An authentic Jamaican rum made in the Nassau Valley, Appleton Estate rums are produced on the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica, in continuous production. Having crafted rums for more than 265 years, Appleton Estate also produces one of the few rums in the world to claim a terroir. From the selection of sugarcane varieties grown on the Estate, to the natural culture of yeast used in fermentation; through to the distillation and blending methods, these Jamaican rums are truly unique.
Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old, for instance, is an expression of the Master Blender’s craft, using hand-selected golden rums, all aged for a minimum of 12 years – ultimately producing a rum with smooth, robust character. A superlative sipping rum also well-suited to elegant cocktails such as this tropical Mai Tai: an ideal drink to observe National Rum Day on Thursday August 16th.
50ml Appleton Estate Rare Blend
25ml fresh lime juice
12ml Orange Curacao
12ml sugar syrup
A sprig of mint
Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice.
Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.
Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old is available from The Whisky Exchange, RRP £35.55.
Appleton Estate Mai Tai
- 50 ml Appleton Estate Rare Blend
- 25 ml Fresh lime juice
- 12 ml Orange Curacao
- 12 ml Orgeat
- 12 ml Sugar syrup
- A sprig of mint
- Lime wedge
- Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake over ice.
- Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.