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Old 12-19-2008, 01:58 PM   #1
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So i just got me a bottle of the 21. However it is from 2006. I was wondering whether or not anyone has study how these rums differ from year to year and what should I expect for the 2006 batch? Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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Appleton produces some of the most consistent rums. I do not think there would be much differance.
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Old 12-20-2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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Interesting thought. The Appleton 21 is made only once a year -- about 2,000 cases if I remember correctly. It would be interesting to do a careful comparison from year to year.

My bottle says number 1621, produced in 2006 and signed by Joy Spence. Yours may be close in series from a similar case shipped to South Florida.
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The bottle we have is number 1623, also from 2006 and signed by Joy Spence, but it came from the midwest, not from Florida.
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Old 12-20-2008, 03:49 PM   #5
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Wow....only two bottles off. It would seem that these two bottles came from the same barrel. Is rum usually bottled straight form the barrel?
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Wow....only two bottles off. It would seem that these two bottles came from the same barrel. Is rum usually bottled straight form the barrel?
Rum is not usually bottled straight from the barrel.

I'm not aware if Ms Spence signs all bottles from the Limited Editions or how they are queued for boxing. Very nice additions at any rate to the collections of Messrs. Robert and Michael.
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:09 PM   #7
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So i just got me a bottle of the 21. However it is from 2006. I was wondering whether or not anyone has study how these rums differ from year to year and what should I expect for the 2006 batch? Thanks.
If Joy's doing her job properly, which is hardly in doubt, every year should taste the same. Each bottle of any Appleton blend will contain different portions from the available barrels with the aim that every year the VX, the 8, the 12 and all the other blends are identical year on year
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Indeed Paul. Appleton rums have been very consistent though I would dare to say there will be some changes over the long term (several years) caused by various factors not dependent on the master blenders skills no?
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Nothing to add on Appleton 21 except I need to get some, but I revisited your site Count and was pleased to see many new reviews. Thank you for your thoughtful and extensive efforts. Entertaining, well written and informative.
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So i just got me a bottle of the 21. However it is from 2006. I was wondering whether or not anyone has study how these rums differ from year to year and what should I expect for the 2006 batch? Thanks.
Perhaps your question might be posed to Joy Spence in the Meet the Distiller/Blender Forum. Her answer is certain to be informative.
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