Excursions at Appleton Estate

Excursions at Appleton Estate

THE APPLETON ESTATE – The Appleton Estate is a glorious and fertile land located in the heart of Jamaica and this 4,614 hectares (11,400 acre) treasure of a place is the birthplace of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum. Appleton Estate has the distinction of being the oldest distillery in Jamaica in continuous production and we have been crafting this delicious and alive rum with the warmth, passion and unique sprit of Jamaica for more than 265 years.

The road to the Appleton Estate is rough and windy, the land teeming with green vegetation, the air hot and sticky. This land is the mother to our rum:  the fields of vivid green sugarcane, the rich and fertile soil and the blazing blue limestone spring supplying our water all give rise to the lingering sweet smells of molasses and ageing rum that fill the air.

The Appleton Estate is nestled in the Nassau Valley which is located in the parish of St. Elizabeth. This region is the breadbasket of Jamaica and much of the Island’s delicious fruits and vegetables come from this area.

The first known documentation of rum production on the Appleton Estate is dated 1749. However, it is believed that the origins of the Estate date back to 1655, when England captured Jamaica from Spain. Frances Dickinson, whose grandsons Caleb and Ezekiel are the earliest known owners of the Appleton Estate, took part in that conquest of Jamaica and it is believed that the Appleton Estate was part of the land grant that Frances Dickinson received as a reward for his services.

At the Appleton Estate the production of our rums is a craft. Appleton Estate has a range of four award-winning, premium rums that comprise the Brand’s core range – Appleton Estate Signature, Appleton Estate 8 Year Old Reserve, Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Casks and Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Nassau Valley Casks and the brand also introduces limited edition rums each year.

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