Released in celebration of three generations of Appleton Estate's blenders - Owen Tulloch, Joy Spence and David Morrison - Master Blender's Legacy is a tribute to the art of making and enjoying fine rum.
The aroma is a rich and elegant balance of baked apple, pear, maple syrup, cinnamon and brown sugar.
The body is rich with plenty of smoky oak balanced with vanilla bean, butter, orange oils, ginger and honey.
The lingering finish reflects the bittersweet body with hints of cola nut, smoked nuts and baked spice.
The Appleton Estate Master Blender’s Legacy was produced to recognize three generations of Appleton Estate Master Blenders, Joy Spence, the current Master Blender, Owen Tulloch, the previous Master Blender, and, David Morrison the current protégé or Joy Spence. All three blenders have set their mark on this luxurious rum.
The rum itself is a blend of rums which range in age from 18 years to 30 years.
Here is a excerpt from my review:
“…The rum continues to surprise me in this second review. The texture is cleaner than I remember, almost like a good whisky. Tart spices of orange peel, lemon are laid behind a backdrop of clean pure oak. Sweeter flavours of baked fruit (apples and pears), brown sugar and honey lie under these spices….”
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I have left the original review at the bottom of the page in case it interests you in seeing how my perceptions have changed!
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