J. Wray Gold rum

J. Wray Gold

Jamaica | Gold

29 ratings
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JackOrion πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 61 ratings
Posted over 4 years ago

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.

iedalgic πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 2 ratings
Posted 2 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.

RumGuy πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 23 ratings
Posted over 4 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.

Tim πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ | 82 ratings
Posted almost 5 years ago

Decent enough as a Jamaican mixer, but lord have mercy bumboclaat, there is so much better.

Kurt Lauerman πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 41 ratings
Posted almost 6 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

Cool Breeze (PREMIUM) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 308 ratings
Posted 2 months ago

Bottle purchased in Tulsa, OK. Pitch golden color. Mild funkiness to the aroma. Slight tongue numbing palate. Mild cane sugar sweetness with some white grape notes. Slight cardboard finish. The aroma carries this.

Seko πŸ‡¨πŸ‡Ώ | 190 ratings
Posted 1 year 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.

RosieSox πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 49 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

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.

rumtrinker πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ | 34 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

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.

Wo1fpacker πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 14 ratings
Posted over 1 year ago

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.

DougDoesNotCare πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ | 38 ratings
Posted 2 years ago

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

Brand Details

Name: Gold
Company: J. Wray
Type: Gold
Distillation: Unknown