Wray & Nephew White Overproof 750ml

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Every bottle of Wray & Nephew White Overproof 750ml has legendary status in rum bars around the globe and also at home in Jamaica where the rum is a staple in almost every household and plays an important part in the celebration of births, marriages, graduations and other special occasions. It is even poured onto the foundations of new buildings to ward off evil spirits.

Made by J Wray & Nephew (Appleton Estate), the oldest distiller in Jamaica which was founded by a Scotchman, Charles John Wray. He settled in Jamaica in the early 1800s and first blended rums at his tavern in Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, in 1825. He soon started bottling his blends to sell to other tavern keepers on the Island and in 1862 won three gold medals at the London International Exhibition. During this year he also formed a partnership with his nephew, Charles James Ward, and the business became John Wray & Nephew.

Other brands produced under the J.Wray & Nephew name are Captain Morgan, Coruba and the highly renowned Appleton Estate range.

Although very potent, when used correctly Wrap & Nephew’s complex bouquet and unique flavour characteristics make it an excellent base for cocktails and a must in punches. The little-changed yellow label with is black, green, and gold is a bar standout and cries for a rum punch to be made.

Tasting Notes:
Aroma: Pungent, fruity estery aroma with rich molasses, pineapple, overripe banana, orange zest and desiccated coconut.
Taste: Beyond the very assertive spirituous spice, pleasing flavours of caramel and nut garnished molasses emerge. The palate continues to
grow and open with banana, pineapple and passion fruit.
Finish: The long fiery finish stares bitter and eventually fades through fruity notes.

Classification: Single Blended Rum (Molasses + blend of Column and Pot Still Distillation)
Country: Jamaica
Aged: N/A (100% Tropically Aged)
Distillery: Appleton Estate
ABV: 63% / 700ml

$95.00 inc. GST

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Wray & Nephew White Overproof 750ml Jamaican rum is famous in most rum bars across the globe and is produced by J Wray & Nephew at the historic Appleton Estate in Jamaica.

The history of J. Wray and Nephew began in 1825 when company founder John Wray opened ‘The Shakespeare Tavern’ in Kingston, Jamaica. Kingston grew steadily and eventually became Jamaica’s capital in 1877, and The Shakespeare Tavern became highly successful.

In 1860 Wray brought in Charles James Ward, the son of his brother, to run the business side of the company. Ward was a dynamic and gifted entrepreneur, and under his leadership J. Wray and Nephew began a period of growth and prosperity. Wray retired in 1862 and died in 1870 leaving Ward as the sole proprietor of the business.[1]

Ward developed the tavern and liquor-dealing concern into one of Jamaica’s largest exporting commercial enterprises. At the International Exhibition held in London in 1862, J. Wray and Nephew won three gold medals for its 10-, 15- and 25-year-old rums. The Company’s rums also won several awards and prizes at international exhibitions in Paris – 1878, Amsterdam – 1883, New Orleans – 1885 and Jamaica 1891.

In 1916, Lindo Brothers & Co purchased Wray & Nephew. Almost immediately thereafter, the new company, J. Wray & Nephew Ltd., purchased the Appleton Estate, a plantation which had produced rum throughout the period of chattel slavery. The Appleton Estate distillery was established in 1749.

At the end of 2012, Italian spirits company Gruppo Campari purchased Wray & Nephew.

In 1997, Joy Spence was made the master blender at J. Wray and Nephew (Appleton Estate) – the first woman ever to occupy this position in the industry.

Wray & Nephew White Overproof 750ml is a must for any rum enthusiast!


Weight 1.5 kg