Episode 97: Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum

Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur

Apr 8 2022 • 19 mins

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/ (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: https://www.camparigroup.com/en/news/2019-12-31/j-wray-nephew-limited (Campari's Brand Listing) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Wray_and_Nephew_Ltd. (Wikipedia Article on j. Wray & Nephew Ltd.) https://www.liquor.com/wray-and-nephew-white-overproof-rum-review-5219198 (Liquor.com Review) https://youtu.be/juAtCzQeiqU (YouTube Video Discussing the Campari Acquisition Circa 2015) https://youtu.be/KbSFjfbH_RU (Steve The Barman on YouTube, Features Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum) https://youtu.be/vbG6eeUYQZw (Long Presentation on Production at Appleton Estate, by J. Wray & Nephew) https://youtu.be/scktzwqHpSc (Good Tasting & Review on YouTube) https://youtu.be/WR4lO3r9qrU (Another Good Tasting & Review on YouTube) Contact Information: Official show website is: https://www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com/ (www.liquorandliqueurconnoisseur.com) Join my mailing list: http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf (http://eepurl.com/hfyhHf) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur (https://www.facebook.com/liquorandliqueurconnoisseur) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/ (https://www.instagram.com/LiquorandLiqueurConnoisseur/) Twitter: @LLConnoisseur