To coincide with Joy Spence’s 20th year as master distiller, Jamaican staple Appleton Estate has created JOY, a limited-release 25-Year-Old rum that’s sure to appeal to collectors of truly sensational spirits.
The ultra-premium rum scene continues healthy growth globally, especially here in Asia where new luxury markets begin to appreciate the complexity and diversity of aged rum. The newest release from Appleton Estate, a 25-Year-Old ode to its master distiller, is sure to seduce rum fans all over again.
Two decades ago, Spence shattered the spirits industry’s glass ceiling when she was appointed the world’s first female master blender, a title that few women share twenty years later. To pay homage to her years of innovation at Appleton Estate, the distillery tasked her with creating JOY, its first 25-Year-Old rum.
This milestone blend includes two marques of significance to the master distiller, the first of which was laid down to age in 1981, the year Spence joined the Appleton Estate team, and the second her favorite marque of pot still rum. These rums were blended with other hand-selected marques aged between 25 and 35 years that perfectly complement the complex flavors of the aged spirit to create a blend that is impeccably balanced with subtle mellow oak notes.
On the palate, JOY opens with Appleton Estate’s trademark delicate orange peel, leading into a delicious mix of ginger, spice, warm vanilla, butterscotch, and coffee, with lingering layers of almond and toasted oak. With an exceptionally smooth finish of brown sugar, the new release is sure to please all those that have the privilege of sipping it.
Presented in a beautiful cut crystal decanter that brings out the rum’s beautiful coppery gold hue and shimmering highlights, the 25-Year-Old rum has a silky-smooth finish with touches of brown sugar.
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