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J. Wray Gold rum

J. Wray Gold

Jamaica | Gold

27 ratings
Easily consumable in a bind


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Posted 4 months ago by RosieSox from United States with 41 ratings

This is a non-confrontational gold rum. Just a hint of funk and no real burn. I would probably use it in mixed drinks but I am afraid it would not add much besides the alcohol.


Posted 6 months ago by rumtrinker from Germany with 28 ratings

There is very little that would be remarkable about this rum. It has a little dundery funk, which is great. But only a very little. It is otherwise very tame, a bit of spices, a bit of orange or lemon maybe.

But it is quite dry. I do not think they added sugar to this. Or if they did, it is very little only. And this is great and deserves some credit.

Plus it works great as a mixer and it is inexpensive. Hard to recommend for sipping, unless one is looking for a very tame Jamaica experience. But a great choice if the goal is to get a little drunk and not spend to much time or effort on this.


Posted 7 months ago by Wo1fpacker from United States with 13 ratings

The nose is a very unobtrusive banana and light ginger. Taste is a subtle honeysuckle and clove but ultimately is anemic compared to other Appleton expressions. Would recommend as a mixer to stretch more expensive rums or to sip of you're not feeling up to the headier stuff.


Posted 12 months ago by iedalgic from United States with 2 ratings

I was pleasantly surprised by this rum. It has a little bit of the Jamaican funk, slight sweetness and oak. Not much burn for a rum that doesn't appear to be aged for too long, and very easy sipper. Not overly complex but the finish has a decent length, and the flavor is really nice.
Light in color but decent amount body. In my opinion this is better (and cheaper) than Appleton Signature blend.


Posted 1 year ago by DougDoesNotCare from United States with 38 ratings

Nothing fancy here, just a decent Jamaican rum with just the tiniest hint of funk.


Posted 1 year ago by El Cap from United States with 61 ratings

Not great on its own but mixes in with some other rums and some fruit juice, citrus and bitters, and you will not complain.

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Posted over 1 year ago by MerMama from United States with 30 ratings

I had low expectations due to some of the reviews on this site and the low cost of this rum, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It's not a bad sipper - not great - but not bad. It adds a nice layer to cocktails, but it doesn't shine through like one of my Plantation offerings. I have so many better rums that I won't waste much time drinking it. I think its' best use will be for guests at my home tiki bar who are not big rum drinkers.


Posted over 1 year ago by aforbesbiz from United States with 2 ratings

I think this rum is the quintessential Jamaican style rum. Of course it is not a fine sipping rum, but contrary to other reviews, I actually think this one is fine to drink neat. It has just a touch of funk and isn’t overly harsh compared with other rums in its price range. I think it is far superior to something like Bacardi Gold. It’s my go-to Jamaican rum for punches and goes great with cola.


Posted almost 2 years ago by DerMassi from Germany with 20 ratings

Appleton special with a new badge, Jamaican funk, not my friend but a nice neighbor to party with.


Posted 2 years ago by Dennis from United States with 15 ratings

Saw this in the store and thought I’d give it a try. Definitely not a ‘neat’ or ‘sipping’ rum. Haven’t tried it as a mixer, but can see this working well with coke if you’re after that sweet taste followed by a burn.