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This is what the old rummies in Jamaica drink. Many a time I bought an old guy at the rum shack a shot of this vile stuff. Brought a bottle home one time and could not drink it! If you want to know what the aficionados refer to as the funky flavor in Jamaican rum this is the worst example.
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. Wrey & Nephew White Overproof simply cannot be mixed because you get the funky glue coming straight through from every single imaginable soda. Tried it neat once, and believe me, drinking gasoline goes down easier. Bottle looks boring, but the label design is very nice.
very delicious nose of tropical fruits, dominated by ripe banana and mango. These notes are also present at the first sip, however there is some little burn which I had expected to be much stronger given 63% alcohol. Extremly long finish. So here you have a very interesting price/value relationship. The rum is dominant but still fine at this alcohol degree. This rum certainly also makes a very good figure when used in cocktails.
This is an essential part of my rum blend for daiquiris. Not for the fainthearted!
If you ever just need to get drunk this is the real deal, High octane entertainment. As some reviews said it tastes and smells like gasoline, well yes sort of. but gas is worse.. I found I mix some Guava or Mango nectar and a little Lemonade or orange juice it masks the gas taste,LOL. but I still drink it sometimes it really does Git-R-Done
Only thing subtle about this rum is the name. I finally came to an armed truce with this rum by adding 3 parts oregat, 2 parts Rose's lime juice, and 2 ounces of branch water to two parts rum.
Once you gang tackle this rum, it goes along peacefully. The banana OVERTONES have to be beaten into submission.
Which gives me an idea. Gonna have to try this as an ACTIVE ingredient in Bananas Foster.
Will get back to you on that one.
If I equated this rum to music like I do with coffee, this is Naw'leans Neville Brothers/The Meters funk of the 80's and 90's. Intense and personal.
This is a very strong Jamacan flavoured white rum. Even a half ounce in a rum and coke is overpowering and not my kind of drink. It is like drinking Appleton VX with twice the flavour but only 1.5 times the alcohol.
Working from a leftover bottle brought to a party by a guest who presumably dumped the W&N and drank something else, I constructed a batch of passion fruit daiquiris for a family gathering. I was, however, the only person able and willing to get past the first sip as the predominant taste and spiky nature of the drink was all about the overproof rum. When passion fruit liqueur can be obliterated you know the other component is industrial strength fluid.
Not to be daunted I tried again with Coke as a mixer. Simpler and better but only consumable in a bind.
A good cocktail rum with funky notes, very suitable in drinks
I don't tend to be a fan of white rum, but this overproof version, direct from Jamaica (63%) is packed with rummy flavour. There is a slight hint of fruity sweetness to it, along with a well rounded rummy yummy flavour. If i drank it blind, I wouldn't have thought it was a white rum.
For those that don't like this rum, I did let the drink air for a few minutes (might have made the difference), and secondly, I'm a rum lover and will happily admit when a drink tastes bad, or like paint stripper, and this isn't either of those things.
Brilliant straight, great in a Cuba libre with lime.
I bought my first and last bottle of this crap a few weeks ago. I can't believe that this is the top selling rum in Jamaica and they drink it straight. All I can say is that life over there must have gotten much worse since I last visited 22 years ago.
It tastes like turpentine or cachaca. It is downright disgusting. Somehow, I managed to drink a half bottle over a one week period. What was I going to do with the rest? I tried using it for lighter fluid for my BBQ pit, but it would not even light. Then I thought about using it as toilet bowl cleaner, but was wary of it ruining my plumbing. Saving it to cure a stray mangy dog was another option.
So, if anyone knew what to do with this, it would be found in Beach Bum Berry's Potions Of The Caribbean book. Sure enough, there was one recipe to tame this "vile" liquid with Jasper's Rum Punch. It is basically the holy Caribbean trinity of rum, lime juice, and simple syrup, but Jasper's adds a much higher proportion of Angostura Bitters and West Indies spices like cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Instead of those ground seasonings, I happened to have a bottle of Peg Leg Pete's Pirate Sauce on hand, which did the trick. In other words, this beast needs to be drowned in seasonings to be made drinkable. And yes, I made a batch of this punch with the rest of the bottle and finished the whole thing off in one long day. Somehow, I was still walking, but was married to the toilet for the next few days. NEVER AGAIN!!!!
I also found out much later that the Jamaican sparkling grapefruit drink called Ting can be added to this to cut the awful taste. The drink is called Ting With A Sting. I finally found a bottle of Ting and added a couple of ounces of Hamilton Jamaican Gold to greatly improve the taste. It is still one disgusting drink, but after a few with Wray & Nephew, you will be too plastered to know how disgusting this combo really is.
