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Robb Report Magazine deems Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum their Top Spirit of the year.


Appleton has announced that its Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum was selected as the top spirit by Robb Report Magazine in its annual prestigious “Best of the Best” Issue.

Robb Report’s 25th annual “Best of the Best” list is a culmination of a year’s search for the most extraordinary new products and services. The “Best of the Best” coverage—featuring comprehensive reviews by Robb Report’s editorial staff and a team of seasoned contributing writers—spans 26 product- and service-related categories within six departments: Wheels, Style, Journeys, Leisure, Home, and Wings & Water.

Only 800 bottles of the Limited Edition Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum were produced, making this exclusive rum even more coveted. The select rums that make up this minimum age 50 year old rum were specially set aside to age more than half a century ago with the intention of creating a one-of-a-kind rum that would be bottled to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence in 2012. For over fifty years these rums were looked after – first by Master Blender Owen Tulloch and then current Master Blender, Joy Spence, the first female Master Blender in not just the rum category, but the worldwide spirits industry.

“Robb Report Magazine is the authority on experiencing the finest things in life, so it’s an honor that their editorial team selected Appleton Estate as their favorite spirit,” said Spence. “With so many luxury spirits on the market, this distinction is a powerful statement on how truly special and rare the Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum is.

This highly anticipated offering broke new ground for the rum category when it was released last year, as Appleton 50 is believed to be the first rum to be aged a minimum of 50 years. As the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence approached, Master Blender, Joy Spence carefully examined each barrel to ensure that the barrels had aged to perfection and had attained the level of complexity and richness that would be fitting to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence. The barrels were taken from the warehouse to the blending hall where they were brought together in a special vat and left to “marry,” for several months to allow the rum’s character, flavor and bouquet to meld together in harmony. The result is balanced, refined and nothing short of magnificent.

Appleton Estate 50 Year-Old Jamaica Rum – Jamaica Independence Reserve is available in select markets around the world. For information visit their website.