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Appleton Estate 12-Year Rum is a blend of several rums aged between 12 and 18 years in American oak barrels after being distilled using small-batch copper pot stills.
The rum is produced on the Appleton Estate, which sits in the Nassau Valley in Jamaica. The estate’s origins date back as far as 1655 when the English overthrew the Spanish to rule the island and Frances Dickinson, grandfather of the distillery’s founders, received the land as a reward for his role in the overthrow.
This product is ok, but it’s not quite what I was expecting. It’s very warm on the finish and a little dry. This is probably due to the strict regulations in Jamaica when it comes to rum.
The finish of this rum is a little bit smoky, similar for me, like scotch whiskeys, the smell of the drink, a bit unnatural to me, reminds me of glue, but if I drink more of it, it's not bad at all!
As the de rigeur standard mixer, AE Reserve is a great starter rum. This is that, but better... we love this bottle to keep around for sipping, mixing, sharing, and just about anything. Incredible taste for the price. What more needs to be said? Super happy with this rum.
Günstiger Einstieg in die Jamaika Rums. Noch keine Geschmacksexplosion, aber definitv ein Rum zum pur genießen.
Leicht beißende Nase, viel Würze im Geschmack, leicht süßlicher Nachgeschmack.
Für den Preis ein toller Rum.
Nice and easy. Too bad it's not as available as it once was
I've tried at my bar a lot of Appleton estate products. Its easy to get this, and its in good price as well. Recomended.
molasses, orange peel, caramelized bananas, and brown sugar. There's a slightly burnt wood aroma as well.
Taste is full of ripe raison, a deep fruityness to it, almost bitter but sweet on the palette.
This will strongly elevate any cocktail. It will also shine brightly on its own.
Fantastic flavour for an aged rum. Not as harsh as a 12 year aged you would expect.
12 ans étant le rhum le plus jeune. L'assemblage contient des rhums allant jusque 18 ans.
Assez gras mais de belle teneur quand même.
A découvrir pour les néophytes des rums anglais comme moi !
This is my got-to for rum drinking neat. I've never had a single person complain when enjoying some of my Appleton 12-year. This stuff is smooth and best enjoyed neat.
Un rhum ou l'on sent effectivement la pomme. Fruité et facile à boire.
you can drink it pur, the flavor is typical jamaica and the price is not that high. but for a bit more money there are aslo typical jamaica rum that taste much better. for example plantation
Pero es sobre todo el sabor...tiene demasiado regaliz, está bueno sobre todo si bebes y bebés al final ...riquísimo pero para mí es un 6 no se notan esos 12 años, tampoco es caro 17'50€
I found this to be somewhat harsh with a strong burn. It was reasonably tasty, but I don’t think I will buy another bottle.
Smells okay, taste okay but i’m missing a bit of sweetness
When you are a rum connoisseur, it can be really hard to find good quality rums at your average bar or pub. A lot of places keep high quality single malts and premium ryes, but only pedestrian rums. I found Appleton the other day at a bar in my city. I keep a more favorite rum at my home, but that bar found a new customer who will return, because of the Appleton for sale there. If you spot it on the backbar shelves at a commercial establishment... TRY IT!
Now, first off I must say that I did this right. I had never tried Appleton and had gone straight to the 21-year blend for starters. Good choice because the 21-year is nothing short of amazing. But this review is about the 12-year, isn’t it? And that’s where Appleton truly excels here. The 12-year has much of the same identical characteristics as the 21...yet different. A little more burn, a little less underlying flavor notes. Same fruity funk that’s in the higher blends...overall a winner. Being from the South, I’ve even tried it making sweet tea. Yeah, it’s light years better than using sugar. Where others taste orange peel, I taste something like snapple, very similar to the older blends. This rum, to put it bluntly, kicks ass. Joy Spence is a champion mixer and this blend is street worthy and classy all the same. At just under $40 a bottle, you can’t beat it. Delicious.
It might not be as good sipper, as some top-shelf rums are but it mixes awesome with fruits, syrups and other stuff. Barrelnotes mixed with funky fruit skins, nice expirience. Sweet enough to be enjoyed neat/on the rocks. Not so striking with alcohol, but strong and confidient to be a bouron challanger.
Smell: Vanilla, caramel, citrus fruit, barrel, some whisky.
Taste: citrus, wood, scpicy, bitterness, molasses, some salt, nice burn.
Nice fruity aftertaste.
A good Jamaica rum, but I don't like the bitterness. If you like Jamaica rum, it's good.
Decent, easy drinking rum.
Had it a few times, pretty good
This has been my go to run for 10 years. Prior to the recent relabel/rebrand, I found it distinctly better, but have no proof on the difference other than the 2 bottles I've made last as long as possible.
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