Appleton Estate, located in Nassau Valley in the parish of St. Elizabeth, has been producing rum on the 11,000 acre estate since 1749. The sugarcane varieties are estate-grown and the yeast used in fermentation is a proprietary strain. Both column and pot stills are used in its production.
For this bottling, the rums are aged for at least 21 years in American oak. They are blended and bottled at 86 proof.
"The nose yields a heavy dose of oak that blends effortlessly with caramel, melted brown sugar, vanilla and Appleton's signature flamed orange note. There is virtually no astringency. The rum enters with moderate heat, and as the oaky base coats the tongue, an undercurrent of sweetness comes in to round things out. Another sip and the oak is still persistent, but now there is also milk chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, and allspice. Woven throughout the spices and treats from the bakery is a hint of citrus, dark cherries, and a bit of almond and walnut. The finish is long and complex with oaky tannins lingering as the fruity esters fade." - Josh Miller, Distiller
- Country: Jamaica
- Distillery / Brand: Appleton Estate
- Series: Rare Blend
- Age: 21 Year Old
- Standard Drinks: 23.78
- Alcohol Volume: 43%
- Size: 700mL
- Style: Gold Rum