The new super premium 15 Year Old Black River Casks rum, is Appleton Estate’s newest expression of aged rum and comes just one year after the brand’s relaunch in 2020, which boasted newly designed packaging that better suits the premium nature of the entire Appleton Estate portfolio. T
his new rum pays homage to the Black River in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley, the source of the limestone-filtered water used to create all Appleton Estate rum.
Crafted by Joy Spence, a luminary in the spirits world who marks her 40th anniversary this year at the distillery, Appleton Estate 15 Year Old Black River Casks reveals aromas of toasted almond and delicate hazelnut followed by notes of intense orange peel, rich vanilla and subtle hints of medium roasted coffee and molasses. The rum, with an ABV of 43%, presents a coppery hue with a honey gold ring of age, ending with a creamy lingering finish.
In keeping with the minimum age requirement of all Appleton Estate bottles, the 15 Year Old rum has been aged for at least 15 years, creating a smoother and more robust tasting experience. Appleton Estate rums age nearly three times more quickly in the tropical Jamaican weather than spirits aged in cooler climates, allowing for richer, fuller flavors to develop in a shorter time.