J. Wray Gold rum

J. Wray Gold

Jamaica | Gold | 40.0% ABV

30 ratings
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jru 🇺🇸 | 109 ratings
Posted 10 months ago

Not really great. But not bad either.
I get some aromas that aren’t delightful but then sipping I get whisky like caramel, flan…
Some heat, also not ideal. Who has all perfect..
Edit , I agree it’s a little plain. But a lot of people want a flavor where clean = plain-ish

revsteph 🇺🇸 | 334 ratings
Posted 9 months ago

Tasted 1/28/20 at Laka Lono
From the notes:
"ok. This is super strong. but/and I like it. I shouldn't, but I do."
Original rating was 4/5 rum barrels, so translated to a 7 in this system.

iedalgic 🇺🇸 | 2 ratings
Posted 3 years ago

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.

Seko 🇨🇿 | 203 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

This one goes right into coke and makes a very good job there. The Jamaican sweet banana and pineapple is present in the mix, not over the top, but pleasant and still recognizable in both smell and taste, without any added sugar. Would the smell and taste be stronger just a tad more - it would be an eight.

Kurt Lauerman 🇺🇸 | 41 ratings
Posted almost 7 years ago

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

NvdG 🇳🇱 | 4 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

First of I am letting you know that I drink all my rums with cola light. Cola light keeps the taste of the rum. Regular cola doesn’t.
This is a nice rum to mix. It has a good fruitful flavor and a mild after taste.
I would not recommend this rum for drinking it pure. But as a mixing rum it does very well. Cheers!

filovo 🇨🇿 | 500 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

J. Wray - nevěřil jsem mu už od počátaku z důvodu Jamajky
Výsledek není zas tak zlý jak by mohl být
Chuť ostřejší lehce štiplavá, ale nepálí tolik
slabších 07/10

aforbesbiz 🇺🇸 | 2 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

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.

RumGuy 🇺🇸 | 23 ratings
Posted over 5 years ago

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.

MerMama 🇺🇸 | 30 ratings
Posted over 3 years ago

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.

Brand Details

Name: Gold
Company: J. Wray
Type: Gold
Distillations: Unknown
ABV: 40.0%