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J. Wray & Nephew LTD. Appleton Reserve Rare Old Jamaican Rum (Ceramic) 12yr 43%

“Delightful, complex, fruity with a rich, historic taste. Must-try!”

Discover the exquisite Appleton Reserve Rare Old Jamaican Rum (Ceramic), a true gem from J. Wray & Nephew LTD. Crafted from molasses and aged for 12 years, this rum presents an alluring aroma of caramel, dried fruit, and barrel notes, with a hint of freshness and polish. On the palate, it unfolds with flavors of dried fruit, woody nuances, and a spicy profile enriched by allspice. Celebrated for its intensity and complexity, this rum boasts a rich blend reminiscent of vintage treasures, offering an exceptional sipping experience. Its unique qualities of tropical fruits, intricate spices, and a subtle cognac-like warmth make it a distinctive choice for connoisseurs. Indulge in a journey through time with this luxuriously complex and inviting rare old Jamaican rum.

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How does this rum taste?

A vintage gem from Appleton, offering an intense, fruity, and woody experience. Although its 43% ABV feels light, its complexity and rich flavors of dried fruits, spices, and a hint of caramel captivate. A delightful, albeit slightly thin, taste adventure.

Most frequently mentioned flavors


Caramel Dried fruit Barrel Fresh Polish Raisin


Dried fruit Barrel Woody Spicy Allspice Caramel


Caramel Spicy Dried fruit Woody

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“A wonderfully deep red gold. Hammer nose!!! Polish, dried fruit, tar and beef jerky. Very fine and complex. Reminiscent of a TECA and also has something of a Caroni. In the mouth then tropical fruits and now woody and spicy. Again very complex and fine. The 43% is quite OK, with a few % more it would be one of my absolute favorites. A really great rum and very different from today's Appletons.”


Dried fruit Raisin Tobacco Polish Varnish


Dried fruit Mango Woody Spicy Peppery
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“was very excited about the 12-year-old from the ceramic decanter! On the nose, there is a clear difference to the 'current' 12-year-old. The old one is much more intense, with dried fig, polish, old closet, tobacco, Werther's Echte Karamellbonbon and a slight freshness. It is more in the direction of the Hearts series. On the palate, the 'old' has a pleasant interplay of cask, spices and café au lait, and somehow it also has a pleasantly warm cognac note...thank you for the FT to Vienna!”


Barrel Fudge Dried figs Fresh Polish


Barrel Cognac Cappuccino
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“Nose is very intense given to low ABV. Quite intriguing with lots of fruits some spices and noticeable wood influence. This is much richer than contemporary bottlings. On the palate the dilution is ruining the experience somewhat, unfortunately. Yet, this is still very flavorful with wood and dried fruits and far superior to newer releases in the same weight class. This reminds me of the old El Dorado 25y blends with less sweetness but comparable intensity.”


Dried fruit Raisin Tobacco Spicy Barrel


Dried fruit Dried dates Barrel Woody Spicy

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What is the price trend for this rum?

351 €
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