Dark gold, burnished copper rum distilled from molasses. Aged in used Jack Daniels whisky barrels.
The flagship of the Appleton Estate. This blend of 15 select aged rums is well balanced and one of the most under rated rums from Jamaica.
The rich aroma is accented with orange citrus, brown sugar-molasses, cinnamon and vanilla leading to a medium body of honey, dried apricot, dried orange and nut flavors.
The slightly smoky finish is long, subtle and complex.
I drink this rum on the rocks or with a splash of ginger ale. One of the best kept secrets from Jamaica.
Bottled at 40% alcohol by volume.
Arctic Wolf's review
This is the first review in a series I am doing on Appleton Rums. I am starting with the Appleton Estate VX and I will work my way up the ladder of Appleton Rums to the Appleton 21 Year Old. This will include the Appleton Reserve, The Appleton Estate Extra 12 Year, The Master Blenders Legacy, and the Appleton Dark 151 Proof. An astute person will realize that I have already reviewed Appleton Estate Extra 12 Year Old and the Master Blenders Legacy. I will take this opportunity as I go up the Appleton Ladder to revisit these reviews and these rums.
Here is an excerpt from my Appleton Estate VX Review:
" The rum displays an amber colour with orange flashes. Surprisingly (to me) the rum when swirled left nice long skinny legs in my glass indicating a buttery oil present. The aroma is very spicy, and full of oak tannin. I smell a firm and distinct orange peel, and light brown sugar and molasses rising in the tangy oak spice...."