There is so much good to be said about Appleton. Not necessarily one of the most famous of Rums it has tremendous character, which is probably as much to do with the life-loving, bold and utterly enthusiastic character that is Joy Spence their master distiller than anything else. That is not to denigrate all the hard work that goes into creating this wonderful Rum. Anything but. Appleton Estate is an authentic Jamaican rum that is made in the Cockpit Country; a unique, lush and fertile terrain. The beautifully complex and aromatic Appleton Estate rums are produced on their estate, which makes it one of the few rums in the world to claim a terroir; and the only rum in the world that has a terroir as unique as the Nassau Valley. (Terroir can roughly be translated to be a set of unique weather, soil and geographic demarcations that impart unique quality)- proof that it really does matter where your rum comes from.
The first known documentation of rum production on the Appleton Estate is dated 1749. However, it is believed that the origins of the Estate date back to Sir Francis Dickenson in 1655. The rums are aged in 40 gallon Number One select oak barrels, giving a smoother, less woody texture Famous it may not be, but we cannot recommend this enough.
Complex fruit and citrus flavours