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Old 01-16-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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This question is for any of the users that have had the opportunity to actually go to the facilities in Jamaica, who took the tour and went into their store on site.

Do they offer any products in the store for purchase that is not available outside of their own store? Do they have any older rum for sale there, than the 21 year old?
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:38 PM   #2
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Sadly not while I was there, although we did get a tasting of some older and rare blends and single barrels.

Plus Joy Spence gave a us a class on the art of blending, then gave us 15 different age statements of rum from pot and column to make our own blend which we bottled. Mine was nearly undrinkable!
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Old 01-16-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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Sadly not while I was there, although we did get a tasting of some older and rare blends and single barrels.

Plus Joy Spence gave a us a class on the art of blending, then gave us 15 different age statements of rum from pot and column to make our own blend which we bottled. Mine was nearly undrinkable!
OK, now THAT sounds like a lot of fun.

Looks like I need to start saving for a trip to Jamaica as soon as I get back from Germany...
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I'm heading back in March myself. We're using Jamaica as the stage for the final part of our Appleton Bartending Challenge.

We've already tested the bartenders during 8 really tough rounds and the final 3 go to Jamaica in March. We're hosting a large party at the Hilton Kingston with 3 seperate bars around the poolside. The bartenders will man 1 bar each serving the same selection of cocktails for a 4 hour shift. Each of the 250-300 guests will have been given a silver token at the start of the evening and been urged to drink at each of the bars. At the end of the evening they 'vote' for the bartender they liked most. Who was the funniest, flashiest, quickest, made the best drinks etc. Winner is crowned Appleton Bartender of the Year and comes out to judge the same comp next year.

Plus we'll get to fly into the distillery again. I cannot wait
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Appletons makes a Master's Blend, which is a blend of Joy Spence's rums, her future predecessor David Morrison, and the blender before her (not sure of name). I believe the rums are a blend of up to 30 years old, as Ive often heard it referred to as Appleton 30 yr (doesnt have any age specs on the bottle).

As far as I know, its only available on the island.
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The Master Blenders Legacy is made from rums selected by Joy assisted by Owen Tulloch, her predecessor and the lovely David Morrison, her protege.

There is a 30 year old rum in the blend, but the youngest rum is supposedly 18 years as the legacy was designed to sit between the extra (12-18) and the 21 (21+). It's freely available in large outlets in the Caribbean - I got some at Barbados duty free and it's supposedly selling excellently in Canada. Sadly not released here in the UK yet
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Interesting discussion! I saw a programme on TV last night about rum in Jamaica and they showed some from the burning of the cane fields and the rum making process and then the Appleton estate and Joy Spence demonstrating a rum tasting. Would really like to be able to go there myself.
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You come back with memories to last a lifetime. Imagine if you had a boat and an open remit to just sail the caribbean being welcomed with open arms at every distillery at every stop......

Eh, Ed?
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We've been invited to visit the distillery from March 12-15. Is that the same time as the bartender's challenge, Paul?
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We've been invited to visit the distillery from March 12-15. Is that the same time as the bartender's challenge, Paul?
Very possibly Rob. It should be booked soon. I'll get back to you
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