Appleton 21


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Bottle Profile
Distillery Appleton
Origin Jamaica
Bottler none
Type Single Blended Rum (Pot + Column from the same distillery)
Alcohol By Volume 43%
Sugar Measured 0 g/L
Description Distilled using small-batch copper pot stills uniquely designed for Appleton Estate, this rum is a blend of several rums aged 21 years in American oak barrels. Once blended, the rum is re-casked for two years to marry the flavors.
Review 1


Review by "Serge" Score: 60

A well-known brand. As we Frenchmen have our own distilleries in the Caribbean, we hardly ever come across these but I’ve heard good things, it’s one of the ‘foreign’ names that do come through within the chatting circles.

Nose: Colour: full amber. Nose: this is funny, it reminds me a bit of some aged bourbons as well as of some orange liqueurs. It’s very pleasant but very sweet and almost too heady. It is, so far, exactly the style of rum I’m not too fond of. A lot of jam and honey too, roses, maybe strawberries... Very liqueury.

Palate: same feeling. It’s probably great, but it’s not my kind of spirit. Too smooth, too sweet, too aromatic in a way, and even too sugary, while some sweet oak (big vanilla) complements the whole. More a liqueur than rum.

Finish: pretty long but quite oaky. Sweet cinnamon and orange liqueur.

Thoughts: don’t get me wrong, I’m sure it’s excellent rum but it’s not my kind at all. Feels like ‘arranged’ rum. Read flavoured. I’d rather have one tiny glass of the Mezans rather than a demijohn of this thick spirit.

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