Wray & Nephew Overproof is a symbol of Jamaica like Bob Marley or Usain Bolt. It is an integral part of the life of Jamaicans: the rum with which meals are accompanied, holidays are sanctified and birthdays, births, weddings as well as deaths are celebrated.
The history of this Rum begins in 1825 when company founder John Wray opened The Shakespeare Tavern in Kingston Town, when it wasn't the capital yet.
Being in such an effervescent and lively area allows John Wray and his nephew to achieve dazzling success all over the world, a success that leads their rums to the victory of countless prizes in various world exhibitions and competitions.
At the turn of the first decade of the 1900s, J. Wray & Nephew bought the three Jamaican sugar estates of Greenwich, Carlisle and Monymusk and in 1917 the Appleton Estate, the second oldest rum distillery in the world and one of the most renowned for its rums. .
Now owned by Campari, 90% of rum sales in Jamaica are said to be from this famous brand, used in T'Punch, Mai Tai and Daiquiri.