Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum certainly has a prestigious heritage; they have been producing rums since 1749 in Jamaica's oldest sugar factory and distillery. In Jamaica, rum is a way of life and an integral part of wedding, funeral and birth ceremonies, it is even used medicinally.
A nod to this esteemed history is the release of just 800 bottles of the Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum—the oldest rum in existence worldwide. At $5,500 per bottle, with 17 bottles available in Australia from Dan Murphy's, this is certainly a rare drop, and best taken neat.
Deeply rich in colour—a dark mahogany with flecks of copper—the taste is unlike any rum you may have experienced before. Featuring oak infused with rich vanilla, and with hints of cinnamon, maple and orange peel, a glass redefines the rum experience in a sophisticated light. For a more affordable and equally delightful drop, try the Appleton Estate 12 Year Old at $62.99 a bottle.
In celebration of this rare rum, Appleton Estate held a delicious dinner at the Riley Street Garage on Wednesday evening, where a lucky few enjoyed not only the 12 and 21 years, but the 50 year vintage. To say there was a number of rum converts on the evening is an understatement.