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At $15 I doubt this is for sipping but let's give it a go...
Very nice little funkiness going on. Very mellow on the nose, you really have to inhale deeply to get even a burn. Tropical fruits, honey, mango nectar, cooked banana is really strong.
Surprisingly bland as it hits the tongue but develops as it goes down. The funkiness comes through really nicely. I would almost describe it as tangy.
Overall, this is a great cheap bottle to mix with or to sip on if thats your style. Very good example of a funky Jamaican rum with not too many frills. Very nice value for the price range.
Decent enough as a Jamaican mixer, but lord have mercy bumboclaat, there is so much better.
No idea why Appleton Special renamed to this. Standard Jamaica rum, got that funk and probably not a sipper. Still an authentic Jamaica rum. Ya mon
Its rebranded Appleton Special. It has some basic funk and makes a fine Daiquiri and thats exactly how it should be used. Nothing less nothing more
With me having awful memories from when I bought my first and last bottle of J Wray & Nephew Overproof, I was very hesitant to give this one a try. Then after reading reviews here that showed this to be an exact replacement for Appleton Special, I decided to give it a try at only $14 US. Heck, the little paper note around the neck even showed that this is an exact replacement.
In the snifter, it is pale yellow with aromas of hogo funk. The hogo continues on the palate. It is not a neat sipper, but could do well on the rocks or as a mixer. If you are making a large batch of Mai Tai's for a Tiki party, this one could do the trick while saving you money. It is also nothing at all like that awful Overproof that they produce.
Just okay for a Jamaican rum 🥃 A golden rum with plenty of flavour.Smooth, fruity with a hint of spice. A good go to or drink it in a pinch. But I drink anything.Cheers
Had a rum tasting on a sunny afternoon, because why not. J. Wray Gold bottle and label design is very lame and boring. Light golden color. Glue and wet socks to the nose and palate. Awful burn at the end. Mix it with Coke and down it goes.
Tasted side by side with Appleton Reserve. This is much lighter.
Strong banana taste.
Could use as a cheap mixer.
Found this on the bottom shelf at an LCBO in Ontario. Rot gut has its place but a bit rough even for this old pirate. Nice burn.
Nothing of great interest here. Useful for the party well when making inexpensive drinks. Only the slightest hint of funk and pretty neutral. Nothing offensive so not a bad choice for making non rummies a tropical drink.
Not bad.. however I enjoyed it better before the renaming. Seems to me the flavor changed somewhat. I could be wrong but seems like it did.. maybe better for a mixed drink..
The gold coloured spirit that is warm yet smooth; medium-bodied on the palate with fruity notes and hints of exotic spices that come through on the lengthy finish.
Not a fan little strong in the mouth going down not really enjoyable
Was pleasantly surprised by this rum especially since it is often found under the $20 mark. Great to spill for bars, parties, and guests but I would probably go with another rum if you are making cocktails for yourself.