It’s reputation is well deserved. 100% overburn hogo that will slap you hard.
N- Hmmm, unsweetened Aloe Vera, weird isn't it? Grassy plant extract with solvent floral. Pungently raw with spicy camphor, some exhaust. Get more waxy and drawn out more nutmeg with water, remains stiff and fiery. Would be great if it is less 'industrial'. (19/25)
P- Punchy lemon peel sourish burnt caramel, antiseptic, extra spicy mouthwash. Sulphur raw cocoa. Albeit burn like hell, the tantalizing solid citrus notes are addictive. Cut the zest down to 55%-ish with water or ice are recommended, just made it slightly buttery and rounder. (19/25)
F- Long, saving grace with juicy lemon and pomerol peel with leafy tobacco scents. Sweet orange come thru after dilution. (21/25)
Balanced:- A blazing 63% moonshine that need to drink with care. Rough with some hidden quality. (19/25)
Weighted Rate:- 78pt
— at The Rum Bar KL.
Use this with my Moose Milk (rums, egg nog, ice cream, spices mixture) for a Military Levee on Jan 1st every year.
This Rum is just an classic! Recommend everybody to have it even in your home bar. The best overproof rum i tried so far, at least that i remember! ahahah
Grassy, green bananas on the nose.
Uncle Wray is always there for you when you need a strong hug and when you need a punch to feel alive again!
People say it's crap. What do they know? Embrace the Dunder, I say!
Just water it down so you don't go blind, and experience the essence of Jamaica!
This Is the real thing all the whiners that complain about smell and taste need to go back to suckin on their mommies tit ....Rum is made from sugar cane hence the Molasses smell and taste ...There is a reason that the Jamaican Yardies drink this because its the real deal .....So STOP THE BLOOD CLOT CRYIN ....and enjoy Mon!
Cant believe they drink this straight and neat in Jamaica but thry do! Slip it into punch if you want everyone to pass out otherwise Im pretty sure its good for a Molotov cocktail. PS dont drink this and smoke
Ok...that's rum...overproof...white...but still rum...not my style....but almost 70%! And you can easily dring that! mix with water, sprite or something you like....thats killer machine. But still 70%!!! And easily to drink...that's means thats really good made...even you don't like taste.
I'll never recommend drinking this on it's own. But, if you need to light something on fire...
Il s'agit du blanc overproof de la maison Appleton. C'est un blanc typique jamaïcain avec cette note métallique typique de la maison (probablement trop de rhum de colonne). Pas un mauvais produit mais pas assez riche en esters pour vraiment mettre le coup de pied au fesse que peut mettre un rum bar ou encore un fire velvet.
Original review 4/17:
You should know what you're getting into if you ask/reach for this rum. This ain't no Bacardi. You're going to get lots of funk, rotten bananas, rubber, and ethanol on the nose. Loads of fruit. The flavor... I can't really describe. There's so much going on! I love the concentrated flavor.
If this is an example of raw Jamaican distillate, it's easy to see why Jamaican rums (of any age) are so popular among rum aficionados. Like IPAs, they're a bit of an acquired taste, but they are almost unfailingly interesting, and more often than not, delicious.
I only had it neat, but I look forward to trying it in a Wray & Ting and other cocktails someday soon.
Update 11/17: Screw it. This rum is so straightforward, tasty, and versatile, I'm giving it an 8. Not only does a little bit jazz up any cocktail, it does wonders when added to any 80-proof sleeper rums you have lying around gathering dust. I also vastly prefer the flavor profile (not the strength—the profile) of this to Rum Fire, though I'm still looking forward to trying Hampden Rum Bar Overproof sometime. (Update, I prefer this to RBO, but only just.)
This is an utterly unique rum. Came across it on the Turtle Bay cocktail list. A Ting Ray perhaps isn't for everyone, but the strength of the rum means that its character doesn't get lost or seem diluted in combination with the other ingredients. Great way to start an evening.
The dunder pit was working in overdrive when they got this one going... botanicals and flavor for days... but heavy duty. This is the estranged crazy Uncle of rum that has lots of good stories! Only good if you are ready for it.
It is rare to find something that hasn't been tinkered with these days. In my opinion this is what rum is supposed to be. It doesn't necessarily lend itself to drinking neat, although personally I like it like that. Clearly not for everyone. I appreciate the smoother more sugary rums as well, but this one is special.