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Episode 97: Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum
Episode 978th April 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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Episode 97 features Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum. Bottled in 750ml at 63% ABV, or 126 proof and it retails for $26.

Enjoy this episode with a "Wray & Ting".

The official website for the brand simply redirects to the corporate parent: http://www.jwrayandnephew.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1825 - John Wray founds The Shakespeare Tavern in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1860 - John. Wray brings his nephew, Charles James Ward into the business
  • 1862 - J. Wray & Nephew Ltd. is formed
  • 1862 - The brand wins gold medals for their aged rums in London
  • 1901 - J. Wray & Nephew acquires the Monymusk Estate
  • 1913 - Charles Ward dies, leaving the business to trustees
  • 1916 - Lindo Brothers & Co. purchases the company from the trustees
  • 1917 - Distillery operations move to the recently acquired Appleton Estate
  • 1940s - This overproof bottling was likely introduced
  • 1997 - Joy Spence is appointed Master Blender
  • 2012 - Gruppo Campari buys J. Wray & Nephew Ltd.

Key Cocktails:

This rum is great for mixing and stands up in a cocktail. A popular serve is the "Wray & Ting".

1 Part Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum

2 Parts Ting or Smilar Grapefruit Soda

Serve over ice

References:

Campari's Brand Listing

Wikipedia Article on j. Wray & Nephew Ltd.

Liquor.com Review

YouTube Video Discussing the Campari Acquisition Circa 2015

Steve The Barman on YouTube, Features Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum

Long Presentation on Production at Appleton Estate, by J. Wray & Nephew

Good Tasting & Review on YouTube

Another Good Tasting & Review on YouTube

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