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Old 02-14-2010, 01:56 PM   #5
Arctic Wolf
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Default Review: Appleton Estate Reserve Rum

This is the second review in the series I am completing of the Rums in the Appleton Estate family of Rums. The Appleton Reserve rum is constructed from a blend of 20 aged rums which have each been aged for approximately 8 years. The rum is intended to be perfect for those who wish to be introduced to a complex rum style meant for sipping neat and for using in sophisticated cocktails.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

This has a spicy zip on the tongue that is full of citrus peel, oak spice, candy apples, cloves, and cinnamon. There is, (in spite of the softness of the rum on my tongue), a sharpness and intensity in these spicy flavours. Underneath this spiciness are additional flavours of butterscotch, caramel and vanilla. At the bottom of the palate I find an earthiness which seems almost brooding to me.

You may read the full review here: Review: Appleton Estate Reserve

Of course I could not resist adding a few cocktail suggestions to the review. Enjoy!
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