Appleton Estate has announced two changes to its premium rum lineup. The first is the 15 Year Black River Casks, which receives its name for the Black River in Jamaica’s Nassau Valley. The river is the source of the limestone-filtered water that Appleton Estate uses to proof its rum. The 15-year-old rum is bottled at 43% ABV (86 proof). The 750-ml size bottle has an MSRP of $64.99.
Appleton’s recent relaunch has also changed up their existing 21-Year-old rum. This rum original launched back in 1996 and is now named after what many consider the “Heart of Jamaica”, the Nassau Valley. The new name is now “21 Year Nassau Valley Casks.” Along with the new name, the 21 year will receive a new bottle shape and a new label to show the brand’s heritage. The 21-year-old version uses rare and hand-selected pot and column still rums that have all been aged for a minimum of 21 years in the tropical climate of Nassau Valley. The 750-ml size bottle has an MSRP of $149.99.
Both of the above rums showcase the work of Master Blender Joy Spence. She is celebrating her 40th anniversary with the Jamaican distillery.