"A masterpiece of oak aging. All Appleton Estate aged rums adhere to Scottish-English law, which means that all the rums contained in the blend must reflect, at a minimum, the specific age noted on the bottle. Every drop of Appleton Estate 12 Year Old is aged a minimum of 12 years. This lengthy aging in small oak casks creates a full-bodied sipping rum comparable to the finest X.O cognacs. Magnificent for sipping neat or with a touch of water."