Maybe time for some rum

The Star Early Edition - - NEWS - MPILETSO MOTUMI

WITH the fes­tive sea­son almost upon us, all things merry will be on many peo­ple’s lips.

If peo­ple won’t be stuff­ing their faces with de­li­cious food, they will most likely be ap­pre­ci­at­ing a good drink with friends and fam­ily.

For those who are hav­ing a hard time fig­ur­ing out which drink will best suit their mood, the Ap­ple­ton Es­tate rum range might be the an­swer.

Their Jamaican rum is a ver­sa­tile spirit that comes in dif­fer­ent flavours, in­clud­ing nut­meg, cof­fee, vanilla, al­mond and orange peel, and can be used in many dif­fer­ent ways for cock­tails and drinks.

“That’s the rea­son why rums have an ad­van­tage over other spir­its,” ac­cord­ing to Global Rum am­bas­sador Ian Bur­rell.

The Ap­ple­ton Es­tate range of pre­mium aged rums, which are now avail­able in the coun­try, was launched this week at a tast­ing ses­sion in Sand­ton.

“So with vodka you have a spirit that you can’t re­ally taste, but it goes with a mixer. Whisky you can taste, but what­ever you drink is al­ways go­ing to have a whisky flavour,” said Bur­rell.

The brands that make up the range in­clude Ap­ple­ton Es­tate V/X Ja­maica Rum, Ap­ple­ton Es­tate Re­serve Ja­maica Rum, Ap­ple­ton Es­tate Ex­tra 12 Year Old Ja­maica Rum and Ap­ple­ton Es­tate 21 Year Old Ja­maica Rum.

“If you like Ap­ple­ton then you like a heavy­bod­ied spirit with a lot of flavour and tex­ture. It’s a type of brand that if you drink it, you are say­ing to ev­ery­one ‘I know my rum’. That’s the type of brand Ap­ple­ton is,” he added.

The rums re­tail be­tween R199.99 and R1 799.99.

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