Tasting Notes for Appleton Estate 21 Year Old - Hearts Collection
Nose: Tropical fruit, banana bread and a slight vinegar note with toffee and light caramel adding a little sweetness alongside the chocolate and the gentle warming oak notes.
Taste: Quite spicy, as expected from cask strength rum, with some dry acidity. Mid-palate reveals more of the chocolate and toffee notes alongside some coconut, banana and a touch of tobacco.
Finish: Long and luxurious with a touch of tobacco, smoke, and vibrant notes of chocolate, banana and toffee continue alongside the fruitier elements.
Hearts Collection is comprised of three vintages that embody the excellence of Appleton Estate: 1994, 1995 and 1999, co-bottled by the world’s leading rum expert, Luca Gargano.
Each vintage was distilled 26, 25 and 21 years ago, respectively.
The rums that make up the Hearts Collection are the first single marque rums and the first 100% pot-still rums that Appleton Estate has ever released.
The renowned Appleton Estate rums are meticulous blends of spirits made in a pot still, with column-still rums added as an equalizing agent. Pot-still spirits have a richer quality and more distinctive texture than column-still spirits, which are stripped of their character-driving congeners in their long pass through the column plates.
Established in 1655 as a sugar refinery, Appleton Estate started to produce rum in 1749. It is the oldest working rum distillery in Jamaica. Appleton Estate Special, the estates flagship product, was created during the Second World War to compensate for the shortage of whisky on the island. Over the decades the distillery has survived various crises by using an independent sugar cane supplier. In 1997 Appleton Estate appointed Joy Spence as their Master Blender, the first woman to occupy such a position in the rum industry. Highly appreciated by experts, Appleton Estate is regularly awarded prizes for the consistent quality of its products.
Producer Appleton Estate Distillery Style 100% Pot Still Rum Age A minimum of 21 years Volume 70CL ABV 63%