In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s independence, Appleton Estate has introduced a limited edition 50-year old rum, a blend of 20 rums, each aged for 50 years. The new product titled the Appleton Estate 50 year Old Jamaica Independence Reserve was carefully aged over five decades, first by Master Blender Owen Tulloch and then by current Master Blender Joy Spence. The dark mahogany rum exudes aromas of powerful oak, rich vanilla layered with cinnamon, maple, and orange peel along with honeyed oak.
The Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Independence Reserve is great for a gift as it is packaged in a crystal decanter inspired by the traditional Appleton Estate Bottle. The bottle wears etchings and gold screen printing that mimic Jamaica’s Coat of Arms.
Gold-finished brass and a cork stopper add charm to the bottle, while a black lacquered gift box with gold-finished brass hinges complete the presentation. Only 70 out of the total 800 bottles of this rum will be available in the US for a cost of $5,000 per bottle.
[Appletonestate via Cocktailenthusiast]