Jamaican Rum distillery Appleton Estate has announced the release of a new 15 Year Old Black River Casks rum expression.
The new 43% ABV expression pays homage to the Black River in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley, the company says, the source of the limestone-filtered water used to create all Appleton Estate rum.
With the aromas of toasted almond and hazelnut, the palette of the 15-year-old expression has notes of orange peel, vanilla and hints of medium roasted coffee and molasses.
“The rum that we hand-selected for the 15 Year Old is used to create a rare blend of pot and column-still rums resulting in the rich and full-bodied finish,” says Master Blender Joy Spence, who marks her 40th anniversary this year at the distillery. “There is a delicate spice with a fruity subtle oak ending that reflects the lush and fertile land that the Black River runs through here in the Nassau Valley.”
“We cultivate the ingredients that go into every barrel of our rum,” Spence adds. “From the sugarcane, we grow ourselves, to the limestone spring water we source straight from the Black River, every step is carefully looked after, resulting in a beautiful rum.”
For more information, go to appletonestate.com