Revisiting: Appleton Estate VX Rum
Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 14, 2011
Appleton Estate VX Rum is the entry-level rum in the Appleton Estate family of rums. It is a blend of up to fifteen Jamaican rums of various styles which have been aged in hand crafted oak.
I was afforded a chance to revisit Appleton Vx recently when the media company representing the brand sent me a bottle. Although I have already reviewed the rum, the company felt I should have some handy to use as a resource for my cocktail explorations. Of course, the first thing I did when I opened my bottle was to sample a bit while I read my original review.
Here is an excerpt from that review:
” The rum displays an amber colour with orange flashes. Surprisingly (to me) the rum when swirled left nice long skinny legs in my glass indicating a buttery oil present. The aroma is very spicy, and full of oak tannin. I smell a firm and distinct orange peel, and light brown sugar and molasses rising in the tangy oak spice….”
The rum of course has not changed and you may read the entire review here:
I was supposed to be using the rum for cocktails, and so the next thing I did was to make the original cocktail that I designed for the Appleton Vx called, the Traveller. One Traveller led to another, and the 200 ml sample I was sent disappeared pretty quickly. Fortunately I have my own 750 ml bottle that will allow me to keep ‘travelling’ with my Appleton VX.
Here is a Link to that nice cocktail and a few nice variations:
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