Appleton, the renowned Jamaican brand whose official first papers date back to 1749, has just released its 8YearOld Reserve blend, available in a new stylish and modern bottle. Apart from the curvy bottle and minimalist label, the product itself is exceptional. This rum, aged a minimum of 8 years, is sure to please amateurs, enthusiasts, and connoisseurs alike.
Just like any fine wine depends on the quality of the vine and grapes, rum depends on the quality of its main ingredient: sugarcane. As such, the authenticity of Appleton rum sets itself apart very early on in the production process. More than a dozen varieties of sugarcane are cultivated on the estate, which is located in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley, a region that boasts nutrient-rich soil and a lush climate. The clear azure water that is used to boil the sugarcane and transform it into molasses is naturally filtered by the surrounding limestone hills and caves. In fact, the unique growing conditions actually make Appleton one of the only rums in the world with a terroir. And finally, the Estate adds its own proprietary, all-natural strain of cultured yeast in every batch, which has been handed down from generation to generation.