||Appleton Estate Reserve
|Shaun of theTiki|
Joined: Aug 25, 2008
|Posted: 2009-07-05 09:43 am  Permalink|
This rum was released a few years ago but I saw it for the first time in stores recently. It's about the same price as the 12-year Appleton. What's the verdict? Does it work well in a Mai Tai?
Joined: Jul 17, 2002
From: Originally Israel, now Oceanside, CA
|Posted: 2009-07-05 9:13 pm  Permalink|
Good question, I saw it at Hi Time today, but since my shopping list was expensive, and my budget limited, I couldn't justify to buy just for trying.
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2009-07-06 8:12 pm  Permalink|
I guess I should have bought it Ran,
but the Zaya was calling my name.
ohhh so good.
just a shot with a little squeeze of lime.
Joined: Jul 26, 2007
From: tampa, fla
|Posted: 2009-07-07 5:37 pm  Permalink|
mmmmmm appleton's. this is my favorite rum, but i like most dark and gold rums. i have no idea the diff but i bought some a week ago.
Joined: Jun 03, 2007
|Posted: 2009-07-07 6:30 pm  Permalink|
The reserve is an 8y.o. sitting in between the V/X and the Extra.I personally find all the Appleton range has very similiar qualities about them and that you can use any from the range for a great tasting Mai Tai.
I have about 30 different rums at home and i'm constantly trying various combinations.Taste is always a matter of personal preference,and whats nice to one person might not be as enjoyable to another.
One of the best combo's i have made so far that i rate as my favourites would be:
Appletons V/X with Clement Terre Caraibe (agricole)
English Harbour 5y.o. with Havana Club Especial