Last year, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum announced the release of a world first in rum: the very rare Limited Edition Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum – Jamaica Independence Reserve.
The Appleton Estate is the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica and is located in the country’s Nassau Valley. The first known documentation of rum production at the Appleton Estate dates back to 1749, and today, the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum range is Jamaica’s leading premium rum which is exported to over 60 countries across the globe.
Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum – Jamaica Independence Reserve comprises rums that have been aged for a minimum of 50 years in hand-selected oak barrels, and it is believed to be the oldest rum on sale in the world. Only 800 bottles of this very rare limited edition are available for purchase, and in Australia, it carries a recommended price tag of $5,500 (for 750ml).
The rums that make Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum were specially set down over half a century ago and very carefully managed over time to create this minimum aged 50 Year Old Rum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence.
The beverage is served in a bespoke hand crafted, crystal decanter whose design and shape was inspired by Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum’s iconic bottle. The etchings and gold screen printing on the bottle take their cue from Jamaica’s national symbols. It comes complete with a gold finished brass and cork stopper and is presented in a black lacquered gift box with gold finished brass hinges. A commemorative booklet that outlines Jamaica’s march to independence and the journey of the Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum is also included.
Appearance: Dark mahogany colour with rich coppery reflections and a very pronounced green ring of ageing.
Bouquet: Powerful oak infused with rich vanilla and layered with cinnamon, maple and orange peel.
Finish: Exceptionally smooth with a honeyed oak finish.
The Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum – Jamaica Independence Reserve is bottled at 45% alc/vol.
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