Appleton Estate is the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica. The estate owns 11,000 acres in the Nassau Valley in St. Elizabeth parish. The distillery at Appleton uses both the old-style, traditional, copper-lined small batch pot stills and modern column stills. Appleton Estate Master Blender Joy Spence (the industry’s first female master blender) explained that the pot still method produces a “more aromatic, fuller, flavorful and complex” rum than the column method.
Appleton Estate Reserve Blend was introduced in 2016 as part's of the brand's relaunched range. Replacing the eight year old, and with a similar profile this is a sweet, smooth sipper that lends itself very well to quality cocktails.