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Appleton Estate 21 Year old Rum

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Rum Review: Appleton Estate 21 Yr Old Rum

  • Apr 6, 2010
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This is the final review in my series of Appleton Estate Rum Reviews, which I began to publish about two months ago.  The impetus for the review series was an invite offered to me to attend a free tasting of Appleton rums in my hometown.  I received a small sample bottle of Appleton VX, and since I owned just about every other Appleton Estate Rum up to the 21 year old I thought it would be fun to review them all.  The 30 year old just about to be released in my locale will be missing from this review series unless I can acquire a sample at a later date.

Although the reviews have been published separately spaced out over two months, I did a lot of comparative tasting between the various ages and styles of Appleton.  My final reviews scores are accurate reflections of how I judge these rums relative to each other.  You can find all of my Appleton Reviews on the side of the blog in the Page menu which for your convenience lists all of the rums I have reviewed alphabetically.

Here is an excerpt from my review:

“…The rum is a rich dark brown colour which leaves a thick film on my glass when it is swirled. This film slowly releases thick fat legs back into the rum.  As I watch the legs slowly crawl down the sides of the glass, the rum brings forth mild brown sugar and orange citrus notes.  But.. as you wait the nose begins to change…”

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Review: Appleton Estate 21 Yr Old Rum

As well my friend forrest and I have collaborated on a new cocktail we call THE MONK’S UNCLE.

Enjoy the review and cocktail.

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Appleton Estate 21 Year Old

The first known documentation of rum production at the Appleton Estate dates back to 1749, however the origins of the Estate date back as far as 1655 when the British captured Jamaica from the Spaniards.

Frances Dickinson took part in that British conquest and it‘s believed that the Appleton Estate was part of the land grant that Dickinson received as a reward for his services. His grandsons were the earliest known owners of the Appleton Estate.

In 1845 the Appleton Estate changed hands from the Dickinson family when it was acquired by William Hill and later changed hands again when it was purchased by one of Jamaica`s most successful merchants, A. McDowell Nathan.

Nathan died in the great earthquake of 1907 and his vast estate, including Appleton, was eventually acquired by J. Wray and Nephew Ltd.  J. Wray and Nephew still owns the Appleton Estate and continues a rich tradition of producing fine rums and spirits to this very day.

The estate may have changed hands many times over the years but since 1749, all Appleton Estate rums have been produced from the single 11,000-acre estate in the Nassau Valley.

The Nassau Valley is part of Jamaica’s world famous Cockpit Country, which is a special limestone formation known as a Cockpit Karst, and was formed over millions of years . Appleton Estate is the only Estate that is located within a Cockpit Karst formation and is the only rum in the world that has a...

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