The Appleton Estate is nestled in the Nassau Valley, which is located in the parish of St. Elizabeth. 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 Sir Francis Dickenson in 1655. The Estate may have changed hands over the years, but since 1749 all Appleton Estate rum have been produced with a passion for rum and a love of the land from which it is produced.
At Appleton Estate, it all starts with the land lush, fertile, and filled with undiscovered beauty. They cultivate the natural, earthy ingredients that go into making each barrel of rum on the Estate from the sugarcane that they grow themselves, to the limestone spring that supplies their water. Their rums are aged in 40-gallon Number One Select American Oak barrels, which impart more vanilla flavour and make the rum smoother and less woody. Their rum is perfected by Master Blender, Joy Spence, the first woman to be appointed Master Blender in the world. Through Joys expert guidance, Appleton Estate offers the worlds finest rums.
At the Appleton Estate, they are committed to preserving the environment and have made a significant investment in their plant, equipment and training to ensure that the operations in the Nassau Valley (as well as their head office in Kingston) are in line with this promise. From their ash-free boiler that only emits water vapor into the atmosphere to how they process filter press mud, everything they do at the Appleton Estate is with sound environmental initiatives in mind. And they have the International Standards Organization Certification to prove it.