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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.
Smells sweeter tan it tastes. Quite bitter neat.
Delicious and subtle neat, but good for mixing though a waste to spoil it that way
Appleton 12 years was too bitter for me. Ill retry soon.
Edit: second try: Awesome. I'm sold. The complexity of app's nose and taste is overwhelming: oak, plum, burned sugar, vanilla, a hint of leather - the bitterness appears if you don 't let it rest in its glass for 10 mins before the First sip. ..
A fine Jamaican rum with great legs and cocoa notes that are great for sipping.
The flavor is complex and tasty. It might taste richer if the spirits weren't so strong. As a sipper, it's no good. But in mixed drinks, the flavor shine through more.
Not my cup of coffe, but I can drink that ;-)
Una gran sensación que te remonta a ese hermoso pais
A good rum for the price, fairly smooth and very mixable.
Colore scuro, poco trasparente, molto intenso, profumo di cherry, aroma quoio. Pungente al tatto con gusto dolce leggermente salato.
One of the quintessential rums for tiki drinks and it´s one of the rums in the classic Mai Tai combo, Appleton Extra and St James Hors d`age or other aged rhum agricole. It`s a very good mixing rum, good for most cocktails and also neat. No added sugar in this one which makes a more "real" rum to me.
Nose: Alcoholic ,sugar, light fruits ,caramel
Taste: less taste , sharp , alcoholic , light fruits ,caramel ,wood
Nothing for me.
God duft, men smag følger ikke med
I expected more from a 12 year rum. Best with an ice cube if sipped. Smooth enough to sip but I thought it was a little on the bitter side and would probably be better in a mixed drink.
For a high-ester rum, this is delicious. I'm sure the 12 years helped tone them down a bit, but still a true Jamaican rum which is nice and approachable, smooth and lingering with that Jamaican character.
Good strong jamaican rum, I prefer it in mixed drinks rather than on the rocks
Rich, sweet flavor. Froths nicely with cola. Smooth on the rocks. This is not Bacardi!
Good opportunity to think about Jamaica,Thanx!
If I stocked it I would use it for mixing. Too harsh for a sipper and difficult to distinguished specific flavors. Rather much of a burn which I don t care for. It's come to be what I expect when buying Appleton or Bacardi . Both these giants need to catch up to their great completion in quality sipping rum for the limited budget.
The Appleton Estate Rum is (in my opinion) neither fish nor fowl- It self advertises as "the best Jamaica offers" yet doesn't present itself as a Notable "on the rocks" or "Straight up" drink. Perhaps the older variations have a more impressive taste to them. For me, it's too raw-
If you haven't tried this rum yet I suggest you do it is an excellent rum full of flavour.
Decent flavor with barrel flavor but very little body.
This was my introduction to the Jamaican style of rums - strong, very aromatic and unapologetic. I remember on my first sips I was shocked and disappointed. This was nothing like the sweet and balanced rums I had tried so far. Later, now that the bottle is almost empty, I have grown to love this Jamaican spirit. It's harsh and raw, very spicy, hits your palate with a sting, quite dry. A fantastic, truly different rum.
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