Jamaican Me Crazy: Appleton Estate Rum
Since 1749 Appleton Estate Rum has been known as Jamaica's finest legal import. Blended by master blender Joy Spence (the first female to ever earn that title) the rum is produced from Appleton's own crop of sugar cane.
We first tried the Appleton Estate Reserve, which pairs nicely with muddled orange, or if you want to be less fancy, ginger-ale. Yet, if sipped neat it's nothing short of a treat. The full bodied taste is approachable and playful yet serious. With hints of citrus and nutmeg, it becomes a drink far surpassing the lower more childish brand, Bacardi. This premium rum is a masterpiece of blending and taste. Try a glass of Appleton Reserve with a hot plate of spiced Jerk Chicken or pair with your favorite Kong Pao dish.
|Master Blender, Joy Spence, showing Booze Hound how to enjoy a premium rum.|
Appleton also benefits the environment. Not only is this rum all natural, but because its by-products are high in potassium and other nutrients, Appleton recycles the offshoot by using them to irrigate the sugarcane fields. Which makes this boozer feel less like a hound when indulging in rum with good intent.
Pick up a bottle of the Appleton Estate Reserve valued at around $25. Or if you want to spoil yourself, try a bottle of the Extra which will set you back about $45.
Appleton Estate also offers a fun drink mixer via their website that matches the vibe of your night with the perfect cocktail.
So, grab an ocean view, cue up your favorite version of 'One Love' and develop a new found romance with rum. Cheers, mon.