During the Second World War, whisky was in short supply and experiments were carried out at the Appleton Estate to produce a type of rum that would serve as a substitute.
Different rums from assorted barrels of varying age and type were blended together and the result was "Appleton Estate Special Rum." Appleton Rum was much smoother, lighter and more fragrant than other available rums and proved to be extremely popular.
Appleton’s amber original is blended from 15 Jamaican aged golden rums. Smooth and lush, with rich, sweet flavours and a fragrant, fruity nose of orange, apricot, molasses and wood.