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APPLETON ESTATE

APPLETON ESTATE
12 Year Old Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica
Alcohol: 43%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$41

APPLETON ESTATE
12 Year Old Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica
Alcohol: 43%
Dark amber color. Interesting aromas of grilled romaine, candied pecan, sweet and salty vinaigrette, mace, and cloves with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long brown sugar cream pie, spiced graham cracker, glazed nuts, and roasted coconut flakes finish. A unique, character-rich Rum that delivers caramelly, nutty flavors alongside unexpected funky vegetal notes; great balance, highly pleasurable, and plenty of charm.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Rich, Spicy & Funky
Aroma Aroma: grilled romaine, candied pecan, sweet and salty vinaigrette, mace, and cloves
Taste Flavor: brown sugar cream pie, spiced graham cracker, glazed nuts, and roasted coconut flakes
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Cuba Libre, Daiquiri Natural, Dark & Stormy
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A unique, character-rich rum that delivers caramelly, nutty flavors alongside unexpected funky vegetal notes; great balance, highly pleasurable, and plenty of charm.

The Importer

Campari America

The Importer
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
USA
1 212-207-4350

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Rum Aged more than 3 Years

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.