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Joy Spence – the first female master blender

March 8 2019

Let’s raise a glass (of sunshine-inducing, full-bodied rum) to Joy Spence – the first woman to hold the position of master blender.

Joy Spence – the first female master blender

No mean feat…  

Master blender Joy Spence has the distinction of being the first woman to hold this position in the spirits industry, with more than thirty illustrious years of history at the infamous Appleton Estate.

With a Masters degree in Analytical Chemistry with honours, Joy began her career at Appleton Estate as Chief Chemist in 1981. In 1997, Joy went on to take the renowned title of the world’s first female master blender!

Love, expertise and personal touch

Every single barrel of rum to leave Appleton Estate is selected by Joy and her team. Her love, expertise and personal touch goes into each and every bottle to produce only the finest!

Creating world-renowned blends is part of Joy’s every day – from Appleton Estate Reserve Blend and Appleton Estate 50 Year Old – one of the world’s oldest barrel-aged rum.

Raise a glass!

Limited-Edition Appleton Estate Joy

It’s safe to say that Joy Spence (and her nose) really are one of a kind!