Thanks so much for submitting a report. It has been emailed to the Rum Captain and will be actioned shortly.
Just not quite good enough for sipping in my humble opinion.
I have the same critic as Shane Hadley ............
Nez plutôt fin.
Bouche initiale forte en alcool. Finale boisée plutôt agréable !
Peu de sucre et de vanille
A go to rum for me. Adds more smooth taste than the V/X, and has the great Appletons taste.
Best of Appleton rum I tasted ... yet. Better than the V/X
Bought this as a sipping Rum but really needs to be added to Coke or something else to make a long drink
Nice little rum, quiet enjoyable taste and will always be on my shelf
Bon rhum mais goût prononcé. Fort au gout. Plusieurs années amène un goûts plus fort.
Es un ron que se me hace demasiado potente para beber solo. Bueno para mezclas.
Not much to say about this rum...or you like it, or you dont...and I dont...
Once again Appleton Estate never fails great rum as always
Not my favourite to start, but getting there. Fairly smooth, and for me easy to enjoy. Although on first sip I found it bit bland, but that's changing.
À venir prochainement.............................
It beats all the "Anejos" on the market to death... I like this one with coke but it can be sipped neat, on the rocks, or in a mixed drink. The aged flavors push right through and the smell is hypnotizing.
Way drier than signature and the 12-year-old one. Not a good choice if you like it sraight.
If this rum is a step up from the regular blend Appleton, then it should taste like it. I was not impressed with the lack of punch and flavour from a rum that is aged 8 years. In fact, i stopped after just one. There are far better 5-8 year old rums at the same cost. Initial taste is flat with a hint of vanilla, ends with a sharp, sour note. If you have to add a lime, have a Corona.
Not a great sipping rum, but Appleton Estates 8 year old is one of the best readily available mixing rums at it's price point. Mixed with cola or into a Cuba Libre this is a great rum.
Bon goût de sucre chaud, à boire sec mais doit être excellent en Cuba libre.
I thought this was a very good rum for the price. I like the 12 and this was not far off it. Nice floral flavours with a bit of a kick. Its fine neat but also an excellent mixer.
A very nice rum and one that seems to be relatively available on most top shelves. If I recall correctly it was smoother than their normal reserve, but not noticeably smoother to not just opt for reserve. It makes for a very smooth rum and coke.
...and not so satisfied :(
Harsh with some strange flavour, I will wait for 12y.
I thought it would be a little better than what it was for the cost. It's a step up from the VX, making it drinkable, but having tried the 12 before this, it's a big step down. It's now discontinued, but I'm not sad about that as I wouldn't buy it again when others in that prices range far exceed it, or for a few bucks more you could just go for the 12.