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New Rum from Appleton! September 27, 2009

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New Rum from Appleton

New Rum from Appleton

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has introduced a new luxury rum that will only be available at the Appleton Estate Rum Tour.

Appleton Estate Exclusive Edition is a luxurious blend of rums that were created to celebrate the territory of the Nassau Valley where the Appleton Estate is located. The edition was made available on Monday. It is presented in a proprietary bottle, (the design is inspired by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum’s signature bottle), with a cork finish, and is packaged in a beautiful wooden gift box. It will be sold for US$250.

According to Judy Schoenbein, general manager of the Appleton Estate Rum Tour, the new rum will make a wonderful addition to the rum tour experience.

“In addition to making a journey of discovery of the rich history and heritage that are our legacy and learning how we make our rums, visitors will now have a chance to take home something that is exclusive to the Appleton Rum Tour experience.”

Master Blender Joy Spence said she carefully selected the rums that make up the exclusive edition for their unique qualities.

Perfect conditions

“The Nassau Valley’s rich fertile soil and unique microclimate that features warm days, gentle afternoon showers and cool nights are the perfect conditions for growing sugar cane and tropically ageing rum,” she said.

She also noted that the pure water from the estate’s natural spring, the varieties of sugar cane that are cultivated and the one-of-a-kind copper pot stills all contribute to the unique qualities and distinctive character of Appleton Estate Exclusive Edition.

“It is a rich, smooth, full-bodied rum and I would recommend that it be enjoyed neat or on the rocks,” she added.

Taste notes

The Edition has a deep amber colour with red highlights that perfectly reflect the rich soil of the region. Lots of oak and vanilla notes that are developed naturally during long years of ageing under tropical conditions will waft to the nose. The fruity sweetness that arises as a result of the varieties of sugar cane that are grown on the estate, of perfectly balances the woodiness that is derived from ageing. The finish is long and smooth. Drink up!