Jamaican distillery Appleton Estate is releasing a 50-year old rum to celebrate the 50th year of independence for Jamaica. The hand-blended rum was set aside when Jamaican gained independence and was aged in American oak barrels for half a century, making it the world’s oldest rum according to the distillery.
This special release is limited to only 800 bottles with each one presented in a special edition hand-crafted crystal decanter with gold etchings inspired by Jamaican national symbols. The bottle also comes with a commemorative booklet detailing Jamaica’s history and journey to independence.
A deep mahogany sipping rum, it is said to boast powerful notes of cinnamon, toasted oak, almond, maple and vanilla combined with a hint of orange peel – the latter being a hallmark of all Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum.
Each bottle of the limited edition commemorative rum is priced at $4,520.
The Appleton Estate has been producing rum in Jamaica since 1749.