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#54 Appleton Estate Master Blender’s Legacy

Posted by Arctic Wolf on November 1, 2015

In 1749, in the Nassau Valley of Jamaica, the Appleton Estate Sugar Factory was founded.  The Nassau Valley is a fertile, interior valley with a special mild micro-climate which is ideally suited to the growth of sugarcane. A water source which wells from a limestone rock formation provides an exceptionally soft pure water which used for the production of Appleton Rums. The Appleton Estate Rum is crafted from pot stills in small batches. After blending and aging the rums are ready for bottling. Unlike most rums produced in the Caribbean, Jamaican law forbids the use of an age statement unless the entire contents of the bottle are aged at least as long as the stated age.

Appleton Estate Maser SAM_1727The Appleton Estate Master Blender’s Legacy was produced to recognize three generations of Appleton Estate Master Blenders, Joy Spence, the current Master Blender, Owen Tulloch, the  previous Master Blender, and, David Morrison the current protégé of Joy Spence. All three blenders have set their mark on this luxurious rum which is a blend of rums which range in age from 18 years to 30 years.

Here is a link to the review of the #54 spirit on my Rum Howler Top 100 Spirits Countdown.

#54 – Appleton Estate Master Blender’s Legacy

“… There appears to be a light smoothness associated with the rum that makes everything on the nose more approachable than the other rums in their line-up. The orange peel which is very prevalent in the other Appleton rums is now combined with a lemon scent with both hiding behind or perhaps I should say melting into a light oak aroma. The brown sugar notes are softer as are other spices. Apricots, pears, pecans, allspice and nutmeg drift delicately in the air as well …”


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One Response to “#54 Appleton Estate Master Blender’s Legacy”

  1. WPC said

    This is one of my all time favorite rums. The best place to buy it is the duty free shops in Jamaica. Smooth on the palatte, rich in flavor.

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