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I was expecting so much more from this famous rum. I must say, I prefer dark or spiced rum, and the Wray & Nephew does not change my mind. A bit to harsh!
...the "terrible" smell leaves you shocked,...I waited 15 minutes before I had the balls to sip on it...amazing, how can something that basically stinks taste that good.
I have not tried it yet mixed, but I am sure it does the magic as well.
A keeper in my bar shelf...solid 7.5
It is strong white rum - not magic. Quite ok, tastewise.
When you need a swift kick in the pants and still retain decent rum flavoring.
This rum is not to drink straight, but mixed or in a daiquiri it’s phenomenal. Archetypical Jamaican rum
Only for use in cocktails and then only sparingly. Not to be drunk straight as it will knock you out! Tastes nasty by itself but can be used in cocktails.
If you just need a ovenproof shot or if you need some Tiki Fire, Wray and Nephew does a good job at both.
Lots of ripe banana notes. I use it in punches and enjoy the complex funk and concentrated flavor it lends to drinks. I don't think it kicks too hard for such a strong rum either.
No way to get through neat. Had to get the ice. Strong and poor.
If you don’t know what funk is, you are in the right place. I didn’t know whether to rate this 9 or 2. Funky flavor. Acquired taste. This is not your Bacardi silver. It’s the opposite white rum
I was introduced to this by making my own Falernum using Beach Bum Barry recipe and the 15 lime zested needs a high proof spirit to extract the flavors with almonds, cloves and ginger to make. I also have used this to add a kick to Tiki Cocktails occasionally which it does well because it has good dimensional qualities with its high proof. Astringent nose (thats good for a white mixer) mild candy and burnt banana leaf smells, but tastes of... can't put my finger on it...mild candy cane with a burn and bite? I don't know, but its still complex, unique and quite useful in my home bar for cocktails.
If you love rum, or just tasting drinks or even cooking then you really need a bottle of this. Its really unique and great fun.
The cheap looking bottle that this arrives in is perfect in the same way that some girls look perfect when they wear their old track pants and a dirty dancing t-shirt.
It pours thickly from the very handy slow pouring cap and once released into your glass you’ll smell it....that unmistakable Jamaican pong that nothing else quite has.
I like it with lime and sugar but the real jam with this juice is how it saves any drink that you’ve put Bacardi Carta Blanca into from boring you to death.
I really love this one.
P.s. to anyone who compares this drink to that aged rum you like to sip while discussing what colour would be best for when you reupholster your yacht then stop. Your doing it wrong.
Wow, i tried this one in Jamaica the first time and it knocked me, literally. Super super aromatic and it feels like drinking a flower bomb in a nice way.
Very strong as you would expect burns then quickly evaporates. Leaves a raw taste in the mouth so if your planning on speaking to someone your interested in, have some mints on stand by, excellent rum though
U orechovice jen silnejsi aroma, zde hlavne lih s rumovym podtextem bezbarvych laku. Do koktejlu dobre.
Hehehe this is what you add to spice up classic rum cocktails, just a dash adds a lot of ripe fruit flavors (those esters amirite?) and a serious alcohol punch to the head. A great, long-standing Jamaican classic liquor, notoriously potent and flavorful.
You need this in your cabinet and on your bar.
THIS IS NOT A SIPPER. But it is a terrific mixer in small amounts when you want to bring those classically Jamaican funky notes into a cocktail, and add a little bit of heat.
Great choice for rum punch!
Always reminds me of landing in Jamaica - this drink says welcome home!!
This rum is the choice for the legendary and iconic "welcome rum punch" when you touch down on the island - yeah mon!
A rum that I first tried at the beginning of my rum journey and I found myself disliking it greatly. After I started drinking more rums I returned to this funky clear spirit and found it to be enjoyable!
It's really easy to see why this is Jamaica's best selling rum. Lots of that great funk going on, great aromas of bananas and tropical fruit with a slight petroly smell. As it's overproof and bottled at 63%ABV the flavours hold up really well when mixed - I wouldn't dare try to sip this one.
Essential for Jamaican style rum punches but works equally great in some orange juice or something similar. For something different try it with coke or ginger beer. Not the best rum going but it's incredible value for money.
If one wants to live the pirate life this is fire in a glass. Not for sipping but hey that's not the point here. Feel the burn.
Even when heavily diluted it still tastes good. Using various levels of dilution seems to reveal different aspects of the potent flavour. The taste is definitely not for everyone -- it's difficult to describe. It feels great in the stomach like something organic. This one seems more like a cocktail rum than a sipping rum.
This is powerful stuff, but also VERY tasty, I sip it neat with a couple of teaspoons of water, it is strong, but the alcohol does not overpower the distinctive Jamaican taste. A little goes a long way, so good value for money.