Jamaica approached full independence in 1962. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the country’s independence, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum set aside several hand-selected barrels of rum to age, and now this officialy world’s oldest barrel-aged rum is available for purchasing. Appleton Estate 50 Year-Old Jamaica Independence Reserve, historic rum with beautifully dark mahogany color, smooth flavors and delightfully complex aromas, has a suggested price of $5,000 per bottle.
For over 50 years these rums were looked after – first by Master Blender Owen Tulloch and then by his protege and current Master Blender, Joy Spence, and in that period, 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum had aged to perfection resulted in full bouqet with powerful notes of toasted oak, cinnamon, almond, maple rich vanilla and distinguished orange peel.
“The introduction of Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum marks a significant milestone for the rum industry, and Appleton Estate is very proud to introduce what is believed to be the world’s oldest rum,” says Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum Brand Manager Gregory Levine. “Appleton Estate has been creating fine handcrafted rums since 1749 in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley, and the historical launch of Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum demonstrates the unwavering commitment to extraordinary quality and masterful blending, yielding complex flavors that has placed Appleton at the pinnacle of rum making.”
Magnificently packed in a custom hand-blown Glencairn Crystal Decanter and celebratory black lacquered gift box, Appleton Estate 50 Year-Old Jamaica Independence Reserve Rum is limited to only 800 bottles worldwide and only 70 bottles in the United States.