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Celebrating the Wray Way

Published:Tuesday | October 21, 2014 | 6:20 PM
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Ugo Fiorenzo, senior market director of J Wary and Nephew catches up with the Brand Manager Pietro Gramegna (left) and Head of Marketing Gary Dixon.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Wrayito- the Wray edition of a classic Mojito with fruity variants of mango and pineapple
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Creamy Wray- a blend of the rum with cream is not only sweet but sensual
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Wray Punch:a classical Jamaican drink with a unique splash of wray for any occasion.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer The Contender- refreshing and extravagant flavour
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Wray Daiquiri: Wray twist on a classic Rum cocktail
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Wraytastic: the classical mix of Wray with grapefruit is not only simple but easy.
Winston Sill/Freelance Photographer Ginger Wray: Wray meets ginger making the mix an authentic Jamaican experience

The Bar @ 23, located on Dominica Drive in New Kingston, was the perfect location for a fabulous event of libations - the official launch of the lucky seven.

J. Wray & Nephew has decided to introduce something new to Jamaica, celebrating cocktails in a unique way by featuring seven new mixes made with Wray & Nephew Overproof Rum. A mingle frenzy ensued as invited guests got better acquainted with the new flavours fused with the Jamaican rum. With a choice of creamy, sweet or tangy, many found home with the taste which best suited their palate.

The formal proceedings, hosted by Oral Tracey, saw the crowd emitting bouts of laughter for his many stories.

J. Wray & Nephew Brand Manager Pietro Gramegna soon took to the podium, thanking everyone for attending. He explained that the company wanted to explore new ways of experiencing Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, and these seven cocktails were the result of hard work, dedication, passion, evolution, culture, uniqueness, and simplicity.

Among the tasty cocktails are Wray Daiquiri, Wray Punch, The Contender, Creamy Wray, Wraytastic, Ginger Wray, and Wrayito.

For your palatable indulgence, Food

has provided the recipes for the Creamy Wray and the Contender, for budding mixologists to try for themselves.

The Contender


1oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

3/4 oz Blue CuraÁao

1/2 oz lime juice

3/4 Simple syrup


Add all ingredients to shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain over ice.

Creamy Wray


1/2 oz Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

1oz Wray & Nephew Rum Cream

1/2 oz Amaretto

Splash simple syrup

Cream on top


In a glass with ice, add the ingredients, stir, top with cream and serve.