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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.

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 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.

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.

Horrible smell, bad taste, really rough on tongue, also in neck. No specific flavours, no reason to drink.

Smooth, sweet rum where the alcohol doesn't sting as much as it would in spirits. Good as a sipping rum but quite nice with spicier mixers such as ginger beer.

I don't get Appleton's labelling system, they have so many different rums but if this is really their signature blend then they need to sort their shit out. I know it's not their best rum in fact it's close to their worst. Should have called it Appleton Leftovers or something. Very strong alcohol smell.

Sampled the Appleton Estates Signature Blend while escaping the Hurricane Irma to Jamaica during last weekend. This is not a neat sipper. Alcohol smell, taste and burn are just nasty. Mix it with Coke and down it goes, but not as a neat sipper. Go with the Reserve Blend of 12 year old, and you won't be disappointed.

Firts sip was reather poor, but after several minutes it developed interesting taste hard to define reather muddy organic

Ok neat or on the rocks but mixed in coctail and some weird metallic aftertaste happens...

Inte riktigt där för mig, tror denna gör sig bättre dom en blandrom än något fint man dricker efter maten. Lite för skarp och utmärkande spritsmak för mitt tycke.

I shouldn't have read the reviews beforehand because it might have biased me, but this rum is only decent and not super sweet and delicious like my favorite rums

To me it's just ehhh. Not bad but not great. It was good mixed with soda but on the rocks with lime not so good.

A decent everyday rum. Not too sharp, but nothing complex. Some sweetness from the caramel flavour, but thats all that you will really get with this. A good mixer!

. . . something that you would drink neat or on the rocks. I am glad that I tried it because it's my first Appleton Estate but I won't let it be what I judge the whole distillery on. This is clearly their economy mixer rum for those without a discerning palette.

Very smooth but I've definitely had better for the price. More of a "shooting" (If there is such a thing) than a sipping rum.


I use it in a mixer. It's not awful on it's own, in fact it's got some nice spice to it. However, not something I'd drink straight.

but for that price i was hesitating to buy a bottle. I rather spend money on a product that is worth of it...
So this was just an occasional buy - i'll never do it again.
It's good for a mixer but not as a standalone sipper. And for a mixer i can buy something cheaper...

Always heard good things about Appleton. But I have to say this rum is trash. Horrible taste and has a small to match. It is ok as a mixer if you please. However for the price you can get a better rum for cheaper when it come to mixing.

I like this rum. It seems to be the stable standard for The Appleton Estate Marquee, and I think it can be enjoyed as a reasonable straight, or as a good mixer, and so represents pretty good value, and useful to have in the drinks cabinet.
I would agree with other reviewers, that it does not benefit form the long time in the barrels that some of the premium rums, nevertheless it delivers.

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.

Low rating do strong alcohol taste. Seemed very cheap even though it cost more than many others at my local store. Priced higher than private stock and its not even close in comparison.

I got a small bottle of this stuff to see what the hype was. I couldn't really pick up anything beyond the harshness of it. It is all the rave among tourists in Jamaican, yet I have never seen my Jamaican family drink this stuff (with good reason). Perhaps one of their more premium blends will be better.

Tried this as a pre-dinner, post-long day at work pleasure and was disappointed. Very harsh after taste for me with little in the way of complex flavors to enjoy and decipher. I'm not too happy with my attempts at Appleton rums.