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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%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Appleton Estate
8 Year Old Reserve Rum

Category: Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)

Date Tasted:
Country: Jamaica
Alcohol: 43%
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of ripe banana and pineapple, roasted walnut, strawberry watermelon gastrique, and charred coconut with a round, dryish medium body and a long finish that shows notes of bananas and roasted walnut, grilled pineapple, strawberry watermelon, and mejoola date. Complex layers of fruit flavors with some subtle earthy funk make up this benchmark, consumer friendly Jamaican Rum.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe banana and pineapple, roasted walnut, strawberry watermelon gastrique, and charred coconut
Taste Flavor: bananas and roasted walnut, grilled pineapple, strawberry watermelon, and mejoola date
Smoothness Smoothness:
Finish Finish: Long
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complex layers of fruit flavors with some subtle earthy funk make up this benchmark, consumer friendly Jamaican Rum.

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.