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APPLETON ESTATE

APPLETON ESTATE
8 Year Old Reserve Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica
Alcohol: 43%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28.99

APPLETON ESTATE
8 Year Old Reserve Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica
Alcohol: 43%
Dark amber color. Minerally aromas and flavors of hot copper, nutmeg cream, spiced rice pudding, toast, and raisins with a silky, crisp, dry light body and a sleek, involved, medium-long finish evoking accents of molasses cake, leather, limestone, walnuts, licorice, and dried pineapple and mango. A bone dry, spicy, mineral-rich Rum that will pique the interest of curious Rum purists; sip and cocktail away with this distinctive, recondite British-style Rum.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Funky, Rich & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: hot copper, nutmeg cream, spiced rice pudding, toast, and raisins
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of molasses cake, leather, limestone, walnuts, licorice, and dried pineapple and mango
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bone dry, spicy, mineral-rich rum that will pique the interest of curious rum purists; sip and cocktail away with this distinctive, recondite British-style rum.

The Producer or Importer

Benson Marketing Group

The Producer or  Importer
2 Park Ave
New York, NY 10016
USA
1 203-536-9091

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Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.