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Appleton Estate Reserve Rum is a blend of 20 different rums of varying ages, the youngest of which is aged eight years in used Jack Daniels whiskey barrels.
This rum is produced in the Nassau Valley of Jamaica on the Appleton Estate from locally sourced sugar cane and limestone-filtered water.
but not as good as the delicious Appleton Estate 12-year old, and actually not even all that different from the V/X, so not worth even bothering to try if you're looking to taste something unique. As per usual, I wouldn't turn it down, but I wouldn't make a special request for it, either.
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Not as good as the aged high end rums but I got a bottle for 12 dollars. If your short on cash this is definitely the one you want. This is my new cheap rum sorry no need to ever buy bacardi again.
People I know either love this or hate it. A little too high on my sweetness scale but it obviously makes a lot of people happy.
Better than V/X but not nearly as refined as Extra. Descent flavor for a blend of 40 rums but not as deep and rich as I'd prefer.
This is a nice honey color, with smells of spice, honey, and maybe a touch of orange. Taste is good, but the aftertaste is a bit harsh. Not quite sweet enough to be in my top rums. Still, an above average rum.
Although I noticed very little difference, I think this is better than Appleton V/X. Be drunk straight, do not ruin him with the mix.
All purpose rum great in mixed drinks and in cola. Can't go wrong.
I had a few of these on the rocks with a lime wedge. I didn't get much in the nose. Got some Carmel flavor but not as smooth as I expected.
I've tried to drink this neat or on the rocks; but I just can't enjoy it that way.
Mixed with a half shot of pepsi though (I hate coke) and I can drink it all day. Along with El Dorado 8 year old; they are two of my favourite mixers.
I have given it a 5 only because I rate on my ability to enjoy it neat or on the rocks.
Appearance: Dark Gold with a reddish tint
Nose: oak with hints of spice and a little sweetness at the tail end that lingers in the nose
Taste: tons of oak and woodiness upfront that is than overtaken by carmel and dark chocolate notes. The tail lingers with some sweetness and the wood comes back and sits on the palate for quite some time.
Mouth Feel: one of the "thicker" rums I've tasted. It definitely let's you know you are drinking it.
this is one of the better mixing rums u can find..
A bit more body and texture than the V/X, so a nicely finished and reasonably good sipper, but still affordable enough to have as a (REALLY TASTY) mixer (for some REALLY NICE friends).
I tend to favor Jamaican rum and this is fairly smooth with a nice flavor. I like it best at room temp with just a little water added. Appleton's better rums aren't available here in Ohio so I can't compare to others. It's definitely smoother than the VX.
An absolute bargain and better sipped than mixed.
In my opinion, this is a big step up from the basic. Has a nice flavour and no harsh finish. I like the flavour imparted from the barrels.
Great for mixing or on the rocks with limes. Appleton made it's reputation with this rum. True Jamaican.
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Its okay, it is not the 12 it has the signature appleton taste but is common with their rums.
This is a good entry mixer and you will not be disappointed. Compare it with montgay eclipse and it will be good to discuss the difference with friends as they are good mixers with great distinctive taste.
screw top cap works for this rum.
I went on a limb and tested out the reserve for the first time last night. I am not overly impressed, but I have never been a huge fan Appleton rums to begin with. But all in all, the rum is not bad. I tried it solo and then tried it with a but of ginger beer/ale with a slice of lime (how I like to drink my rum). It has that distinct Appleton nose of what I feel stands out is a molasses syrupy and fruity smell to it. The taste is smooth with a sweet oaky/wood flavour to it but feels a bit watered down and lacks depth within the flavour. I'm glad I tried but Appleton continues to just not do it for me...
This is the next best thing.
Shares a lot of good qualities with the 12 but a clear step down.
Nose: Nice and funky grass and fruit.
Feel: A bit too much up front bite but it makes up for it with the long tail of flavours you get with an Appleton.
Taste: A little wood, but mainly caramel and that grassy funk from before.
Presentation: You can't complain about much at this end of the market.
Price: 31 Canadian. Just spend the extra few dollars and get the 12.
This is by base for good rum. Great price point and Appleton makes a great product. I try to find the reserve when I can. I'd like to fine more Appletons to try.