour or aroma, maybe a little citrus but actually quite bland. Very nice with a dash of ginger beer. Disappointing for my first taste from this great estate.
This rum tastes a bit like Myers Dark. I compared them 1:1 and must say that the Appleton Estate is a slightly worse version of Myers Dark. It is still not bad and I like them both. Myers Dark goes best with cola and Appleton Estate is great for cocktails. I wouldn't recommend it for sipping.
Very citrus based. A good compliment for a hot summer day though.