18 Oct

Appleton Estate


So when an invite popped into the inbox to an evening tasting of the oldest and likely most expensive rum in the world I said – yes please, see you there, can I bring a plus 1?

Set in the wonderful Blythswood SQ, we were treated to Jamaican Mules by the bar before moving to the lounge for the Appleton Estate tasting presentation by Jamie.  So what’s all the fuss about?  $5000 a bottle (bar est. £1000 a shot – head off to The Savoy if you fancy it).  This guy comes in a casket.  He’s packing serious weight in the decorative stopper alone (yes he has a travel stopper also just like all the drinks in my cabinet do, don’t yours?).  I mean this thing could be submitted to Cluedo for weapon consideration.  He has his own custom chocolates.

But the smell and the taste – that’s what it’s all about.  This 50 year old hand blended rum is special.  It smells so good you almost don’t want to drink it but then… you do obviously.  And you wonder if you’ll ever taste anything like it again (and actually you will because Jamie will top you up, how kind).  I could talk about oak and orange and cinnamon and maple but suffice to say I like all of those and, whilst this rum does have all of those, it’s more.

Is it because you know that a bottle of Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Independence Reserve will set you back the same as a pretty decent car?  No, but that does make you take your time.  It’s just really, really, really good.  Trust me.  Let’s face it, unless you’ve got the winning numbers you’re probably going to have to!


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  1. Asia Posted 18 Oct at 2:13 pm

    You’re so nice:) If you want go to my blog:)

    • Thankfifi Posted 18 Oct at 4:38 pm

      thanks 🙂

  2. sheree@itsnotthatdee Posted 18 Oct at 2:32 pm

    WOW..sounds like my kinda night…so much fun!
    Sheree xxx

    • Thankfifi Posted 18 Oct at 4:38 pm

      my kinda night too – could get used to this!

  3. Eleni Posted 18 Oct at 4:28 pm

    Oh how I love reading your words! <3 I mean writers crushes are the most serious one and I'm head over heels with your pens and brain! 🙂

    • Thankfifi Posted 18 Oct at 4:39 pm

      ha thanks eleni – so glad you enjoy my pens and brain!xxx

  4. Rachel Posted 18 Oct at 4:56 pm

    Wow. Just wow. I’d love a shot of this, but then again I would probably spend the money on a handbag instead if I had it!

    • Thankfifi Posted 18 Oct at 7:11 pm

      Maybe you could get a handbag to keep your rum in?!

  5. Hallie Posted 18 Oct at 6:06 pm

    How lucky are you, got to drink with a lot of amazing people, last night, I had some wine, alone…hehehe….

    • Thankfifi Posted 18 Oct at 7:12 pm

      both good options!

  6. Kay C. Posted 18 Oct at 7:15 pm

    Looks like you had fun! great post (:


    • Thankfifi Posted 19 Oct at 9:28 am

      we did thanks kay.x

  7. TRENDSURVIVOR Posted 18 Oct at 9:13 pm

    Love the pictures… so.. James Bond! Glad you had a lovely time 🙂


    • Thankfifi Posted 19 Oct at 9:26 am

      James Bond? I like it Nina!

  8. Christy Posted 18 Oct at 10:30 pm

    Seem like a fun night, and great photos as well.


    • Thankfifi Posted 19 Oct at 9:26 am

      It was one of the best events I’ve been too – blogging ain’t so bad 😉

  9. jamie-lee Posted 19 Oct at 6:45 am

    Oh my gosh you lucky girl, sounds amazing!!

    • Thankfifi Posted 19 Oct at 9:27 am

      It was so good and yes, I def felt very lucky.x

  10. Sonshu Posted 19 Oct at 7:22 am

    Ooooh, I love the pictures and you look like you had a lot of fun!

    (New post is up)

    • Thankfifi Posted 19 Oct at 9:27 am

      thanks sonshu – I love events because I get the chance to take some shots too 🙂

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