RumDood hands out his awards for 2009, including best new bar, best blog post series about rum, and Rum of the Year for 2009.
The other day I was contemplating a drink and found myself near the Appleton section of my rum shelf (yes, there is an entire section dedicated to Appleton rums, just as there are sections dedicated to El Dorado, Clement, Havana Club – you get the idea). I had recently reviewed the Appleton Estate Extra 12 [...]
Also known as Appleton Estate 12 Year Old, the Appleton Estate Extra is easily one of my favorite rums, and thus long overdue for some analysis in this space.OK, perhaps I’m giving away a bit much with such a lead-in, but I can’t help it. I’ve never really kept it a secret that I heartily [...]
The Appleton Estate line of rums, from the simple gold and white all the way up to their 21 year old and Master Blender’s Legacy, are truly spectacular. I’ve made no secret of the fact that the collection of rums carefully crafted by Joy Spence – Appleton’s Master Blender – is probably my favorite overall [...]