Featuring rums as old as 50 years, Appleton launches a new premium expression of a known cult classic with its limited-edition 30 Year Old.
Appleton Estate, the oldest continuously-run distillery in Jamaica, has rolled out its 30 Year Old limited-edition rum. Having launched a similar offering a decade ago to critical acclaim, the new release pays homage to the longstanding rum-producing legacy of the marque and its Jamaican heritage.
Due to popular demand, the group is again christening the choice spirit with the delivery of an updated blend. Appleton Estate hopes to match the excitement and enthusiasm brought on by its predecessor. With only 4,000 bottles available globally and 900 in the United States, the product is a rare entry.
While the youngest drop from the original had been aged for at least thirty years, the current expression features rums matured for more than five decades. The tweaked 30 Year Old version aims to give drinkers a distinguished encounter. The latest concoction was crafted by master blender, Joy Spence.
She is the industry’s first woman to bear the credentials of master blender, with the accolades and milestones to boot. “Jamaicans are proud of their rum-making heritage. It is an honour to bring these truly luxurious expressions to people who genuinely appreciate an intricate sipping rum,” said Spence.
The bottle marries a complex array of notes to include vanilla, toasted oak, ginger, cinnamon, and spiced honey. The specialty alcoholic beverage is best served neat, according to its creator. The new Appleton Estate will be available for purchase at select elite retail locations—beginning November 2018.