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Appleton Estate Rum 21 Year Old

Appleton Estate Rum 21 Year Old

Size: 0,7 l
(43.0% ABV)
€188,31
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  • BrandAppleton Estate
  • CategoryDark Rum
  • CountryBarbados
  • RegionCaribbean
  • DistilleryAppleton Estate
  • Age21 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol43.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

This is what happens when you treat Jamaican Rum like a fine, single malt Whiskey … and it mighty good, mon!  
 
Appleton Estate sits in the Jamaican “Cockpit Country” of Nassau valley, an amazingly unique area of rain forest with steeply domed hills and narrow valleys filled with some of the finest “terra rosa” soils on the planet.  It is the Napa Valley of Rum … the Champaign region of sugar cane.  If you are a lover of fine Rum, visiting this region is like a Scotch lover hearing distant pipes in the Highlands.   
 
Appleton put this premium location to good use, aging all their Rums in nothing but Number One Select American Oak barrels, and the entire line is watched over by Master Blender Joy Spence, the very first woman appointed to that position … ever … anywhere … and she has game!   
 
The heritage of this terroir of master rum-making goes back to 1655, and Appleton-branded liquid gold has been in constant production here since 1749.  Appleton controls the entire process from cane to bottle, and it shows.  They have a complete range of Rum spirits to choose from, including young, light Rum for mixing drinks to intensely flavorful aged spirits for sipping and savoring.   
 
This Rum is all about the blush, and Appleton Estate 21-year has got it all!  You see, when fine Rums are aged properly in premium barrels, sure they get darker and richer in color.  But in addition to the golden amber hues taken on my most aged spirits, fine Rum takes on a reddish hue as well. And the pallet mellows out into a rich, viscous, flavor explosion.  Its complex character will surprise you. Do not feel bad if you are fooled at first, thinking that you are having a fine, sweet Scotch or Cognac at first sip. Let it settle in and you will recognize all the Rum coming through.    
 
When Uncle Flaviar took his first sip, he grew out his dreads, pulled up his kilt, issued forth such a sigh of satisfaction as we have not heard in a very long time, and immediately dropped to one knee to proposed marriage to the Master Blender, Joy Spence.  She politely declined and poured him another round on the house. 

Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • orange zest orange zest
  • dry dry
  • zesty zesty
  • marmalade marmalade
  • sweet sweet
  • vanilla vanilla
  • woody woody
  • caramel caramel
Appearance / Color  
A deep, amber-rose  
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma  
Orange zest, wood, and spice   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich, liquor-like, with notes of marmalade and vanilla   
 
Finish  
Long pleasantly sweet, with dry spice 

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This is what happens when you treat Jamaican Rum like a fine, single malt Whiskey … and it mighty good, mon!  
 
Appleton Estate sits in the Jamaican “Cockpit Country” of Nassau valley, an amazingly unique area of rain forest with steeply domed hills and narrow valleys filled with some of the finest “terra rosa” soils on the planet.  It is the Napa Valley of Rum … the Champaign region of sugar cane.  If you are a lover of fine Rum, visiting this region is like a Scotch lover hearing distant pipes in the Highlands.   
 
Appleton put this premium location to good use, aging all their Rums in nothing but Number One Select American Oak barrels, and the entire line is watched over by Master Blender Joy Spence, the very first woman appointed to that position … ever … anywhere … and she has game!   
 
The heritage of this terroir of master rum-making goes back to 1655, and Appleton-branded liquid gold has been in constant production here since 1749.  Appleton controls the entire process from cane to bottle, and it shows.  They have a complete range of Rum spirits to choose from, including young, light Rum for mixing drinks to intensely flavorful aged spirits for sipping and savoring.   
 
This Rum is all about the blush, and Appleton Estate 21-year has got it all!  You see, when fine Rums are aged properly in premium barrels, sure they get darker and richer in color.  But in addition to the golden amber hues taken on my most aged spirits, fine Rum takes on a reddish hue as well. And the pallet mellows out into a rich, viscous, flavor explosion.  Its complex character will surprise you. Do not feel bad if you are fooled at first, thinking that you are having a fine, sweet Scotch or Cognac at first sip. Let it settle in and you will recognize all the Rum coming through.    
 
When Uncle Flaviar took his first sip, he grew out his dreads, pulled up his kilt, issued forth such a sigh of satisfaction as we have not heard in a very long time, and immediately dropped to one knee to proposed marriage to the Master Blender, Joy Spence.  She politely declined and poured him another round on the house. 

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  • BrandAppleton Estate
  • CategoryDark Rum
  • CountryBarbados
  • RegionCaribbean
  • DistilleryAppleton Estate
  • Age21 Year Old
  • Style Dark Rum
  • Alcohol43.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • spicy spicy
  • orange zest orange zest
  • dry dry
  • zesty zesty
  • marmalade marmalade
  • sweet sweet
  • vanilla vanilla
  • woody woody
  • caramel caramel
Appearance / Color  
A deep, amber-rose  
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma  
Orange zest, wood, and spice   
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Rich, liquor-like, with notes of marmalade and vanilla   
 
Finish  
Long pleasantly sweet, with dry spice 

Customer Reviews

Based on 50 reviews
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Sam
I bought this as a gift to mys...

I bought this as a gift to myself and it is the perfect Jamacian rum. Nice cinnamon and vanilla with a good spice to it. The Jamacian funk is there and it helps round out the palate. It didn't last more than two weeks in my house. Tried it with a droplet of water, neat, and with a single ice cube and the water opened up so much more orange. Wonderful. Dreaming of when I can get it again.

I'm a big Appleton fan. And this was not disappointing. Going to try the Joy next.

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Sigurdur
So very smooth. After 21-year...

So very smooth. After 21-years in a barrel in the tropics, everything is rounder and more mellow. The expected Jamaican funk is there, but now presents as more baked fruits instead of spoiled fruits. Vanilla and cinnamon are also very present, but again in a more slow, rounded way. A wonderful dram to sip and enjoy as it evolves and rolls across your palate. One of my favorites.

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guest
Absolutely Fantastic!

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Jacob
It's Alright, I Guess

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Ian
felt like it was overly harsh ...

felt like it was overly harsh for the age and price tag