Episode 92

Published on:

25th Feb 2022

Episode 92: Appleton Estate Signature

Episode 92 features Appleton Estate Signature Jamaica Rum. The entry level blend from the Appleton Estate is bottled in 750ml at 40% ABV, or 80 proof and it retails for $23.

Enjoy this episode with some Appleton Estate Signature mixes in your favorite rum cocktail.

Appleton Estate's official website: https://appletonestate.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1655 - The Appleton Estate is established
  • 1749 - Rum is first distilled at Appleton Estate
  • 1825 - J. Wray & Nephew gets it's start with John Wray founding the Shakespeare Tavern
  • 1916 - Lindo Brothers & Co. purchase J. Wray & Nephew, then purchase the Appleton Estate
  • 1944 - The first Appleton Estate branded rum is introduced
  • 1997 - Joy Spence is appointed Master Blender, making her the first female Master Blender in the industry
  • 2002 - Appleton Estate breaks the 1 million 9-liter equivalent case barrier
  • 2018 - Campari Group acquires J. Wray & Nephew, along with Appleton Estate

Key Cocktails:

This Signature blend of Appeton Estate is recommended to be enjoyed in a rum cocktail, but I enjoy it neat.


Short History of Sugarcane in Jamaica

Wikipedia Article on J. Wray & Nephew

Cocktail Wonk History of J. Wray & Nephew

YouTube Interview on Appleton Estate

Campari Group Listing for Appleton Estate

Jamaica Travel Article on Appleton Estate

Jaime Montilla Appleton Estate Reference

The Spirits Business Appleton Estate Brand History

The Spirits Business 2015 Rebrand Article

The Spirits Business 2020 Rebrand Article

Alcademics Article on Appleton Estate Distillery Tour

Rum Revelations Article on Jamaica GI

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I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.