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Jul 18

Appleton Estate Launches “World’s Oldest Barrel Aged Rum”

Appleton Estate produces “the world’s oldest barrel aged rum” to mark 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence.

There’s no doubt that Jamaica’s Appleton Estate knows how to make world-class rum. After all, the distillery has been rolling out the barrels since 1749. But now Appleton has created what it’s billing as “the world’s oldest barrel aged rum” to mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence.

This special hand-blended concoction was produced from a selection of rums that had been aged in American oak barrels for at least half a century. Each barrel was laid down with the expressed intention of it contributing to a unique product that would celebrate the ratification of the country’s constitution in 1962.

Appleton Estate’s special edition of golden rum comes in a handcrafted crystal decanter with etchings representing Jamaican national symbols. Also included is a commemorative booklet detailing the rum’s history as well as the country’s long journey to full independence. Limited to only 800 bottles, each is priced at a hefty $4,520.

The commemorative edition is described as “a deep mahogany sipping rum, with powerful notes of cinnamon, toasted oak, almond, maple and vanilla combined with a hint of orange peel – the latter being a hallmark of all Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum.”

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