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Appleton Legend 2005 17yr 49%

RX12458 Very good 1,500 bottles Above 250€
“Exquisite, tropical burst; estery funk with a lasting, complex finish.”

Discover the unique allure of "Legend," a limited-release rum, masterfully distilled at the Appleton Estate in Jamaica in 2005. This exclusive treat, bottled at a perfect 49% ABV, tantalizes with an intriguing bouquet of tropical fruits, cinnamon, and earthy esters. Savour the unmistakable Jamaican funk, combined with nuances of pear, banana, and roasted almonds that create a complex and captivating flavor profile. Matured for 17 years, its deep, woody tones and the sweetness of dried fruit linger, leaving a long-lasting and evocative finish. With each of the 1500 bottles embodying the expertise of distiller Joy and boasting an array of notes ranging from fresh herbs and brine to ripe red apples and cantaloupe, “Legend" is a must-have for any rum enthusiast or collector. Experience the unparalleled richness of this remarkable rum, enhanced by its tropical aging.

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How does this rum taste?

Appleton's 'Legend' surprises with an exotic twist on their classic profile. Aromas of tropical fruit, esters, and a hint of funk give way to a complex palate with spicy, herbal, and oaky notes, finishing long with a fruity burst.

Most frequently mentioned flavors

Aroma

Ester Woody Tropical fruit Funky Banana Overripe

Taste

Banana Citrus Woody Roasted almonds Funky Roasted

Finish

Banana Mango Herbal Nutty Woody Leather

Community reviews

8.5/1026 ratings
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8.6/10

“#4145 This little sample arrived straight from the US this morning and a friend brought it to the door 😊 He just wanted to get a bottle before most and had to lay down close to 800 USD to get a bottle. I'm certain this will turn into a collectors item and many not being opened and used as intended by their master blender Joy. This rum is more Jamaican than the regular Appleton releases for sipping. More funk and a bit more esters and on top of that a lot of fruit. Draws beautiful curtains in the glass and the empty glass has some caramel and dried fruit. Heavily overpriced but who cares if you're a collector 😊”

Aroma

Woody Funky Banana Overripe Earthy

Taste

Woody Funky Roasted Tobacco Banana
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8.5/10

“Very oily! Extremely complex nose. Ester, dried fruit, after longer breathing gasoline or workshop. Each time smelling in and a new image emerges. Rancid sweat.😅 Very complex, alcohol top integrated, good drinking strength. Then a bit thin in the mouth. Plastic and medicine. Herbs!!! The finish could be a little longer. An Appleton off the beaten path, there one has clearly helped oneself to New Yarmouth stocks. Certainly not an uninteresting product, which then in rudiments reminds of old Jamaicans (1941, 1945). By Limitation and the story told in addition, this becomes a collector's item.”

Aroma

Leather Dirty Polish Unknown Earthy

Taste

Citrus Grapefruit Platsic Caramel Medicinal
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8.5/10

“I honestly did not expect much, but I like it surprisingly well! For an Appleton a lot of esters, little wood, some marzipan, yellow fruits, very ring and balanced. Probably too round for a Mai Tai....”

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What are the key facts about this rum?

Country
Distillery
RumX ID
RX12458
ABV
49%
Vintage
2005
Made from
Molasses
Age
17 years
No. of bottles
1500
Bottle volume
75cl
Price range
Above 250€
Type of spirit
Rum

What is the price trend for this rum?

862 €
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The RumX community has already added 45 bottles to their collections:

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About the Appleton Estate distillery

The Appleton Estate distillery is located in Jamaica. Rums from Appleton Estate have been reviewed 2,096 times with an average of 8.0/10.


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