Nose: Wow – sit up straight and pay attention. Big, rasping aromas of wood, spice and sugar come crashing in.
Palate: No let-up, with enveloping flavours of toasty spices and big-hearted toasty oak, this is determined to make a statement.
Finish: Gentler than expected: sweet spice and nicely integrated oak.
Customer Reviews: (19 reviews)
After 5 visits to Jamaica I have become addicted to Appletons VX. A simply sublime rum which just slips down your throat and tingles your palette with flavours of the Caribbean. Could easily become an alcoholic on that stuff.
- anonymous, 13th March
Sampled the reserve in country brought a bottle of it back. Its a good sipping rum no mixers no ice no water. Straight up, it rocks!
- Ken, 5th May '13
A good quality mixing rum that can be sipped but I would rather leave the sipping to the sublime Appleton Estate 12yr.
- The Colonel, 30th Mar '13
My neighbor brought me a bottle home from Jamaica and I was completely blown away. This stuff is incredible!! And that's coming from a Kentucky boy. We know a thing or two about whiskey and bourbon.
- Brian, 23rd Dec '12
got a taste for this rum while on holiday in jamaica. before trying this rum, i usually drank ovd but appleton is much smoother to drink and warm. back home now and can't seem to find it locally
- anonymous, 7th Dec '12
amazing flavour best yet I shall try to purchase in uk hoping the quality will be as good
- anonymous, 4th Dec '12
Very nice! Going down a treat this.....will try the 12 year old next and then the 8. Was a toss up between this and some more Bacardi Gold.... Made the right choice ;)
- anonymous, 16th Sep '12
I have now tasted this fine spirit, and I can testify to its excellence. Smooth and rich, everything rum should be.
- Grant Melville, Falkirk, 13th Aug '12
One of the finest drinks I've ever had. A mate brought me some back from a cruise and I loved it, so much so I bought a bottle. Can't wait to try the 12 year old stuff. Fantastic with Pepsi and even better neat. Love it!
- Lee Bagnall, 7th Jun '12
I've never tasted it myself, but it's exceedingly popular with my Jamaican friends, which is perhaps a certification of its authenticity.
- Grant Melville, Falkirk, 10th Mar '12
Fantastic! This along with Chairmans Reserve are the best sipping rums for under £20 without a doubt. Smooth, complex and doesn't have a huge sweetness like other rums mentioned here.
- Mark, Bristol., 4th Jun '11
i have tried various rums but the 2 that i love well sorry no im telling fibs i love all of the havana club blends there nice and 7 yo is smooth n smells like an aged sherry or maderia but appletons vx its very smooth and fruity either on its own or mixed if you love a warm rich fruity drink with a nice gentle kick buy this it rocks
- mr p n ash, 13th Mar '11
If you think this tastes weak stick to "Navy" Rums.Try it with plenty of ice and a splash of water...excellent.
- Pilansberg Pete, 31st Oct '10
This tasted extremely weak and would not purchase again!
- anonymous, 7th May '10
Good quality rum, but a little light on flavour. Have to spend a bit more money for an aged rum I think. Great Mixer in cocktails though.
- anonymous, 10th Nov '09
i had not drink this but now i go to matusalem i want to save money
- Hugo, 3rd Sep '09
save the cash, get a matusalem gran reserva. one glass was enough to know i didn't want a bottle of appleton, i wanted more matusalem.
- L, 22nd Jan '09
IF YOU LIKE RUM YOU WILL LOVE THIS ITS AMAZING
- IAN HULSE, 16th Oct '08
- a, 19th Apr '08
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