A truly excellent long-aged rum from Jamaica's most respected producer, Appleton 21yo has everything you could ask for in a top-end rum - real richness and depth of flavour and a fabulously smooth texture and mouthfeel. Just brilliant.
NOSE: Powerful, yet with delicate citrus, spice, and woody notes. You’ll also discover mellow orange peel, deep vanilla, rich nutmeg, warm coffee, and cocoa notes.
PALATE: Thick, full, nutty, cocoa, stewed fruits, Demerara sugar, oak.
FINISH: The finish is long and dry, with a brown sugar sweetness that does not claw at the palate.Learn More
Rare Blend is the new name for Appleton 12 Year Old Extra. Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Rare Blend is a superb blend of rums, many of which have been aged for at least 12 years.
NOSE: A constantly evolving experience – you’ll find deep oak, fruity, and cocoa notes, followed by delicate molasses, vibrant orange peel, rich vanilla, subtle coffee, with a hint of toasted oak and almond.
PALATE: Rich, creamy, molasses, biscuity.
FINISH: Long, rich, oaked, bittersweet and luscious.Learn More
Appleton Estate Reserve Blend was introduced in 2016 as part of the brand's relaunched range. Replacing the eight year old, and with a similar profile this is a sweet, smooth sipper that lends itself very well to quality cocktails.
NOSE: Full-bodied, smooth, and delicately balanced spice and nutty notes, followed by oaky honey, subtle vanilla, and a hint of hazelnut – all wrapped in rich, dried orange peel. It’s reminiscent of a spicy fruit cake.
PALATE: Dark sugar, honey, hazelnut and spicy oak.
FINISH: Balanced, yet lingering, with echoes of wood. It leaves you wanting more.Learn More
Appleton Estate Signature Blend is a ‘blended rum’, which means it is a combination of several rums of different styles and ages and does not have an age statement.
NOSE: Perfectly balanced complex citrus, fruity and sweet notes, with subtle orange peel, dried apricot, fresh peach, and a hint of molasses and woody notes.
PALATE: Medium body, quite spicy with black pepper and chilli, a little butter and vanilla.
FINISH: Finishes as serenely as it started in the mouth.Learn More
The 40% abv version of Appleton White – a great-value white rum, distilled from molasses in Jamaica. Great for mixing, but with a pleasantly surprising range of flavour for a rum at this price point. A Gold Medal winner at the 1998 International Wine and Spirits Competition.
NOSE: Spirity, fresh. Vanilla, dark brown sugar.
PALATE: Quite dry, spicy. Buttery, vanilla. Oak
FINISH: Crisp and light.Learn More
This rum is the perfect all-rounder, a fantastic full bodied sipping rum that also lends itself to bringing depth and complexity to mixed drinks. Aged for a minimum of 7 years in the tropics after a long, natural fermentation, this blend of 100% traditional Pot Still marks is characterised by a high ester profile and tropical notes.
Pineapple, passion fruit and new-car leather. Candied and jellied fruit notes develop: papaya, guava, lime, Seville orange, blood orange and nectarine. Banana and toasted spice notes build, with prominent clove notes. The spice and bananas lead: creamy banana pie with a generous dusting of ground clove and cinnamon. The banana remains as apples and pineapples roll in. Dark and weight oily notes sneak in behind. Cinnamon spice and sweet banana fade to reveal apple jam and mint.Learn More
This 100% pot still Jamaican rum made with a blend of spirits from Long Pond and Clarendon distilleries, which Maison Ferrand now owns a third of after purchasing the West Indies Rum Distillery in 2017. Master blender Alexandre Gabriel created the Xaymaca (pronounced zay-muck-uh) brand, which is the original name for Jamaica that the indigenous Arawaks, who inhabited Jamaica well before Columbus set foot on the island in 1494, gave it. Xaymaca actually means 'land of wood and water.'
Very complex aromas, slightly smoky and meaty with fruity, herbal and sour notes building up. Next vanilla come forward, almost pastry-like, with cooked banana, bitter orange peel and ripe pineapple. The palate is dry, with a more floral and fruitier profile of rose water, soursop, pear, white grape, apricot and sugar-apple. Next some coconut milk, balsam, allspices, bread and nuts emerge.Learn More
A mix of heavy bodied Wedderburn style rum and medium bodied Plummer, Smith and Cross is an excellent Jamaican rum that's making waves in the bar world. Bottled at 57%, navy strength, and intensely flavoured, this works well in cocktails but also has a depth that rewards those who like to sip their rum.Learn More