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APPLETON VX 40%
Rum, Jamaica, 70cl, Ref: 16231
A blend of 15 different versions of Appleton Estate, the VX batch is the perfect introduction to this range of traditional rums, all produced in pot stills in Jamaica and aged in American oak casks.
Appleton Estate was originally a sugar refinery and has produced rum since 1749. This makes it one of the oldest distilleries on the island. Bought in 1916 by J. Wray and Nephew, a company which today represents 90% of sales in Jamaica, all of the rums it has produced since 1997 have been blended by Joy Spence, the first woman in the rum industry to take on this important role.
- Nose : subtle notes of demerara sugar and molasses, spices, dried fruit (apricot) and a hint of orange peel.
- Palate : notes of honey, toasted barley bread and refined sugar.
- Overall : long, subtle and elegant.
- The brand
The brandEstablished in 1655 as a sugar refinery, Appleton Estate started to produce rum in 1749. It is the oldest working rum distillery in Jamaica. Appleton Estate Special, the estate’s flagship product, was created during the Second World War to compensate for the shortage of whisky on the island. Over the decades the distillery has survived various crises by using an independent sugar cane supplier. In 1997 Appleton Estate appointed Joy Spence as their Master Blender, the first woman to occupy such a position in the rum industry. Highly appreciated by experts, Appleton Estate is regularly awarded prizes for the consistent quality of its products.