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Appleton Estate Blackwell Black Gold (RX6462)

Introducing the Blackwell Black Gold rum, a product of Jamaica's Appleton Estate distillery and bottled by the independent bottler J. Wray & Nephew LTD. This molasses-based rum boasts an ABV of 40%. A favorite amongst rum enthusiasts, Blackwell Black Gold offers a distinct aroma of nougat, molasses, spice, milk chocolate, and cinnamon. On the palate, expect a blend of alcohol, spice, sweetness, tobacco, and molasses. A popular choice for cocktails, this rum's unique flavor profile and accessible price make it an excellent starting point for those looking to explore the world of Jamaican rums. With a backstory involving Bob Marley, James Bond, and the master blender Joy Spence from Appleton Estate, this rum also supports the Golden Eye Oracabessa Foundation, benefiting the local population and biodiversity. Enjoy this solid sipper and experience its medium-lasting, slightly warming finish.

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What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Blackwell Black Gold is based on 42 user reviews. We have compiled and summarized the community's tasting notes for you, to give you an impression of the aroma and taste of the rum:

The "Blackwell Black Gold" rum, hailing from Jamaica's Appleton Estate, provides a robust, slightly sweet and spicy sipper, with distinct flavors of coffee, chocolate, and tobacco. Ideal as a cocktail base, this accessible rum offers a smooth yet potent profile despite its humble price.

Nosing impressions

Nougat Molasses Spicy Woody Milk chocolate Tobacco Cinnamon Dried currants Coffee Dark chocolate

Taste impressions

Alcoholic Spice Woody Tobacco Molasses Sweet Root Coconut Coffee Nutty


Woody Dark chocolate Tobacco Alcoholic Burn Warm Coconut Oily Toasted

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How does the community rate this rum?

7.1 /1042 ratings

Community Rating

Already 42 registered users have rated and tested this rum, leaving an average rating of 7.1 out of 10. A total of users have marked this rum as their favorite (9+ points).

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„First Jamaican rum that I could taste. I find it good and very accessible considering its price. In spite of its 40%, I find the alcohol a bit too pronounced and I also regret the semi-opaque bottle. But it's a good start to discover Jamaican rums, with flavors, like coffee, chocolate, tobacco...I find the nose better than the mouth. The history of a rum is just as interesting as its aromatic palette, sometimes more. In the history of Blackwell, there is Bob Marley, James Bond, and Joy Spence the Master Blender of the Appleton Estate brand. It is interesting to note that by buying Blackwell rum a portion is donated to the Golden Eye Foundation in Oracabessa which acts in favor of the population and biodiversity of the bay. Nice anyway“


Molasses Coffee Nougat Milk chocolate


Spice Tobacco Alcoholic Coffee Nutty
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„Tasted again after a long time. 40% clearly perceptible, otherwise an aromatic, solid sipper.“


Nougat Molasses Spicy Milk chocolate Woody


Alcoholic Spice Tobacco Woody Sweet
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„Very average, don't buy again“


Milk chocolate Nougat Dried currants Molasses


Sweet Alcoholic Black pepper
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„This is perhaps my favorite bargain Jamaican. I like it more than Appleton signature, more than Myers's. Those have their place but this lacks the slight sharpness of the signature and the comically voluptuous registers of caramel coloring and flavor additions of Myers. It's my go-to Jamaican cocktail rum when I need something just a little sluttier than an Appleton 12.“

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„A slightly sweet and alcoholic smell, a little spicy, later slightly cinnamon.The taste is slightly sweet at first, then becomes a little alcoholic and fruity.The finish is medium long and slightly burning.“


Molasses Sharpness Alcoholic Cinnamon Spicy


Molasses Alcoholic
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„Parade Rum for 500,-“

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„Good for cocktails“

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About the Appleton Estate distillery

The distillery Appleton Estate is located in Jamaica. Rums from Appleton Estate have been reviewed 1,755 times with an average of 8.0/10.

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