RumLive Tweet Tasting

So i've made no bones about it that I will occasionally post reviews and features on here for spirits or drinks that arent whisky so when the opportunity came to get involved in a Rum Tweet Tasting i really couldn't resist.

Organised by Appleton Rum and The Floating Rum Shack this was a great opportunity for me to try more of a spirit that i really haven't spent as much time with as i should, i've spent time with the usual white rum and dark rum and coke, but with some recent rum casked whiskies i've wanted to try more rum and so this was a great opportunity.

appleton vx Appleton Estate V/X

A blend of rums, matured in smaller barrels before marriage in cask. Appleton Estate V/X offers a wonderfully rich nose, lots of buttery sweetness.

Nice easy drinking rum available from the guys at Master of Malt

Bottle Name Appleton Estate V/X
Bottler Appleton
Distiller Appleton
Age* NAS
ABV 40%
Nose Initially a quite strong note of demerera sugar and treacle scones, with undercooked dough and citrus fruits, especially orange and hints of stewed prunes in here too
Taste stewed prunes with dried fruits and hints of orange peel with treacle scones
Finish sweet and sugary


Appleton 8 year old reserveAppleton 8 Year Old Reserve

A dark rum blended from 20 pot and column still rums from Jamaica. This was aged for a minimum of 8 years and it offers lots of dark sugar, and honey character. Great value for money because whilst it's great in cocktails, it's also very good neat.

Another one you can pick up from Master of Malt

Bottle Name Appleton 8 Year Old Reserve
Bottler Appleton
Distiller Appleton
Age* 8
ABV 43%
Nose

Initially this really has that nose of opening an apiary with fresh bees honey and touches of sugar with treacle with citrus peel and ginger cake in the background

Taste Smooth creamy treacle with ginger cake and citrus peel, particularly orange peel & manuka honey
Finish Smooth Warmng and Fruity


Appleton 12 Appleton 12 Year Old

Appleton Estate 12 is a blend of rums aged for between 12 and 18 years. Dave Broom describes this as "the finest aged rum from Jamaica"!

Go grab a bottle of this from Master of Malt

Bottle Name Appleton 12 Year Old
Bottler Appleton
Distiller Appleton
Age* 21
ABV 43%
Nose lovely sweetness comes along honey edges with condensed milk and gentle treacle scone and jamaican ginger cake with fruit cake mix, without the fruit.
Taste Seriously full of ginger and honey sweetness and hints of grated ginger
Finish short and fruity with honey


Appleton 21 Year OldAppleton 21 Year Old

A well-aged 21 year old Jamaican rum from the Appleton Estate. Following maturation this was blended and married in casks for two years.

Out of stock at the moment but keep an eye on Master of Malt for this coming back into stock

Bottle Name Appleton 21 Year Old
Bottler Appleton
Distiller Appleton
Age* 8
ABV 43%
Nose

lots of dried fruits in here with lots of honey and fresh fruit salad with smooth creamy galaxy chocolate, this really is glorious

Taste Spicy edge to begin with before it goes seriously smooth and honied with caramel and candyfloss
Finish Smooth caramel and candyfloss