Scotland Stephenson's Spirits Reviews

Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum

Review Date: July 13, 2009
Category Info: Rum :: Aged Rum
Distilled From: Molasses
Retail Price: $$ ($20-$30)
Bottle Size: 750 ml Bottle
Brewer / Distiller: J. Wray and Nephew Ltd.
Strength: 40%
Origin: Jamaica

Tasting Notes:

Toasty brown / amber color.
Huge, beautiful, oily / smoky nose. Some cooked brown sugar and nutmeg aromas.
Big caramel notes on the front of the palate. The smokiness from the nose is there, but it is more subtle than expected. Some mouth-coating molasses texture but it is not overwhelming.
A fantastic rum for the money in a big smoky and oaky, warming style.