My journey into Rum was signposted by a particular flavour – Jamaican funk.
Several rums had given me a burnt rubber note – not particularly enjoyable.
One rum kept being mentioned – Wray & Nephew Overproof – and here it was before me.
Said to be the epitome of Jamaican funk.
Would it deliver?
Or was my palate just not amenable?
The clean, clear & fresh non aged rum possessed a vegetal earthiness combined with a richness – like a Jamaica Cake – that pulled me in.
Surprisingly easy on the palate. A sweet, smooth & ripe fruitiness together with that funkiness – reminiscent of the gorgeous Brett Saison from Wide St Brewing – but without the bubbles!
The 63% alcohol made it’s presence felt on the finish – and those fruity flavours danced merrily away for a long time.
Overproof isn’t over cooked,
It’s a fantastically balanced rum displaying complex flavours , richness & depth.
I think I just got funky!