Thursday, June 14, 2012
Joy Spence the current master blender for Appleton describes the rum as having a "dark mahogany color with rich coppery reflections". There is a powerful oak aroma infused with vanilla, cinnamon, maple, and orange peel. The flavor is smooth with a honey oak finish.
Appleton is looking to gross some $4 million from this part of the project. There will only be 800 bottles available world wide and they will be retailing at approximately $5,000 per bottle. This is described as the oldest rum in the world by Wray & Nephew's managing director Paul Henriques. This is one very special event in Jamaica and a very special rum is proper and fitting to celebrate the 50 Years of Independence for Jamaica. This is a project that took a lot of advanced planing and very special execution by very talented people to have it happen in such a spectacular way.
Congratulations to Jamaica for 50 years of Independence and to Appleton for such forethought and bring to fruition the huge undertaking. ;o)