Appleton Estate 21 Year Rum
Appleton Estate // Jamaica
Nearing the top of the Appleton Estate line, the 21-Year is only eclipsed by the rare 30-year and the $5,000 50-Year. A favorite of many rum connoisseurs, Appleton 21 represents a rare success of extended tropical aging--a rum that is at once woody and refined, fruity and moderately sweet, with subtle nuances to discover from the first sip to the last.
Aged RumRum that is aged, but no specific type or size barrel required. No set time required for length of aging, but will often carry an age statement (which should be taken with a grain of salt). Often thought of as "sipping rums".
"The nose yields a heavy dose of oak that blends effortlessly with caramel, melted brown sugar, vanilla and Appleton's signature flamed orange note. There is virtually no astringency. The rum enters with moderate heat, and as the oaky base coats the tongue, an undercurrent of sweetness comes in to round things out. Another sip and the oak is still persistent, but now there is also milk chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, and allspice. Woven throughout the spices and treats from the bakery is a hint of citrus, dark cherries, and a bit of almond and walnut. The finish is long and complex with oaky tannins lingering as the fruity esters fade."