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J Wray and Nephew

In 1825, John Wray established The Shakespeare Tavern in Kingston, Jamaica. The company developed steadily and in 1860 John’s nephew, Charles James Ward, joined the business. Thus, J Wray and Nephew came into being. John Wray retired in 1862, with Ward left at the helm. The brand started out as a tavern and spirits dealer and, over time, it developed into a thriving business. At the London International Exhibition in 1862, J Wray and Nephew’s rum were awarded three gold medals. Awards and acclaim were received at various exhibitions throughout the world over the course of the 19th century. The brand was acquired by Lindo Brothers & Co in 1916. Shortly after, they purchased the Appleton Estate rum distillery. The company also employ the only female Master Blender in the industry, Joy Spencer. Today, the brand produce the world’s best-selling high strength white rum. Furthermore, J Wray and Nephew have become a massive part of Jamaica’s culture.

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Spanish Town, Jamaica

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Red Label Aperitif
(75cl, 13.70%)
Sold in Jamaica as Red Label Wine, this delicious aperitif is the best-selling wine-based drink in the country. Produced by the legendary J Wray and Nephew, this tasty aperitif-style drink is best...  More info
Antique flavoured rum from Wray & Nephew, made with their Jamaican white rum and flavoured with coconut, for an exotic flavour profile. This rare bottle was produced in the 1980s, which is surprising...  More info
A sweet, spicy Ginger Wine from J. Wray & Nephew, makers of many fine rums. In fact, we reckon this ought to mix rather well with some of their rums, as well with whisky to make a Whisky Mac.  More info
A rare bottling of 151 proof Jamaican rum from the excellent Appleton Estate, dating from the 1970s.  More info
This bottle of White Overproof Rum is from the 1990s. There's some writing on the label, which looks like it says "John H.". If that's your name, that's a pretty neat coincidence now isn't it? If...  More info

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