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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.
A bit of citrus, a bit of molasses, strong oak notes with just a slight hint of Jamaican funk. A classic rum that is both a delicious sipper as well as outstanding, albeit more expensive, "dark Jamaican" mixer. If used as a mixer, it will certainly elevate any cocktail or tiki drink that calls for it.
Intenso, elegante, fine e abbastanza complesso.
Non lascia di stucco ma è sempre un bel bere!
Finale abbastanza lungo di legno e fumo, molto piacevole.
I picked this up to try an example of Jamaican style rum and found that while I liked the favors, it just seemed a bit strong at the start. Wondering if I should try others to find one that's smoother.
The first release of the Extra was aged 13 years. This release lose 1 year, but Extra is always good ! Just one things... Appleton please use cork stopper!
Een prachtige, rijke rum met een full body die gedistilleerd is uit gegist melasse. Zoals de naam al zegt heeft deze Appleton minimaal 12 jaar gerijpt, het rijpproces wordt voltrokken in gebruikte Jack Daniels Whisky vaten om zo tot een unieke blend te komen.
Eén van de unieke karakteristieken is het complexe, maar tegelijkertijd ook delicate, karakter van karamel, walnoot en eikenhars omringd door een vrij sterk aroma van gedroogd fruit, abrikozen en vanille. De kleur is aangenaam donker, een rijke bruine kleur met rode tinten die nieuwsgierig maakt en geproefd wil worden. Deze rum is lekker zacht en drinkt fijn weg met een lange en milde afdronk.
un rhum bien fini. Très équilibré , noble . Super en fin de soirée .
Rhum ''demi sec'' aux notes boisées très prononcées. Vaut le détour sans aucun doute.
Aroma: Eerste indruk is alcohol, erg sterk. Na wat gewacht te hebben komen er tonen van karamel, vanille en citrus in het glas en later nog tabak en hout.
Smaak: karamel, vanille, citrusfruit, alcohol en eikenhout.
Nasmaak: lang, zoetig, bruine suiker en geroosterd brood.
Prima rum voor deze prijs.
I bought some of this in Jamaica. It is a nice tasting rum, either on the rocks or straight up out of the freezer. No harshness, just a nice sweet rum flavour with the nuance of the oak.
Rhum assez sec
Goût de clou de girofle, cannelle, bois d'inde
Chose to try the 12yrs old before the 18yrs and the 21yrs. The ratings are spot on.
It looks great in the bottle, nice aroma and oak taste. Not too sweet, very easy on the palate. Very good after taste.
Very GOOD for the PRICE.....Strongly recommend.
I could take 15 minutes to tell you the story on how it was a pain to get one bottle of Appleton 12 yr through the Pennsylvania Liqour Control Store.
EDIT: revisited this rum again and dropped my rating from 6 to 5. Just a harsh rum that for $4 more I can get outstanding Plantation 20th Anniversary.
Left it sit for a while before sipping and thought it was a little strong and harsh. Dropped half an ice cube in and what a difference. Very nice sipper.
So Appleton 12 is what a rum should be at this age. It tastes almost corporate. There is no surprise but also no let down. It's not impressive but it's not average. It's exactly what you think it should be and not a drop more. Perfect 12 year notes of all your common rum flavors, oak, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, floral, smoke, cherry, orange, burnt sugar etc. It seems like the flavors are all equal which is both impressive and unimpressive in the same moment.
I'd give this an 8.5, it is not a sweet rum but it is complex. Let it breathe and you will notice it is complex drink. This is a dry rum and best appreciated
Sipped slowly doing this you will notice the other flavours, give it time and it will soon become a favourite of yours.
The bottle screw top could be changed to a cork for that cork pop.
Very good condition and must be almost all of the new equipment we have got some of that is stuck in the total Design and build a better time to get a good one he doesn't sit still for sale in the office for a meeting at 8 meters of 4 core ground floor store under offices change to smoke Back office ground floor call point moving
Strong and complex rum.
I like the flavor of this rum. I have received three bottles as gifts from friends.
I am a little surprised that I like this one quite so much as I generally am not a great fan of Jamaican rums due to the iodine notes. However, the oak, fruit (including the iodine) and marry up to really appeal. It grows and grows on me, and has now become one of the rums that is ever present in my cupboard.
As there are some nice tastes in it, I really don't like the harshness as found in Rhum Agricoles, so for me this was kind of a mispurchase.
I'm sure when wiskey-loving friends come over I'll be sure to present this one to them.
L'un des tous premiers rhums que j'ai gouté. Très bon rhum pas trop cher. Goût assez riche ! Très bonne odeur !
I drank this bottle straight up over several days. Quite smooth, not a huge amount going on though. I was expecting a little more but a commendable bottle.
This is a good rum to start someone on if they are not sure if they want to start a rum collection and have a limited budget.
This rum has a strong rating reputation but I didn't enjoy it as much as other reviewers. I think that I will give the maker another chance and try a more pricy aged longer version before I give my final judgment.
“Mon amie laissez le bon temps rouler!”
Ce rhum Jamaïcain est fidèle à la tradition des rhums de "tradition anglaise", finement boisé, avec des notes de vanille, de fruits secs, de tabac et d'écorce d'orange, le nez est extrêmement agréable et en bouche c'est très gourmand avec la sucrosité d'un El dorado mais dans une moindre mesure. Parfaitement équilibré, on y revient jusqu'à plus soif !
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