The new bottlings of the “Hearts Collection” series are two 100% Pot Still rums selected from the very rich cellars of the Appleton Estate distillery, the oldest rum distillery in Jamaica.
The Appleton Hearts Collection 2003 distilled in 2003 and bottled in 2021, was produced in 5000 bottles.
To our knowledge, it shows the exceptional quality of the rums that rest in Appleton in American oak barrels, perfect for enhancing the funky character of the distillery.
"The Hearts Collection is an example of the many shades of Appleton Estate and the colors available to Master Blender Joy Spence to create her blends."
Appleton Estate Hearts Collection, a limited edition range of three single marks 100% pot still selected by Luca Gargano and the legendary Appleton Estate Master Blender, Joy Spence.
The Hearts Collection is made up of unique vintages that embody the excellence of Appleton Estate.
The 2003 Appleton Estate Hearts Collection rum comes from distillations in a Forsyth Pot Still and is aged 18 years.
The Appleton Estate Hearts Collection represents a world first: the rums that make up this exclusive series are in fact the first single marks rum, 100% pot still and vintage, that Appleton Estate has ever released in the course of its history.
The Hearts Collection owes its name to three reasons:
1) is composed of rums obtained from a 100% pot still distillation which by cutting the heads and tails keeps only the heart of the distillate.
2) Appleton Estate rums are born in the heart of Jamaica
3) the heart is the symbol that Joy Spence drew on the sample she left to Luca Gargano di Velier, after meeting him in Jamaica.
The heart is also the emblem of the passion shared by Joy Spence and Luca Gargano. And it is precisely from their meeting that this range took shape and became a reality.
For the Hearts Collection, Joy initially chose ten rums from different vintages, among the nearly 200,000 aging rums present at Appleton Estate.
The barrels of Appleton, ground for aging are one of the largest rum pot still stocks in the world.
During a trip to Jamaica, Luca and Joy met at the distillery and together they conducted a blind tasting.
Both, unique around the table, have selected the same three rums as their favorites.
And these three rums have become the protagonists of the Hearts Collection.
Given the exclusivity of the product, we cannot provide the tasting, but we trust in the opinion of true enthusiasts!
Produced in a limited edition, a first collection of Appleton Estate Hearts collection 1994 - 1995-1999 is available and now the special release Appleton Hearts Collection 2003.