Thames & South West


Wray & Nephew White Jamaican Overproof Rum UKBG Event

Sponsor: Wray & Nephew White Jamaican Overproof Rum

Date: 28th February
Event description: “Meet Uncle Wray!”
Location: The Captain’s Club Hotel, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1HU


Who were the key sponcers?
Name and position:
Nick Baxter Wray’s Nephew
Greg Allen Business Developer
Uncle Wray’s Nephew Nick Baxter a trainer for Wray & Nephew
Dan Kewley Matthew Clark Sales Account Manager

What were the highlights of the day?
Welcomed with delicious punch and canapés
Master Class
Tasting, the whole room smelt of ripe bananas as we tasted Wray & Nephew
Rum Punch cocktail competition



60 attended the master class and 8 competed in the original Jamaican punch competition.

Who was our host?
Name and position:
Salvatore Damiano , Vise Chairman, Thames Valley and South West Area
& wonderful team at the Captains Club Hotel Wick Ferry Wick Lane Christchurch Dorset BH23 1HU

Where were the competitors from?
Local venues, London, Kent, Bournemouth, Southampton & Winchester


Presentation/Masterclass key points:
Wray and Nephew Overproof Rum is The Real Rum

Authentically and genuinely Jamaican
· Made in Kingston, Jamaica since 1825
· Integrated into Jamaican culture and is seen as the rum of the Jamaican people
· No. 1 selling rum in Jamaica and worlds biggest selling overproof rum

Premium quality yet inclusive
· Premium quality ingredients
· Unique Jamaican rum production process
· Has grown its consumer base organically not through mass market advertising
· Grass roots appeal – is equally at home in premium cocktail bars as with your friendly local

Perfect base
· High ester content means it is full of distinctive flavour as well as strength
· A 25ml measure makes a full flavoured drink at 1.6 units of alcohol
· Perfect base for punch, cocktails and mixers drinks


Who came third?
Name and bar
Thomas Quy The Captains Club Hotel

Who came second?
Name and bar
Christian Bell Urban Beach Hotel

Who was the winner?
Name and bar
Jon Lister The Larder House

Winning recipe
Name: Kingston 5
Method: Built
Wray and Nephew
Butter scotch Wray and Nephew
Jasmine and Peppermint Tea
Pineapple Chunks


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