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Hearts Collection - 1994

Velier • Appleton Estate

88 /10088 ratings

294 EUR


Facts about the rum

Cask number
Made from
Pot Still
26 years
No. of bottles
Bottle volume
Price range
Above 250€

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The Hearts Collection - 1994 was produced in Jamaica at the Appleton Estate distillery. It was selected and bottled by the independent bottler Velier. It was distilled in 1994 from Molasses with a Pot Still and then aged for 26 years. The rum is bottled at cask strength and has an ABV of 60%. This is a limited release and there are only 3000 bottles.

88 community members rated this rum with an average of 88/100. The rum smells like Woody, Glue and Tropical fruit, and on the palate there is Oak, Roasted and Intense.

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88 /10088 ratings

What does this rum taste like?

The flavor profile of Hearts Collection - 1994 is based on 88 user reviews. The RumX community has discovered the following associations:

Nosing associations

Woody Glue Tropical fruit OrangePeal Banana Leather Vanilla

Taste associations

Oak Roasted Intense Spice FullBodied Complex Smoky

Finish associations

Woody Roasted OrangePeal Spice Leather Dry Vanilla

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Already 88 users have rated this rum, leaving an average rating of 88 points. A total of 21 users have marked this rum as their favorite (90+ points).

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#5 RumXCalendar Blind tasting: Nose: fruits (apricot, cocconut, banana), fruity, woody M: spicy, woody, astrigend, roasted, minty F: oak, vanilla, caramel Prediction: guyana maybe (had some appleton estate in mind, but with that tastes… i‘m unsure) , approx. 55-60%…. totally wrong 🙈 Update: Still the beste AE Hearts for me An amazing Appelton Estate! It has a nice burnt umber color and oily tears. The first impression is a smell of glue and different fruits, the typical Jamaican/appleton smell. For sure this one needs time to fully open. In mouth it has a bitter, complex, ginger, tropical fruits… and low ester. The finish is a warm, dry, salty, woody, vanilla with a bit of orange. Resume: Best of Appelton so far!

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Yesterday evening it was time to open the last and oldest of my three hearts collection. From opening the bottle to the finish you're not in doubt that this is an Appleton Estate. The nose is there from pouring the glass and if you leave it for a while, you don't even need to put it to your nose to pick up the beautiful nose. The nose is both typical Jamaican and Appleton Estate; dark, oak, polish and spices topped off with a bit of orange. The palate is wonderful, full bodied and complex again with oak, spices and fruit. If you leave the sip in your mouth it will get bitter on you.

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RumX-Adventskalender, 5.12., blind. Wie krass kann man sich irren: die Fruchtigkeit gepaart mit Menthol und etwas dreckigem hat für mich nur einen Schluss zugelassen. Caroni! Voll falsch. Eine sehr runde fruchtig-holzig-karamellige Nase. Tabak, Leder sowie etwas Öl und Graphit sind genau so da, wie Blutorange, Kirsche, Birne und Papaya. Etwas frisches ist dabei, vielleicht ein Hauch Minze oder Thymian? Auch das Holz ist sehr angenehm und trocken mit etwas Vanille. Eine leicht Essig-Note kommt durch. Am Gaumen zunächst kräftig, bitter-salzig mit einem fast Umami-Beiklang. Frische von Menthol und etwas künstliches, wie Jod, Gummi oder Teer. Würzig mit Kardamom und etwas grünem Pfeffer. Die Melisse bleibt und er wird etwas seifig. Komplex und vollmundig. Alter und hoher Abv sind top.

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Wow! Eine sehr schöne, sehr, sehr gediegene Nase. Lösungsmittel, tiefe Fassreife. Erst dann getrocknete Früchte und Orangenschale. Extrem komplex, braucht etwas Wasser. Im Mund warm, voll und komplex. Die intensive Holzreife muss man mögen, sie ist aber fürs Alter perfekt gelungen. Toller Rum mit dem Flair eines tropisch gereiften Demeraras!! Mehr! Mehr!

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Best of the first Appleton Hearts Trio, in my opinion.

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Holz ist durchgehend präsent aber sehr angenehm. Fruchtigkeit deutlich ausgeprägter als beim 1995er. Viel Tabak und Würze, ähnliche Wärme wie beim 1999er kommt durch Wow. Das gefällt mir wirklich sehr sehr gut. Appleton sollte mehr davon bringen 😋

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Mein erster Gedanke war Trinidad… so gar nicht Jamaica… wenn auch vielleicht nicht typisch…ein leckerer fruchtig frischer würziger Rum

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Tag 5, 2. Advent RumX Adventskalender: Ich hatte sofort den 2001er TDL oder einen Guyana im Sinn. Auf Jamaica wäre ich nie gekommen. Allerdings muss ich auch gestehen, dass es mein erster Appleton war. Sehr lecker.

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RumX Advent calendar day 5. Would have never guessed it blind, was thinking it would be from Guyana. A lot of wood, but not overwhelming. The alcohol is incorporated very well. For me it’s the best Appleton I’ve ever had. There’s no turning back from this. It’s very intense and complex but at the same time very easy to drink.

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Zum 2. Advent ein klasse Rum: Appleton Hearts 94, den ich im blind tasting einem Guyana-Rum (PM vin RA) zugeordnet hätte. Schöne fruchtige Noten von Pfirsich, Pflaume und Orange. Am Gaumen mehr Gewürze und Holz. Im Abgang dann wieder Röstaromen, Leder und Orangenschalen. Sehr schön!

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Fifth day of the advent calendar.. Nice brown-ish color, turning light yellow on the edges. Nose: acetone, mildly mature yellow fruits (pineapple and papaya, maybe)..there’s a refreshing note of menthol to it, lurking in the background.. Mouth: upfront, I get again that minty sensation, but also kinda “dirty”, that slowly evolves into more sweeter, fruity notes. Then dried fruits. it beautifully tingles your tongue as the liquid swirls.. The finish is mildly dry, medium, really “fresh” and nutty. I would have never guess it was a Jamaican rum! Sooo different from the “standard” Hogo bombs

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im direkten Vergleich den 94er, 95er und 99er. Nase: der 94er im Hintergrund mit leichter Minze/Mentholnote, der 99er etwas kräutriger und im Hintergrund Apfelessig (vielleicht auch Balsamico) und Zimtstange. Der 95er mit Orangenschale und Möbelpolitur, die ich auch oft bei 96er Caronis in der Nase habe. Am Gaumen wiederum ist der 95er der ‚Außenseiter’ mit sehr ausgeprägten, verkohlten Noten; der 94er gefällt mir hier am besten.

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The distillery Appleton Estate is located in Jamaica. Rums from Appleton Estate have been rated 1,081 times with an average of 80/100.

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