Sunday, June 12, 2011
With Father's Day approaching in less that a week, have you got a gift for dear ole dad? Does dad like having a few cocktails? How about rum? For this review I received a 375ml bottle of Appleton Estate Reserve Rum. I had a get together and made Mai Tai's for everybody and they loved it! A couple of my guests had it on the rocks and they said it was very smooth and almost tasted creamy. This is a great rum!
Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum is a super-premium rum in the Appleton Estate Jamanica Rum Family. It's a blended rum that comprises 20 different select aged rums of varying styles and ages.
Appleton Estate Reserve is a full-bodied smooth rum with delicately balanced citrus, spice and nutty notes that are dervived from the sugar can as well as developed naturally during the fermentation, distillation and aging processes:
- Rich Orange Peel
- Delicatte Nutmeg
- Subtle Vanilla
- Hint of Hazelnut
The “Original Mai Tai”
- 1.00 oz. Appleton Estate Reserve
- 1.00 oz. Depaz Rhum Agricole
- 0.50 oz. Grand Marnier
- 0.50 oz. Simple Syrup (1-1 Sugar to Water)
- 0.75 oz. Orgeat Syrup
- 1.00 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- Mint Sprig and ½ Orange Wheel
Add ingredients into mixing glass; add one cube of ice and shake. Strain into glass that is ¾ full of crushed ice. Garnish with a large mint spring and orange half wheel. If crushed ice is not available, use regular ice cubes.
About Appleton EstateDeep in the heart of Jamaica’s lush countryside is rum’s heaven: the Nassau Valley. Here sits the legendary Appleton Estate, where water is filtered by nature’s hand as it percolates for miles through unmapped limestone hills before it flows into the Appleton Estate spring. In this warm, verdant setting, Appleton Estate has been perfecting the art of making handcrafted rum for over 260 years.
Appleton EstateThe Nassau Valley has ideal conditions for growing sugar cane, a unique micro-climate where the mornings are warm and sunny and the afternoons experience gentle rain showers. The soil of the Nassau Valley is extremely fertile, and this also allows their sugar cane to flourish. The different species of sugar cane that they grow are specially selected for the unique character that they impart to their rums.
All Appleton Estate Jamaica rum is produced on this single estate – a small circumscribed geographic area where the “terroir” imparts a unique character. The Estate-grown sugar cane is individually harvested and distilled, adding distinctive buttery, fruity notes to the rums. Their proprietary generations-old natural yeast culture contributes to Appleton’s dynamic fermentation process.
A product was received for review. I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting. The opinions expressed are my own and were NOT influenced in any way.