Appleton Estate is one of the most known rum brands on the planet, having worked hard to secure a reputation for quality Jamaican rum over 265 years. Based in the beautiful countryside of the Nassau Valley, Appleton maintain an 11,000-acre plantation, growing some of the best quality sugar cane in the Caribbean. Signature Blend demonstrates this quality, as it is their flagship rum bottling. This rum has been distilled in copper pot stills, giving it a distinctive funky quality that Jamaican rum is known for, before maturation in American oak barrels. This is a blend of around 15 rums, with an average age of 4 years.
On the nose, this rum offers lovely aromas of bright, fresh citrus, tropical fruits, sweet burnt sugar, dried apricot, tinned peaches, a little barrel char and a thick molasses note. The palate is soft and smooth, with a wave of sweetness upfront, followed by more complex fruit and grassy cane flavours, rich and delicious. The finish is short and sweet, with a bright oak and cane quality that lasts and lasts. A versatile rum, with an excellent character, equally at home in cocktails or on the rocks. One every rum fan should try.