At the heart of Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum lies two very old and rare marques of rum set to age in oak barrels. This very small batch of ?Reserve Stock? Rum is monitored carefully through to maturity. Once the Reserve stock is at its prime, it is hand blended with 18 other aged rums to create just the right balance. The result is a smooth, complex blend with delicate nutmeg, ginger highlights and vanilla ? all wrapped with orange peel notes ? the hallmark of our rums. The skill and passion of our Master Blender Joy Spence shine through every bottle of this Exceptional Spirit. Appleton Estate Reserve was the very first blend she created and was launched in 2000 to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of the Appleton Estate.