Appleton Estate 8 Year Reserve Rum is masterfully produced by one of Jamaica’s most famous rum distillery – Appleton Estate. Nestled in the Nassau Valley, Appleton Estate is a glorious and fertile land located in the heart of Jamaica. At the Appleton Estate, the production of our beautifully complex and aromatic rums is not just a passion—it’s a craft.
At the Appleton Estate, the production of rums is a craft. Every step in the process is carefully managed, from the selection of the varieties of sugarcane that are grown on the Estate, to the natural culture of yeast used in fermentation, to our unique distillation and blending methods. Appleton Estate has the distinction of being the oldest sugar estate and distillery in Jamaica in continuous production, crafting this delicious rum with the warmth, passion and unique spirit of Jamaica for more than 265 years.
Appleton’s master distiller, Joy Spence, has been combining the Art and Science of Rum Making to craft premium Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum for 25 years. After graduating from the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Science Degree, First Class Honours, Joy spent some years teaching chemistry, before moving to England to pursue a Master of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry at the University of Loughborough, where she excelled and graduated with honours.
Joy joined Appleton Estate as Chief Chemist in 1981, gaining the title of Master Blender in 1997. Joy is the first woman to hold the position of Master Blender in the spirits industry. In 2005, the Government of Jamaica awarded Joy the Order of Distinction in the Rank of Officer (OD) for her service to industry.
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