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Dan Smith

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  1. Dan Smith

    Hello All

    Greetings Fulcrum_29, I now your pain, I am from Montreal and we have one of the worst rum selections in Canada. I think that BC imports the Cruzan brands. If I am correct RUN to your closest shop and do yourself a favour and pick up the Estate Diamond 5 YO. Then jump up to Single Barrel if you have the cash. I am currently in Cape Breton NS and they just enlarged their Rum selection in Noca Scotia due to the International Rum Festival. They now stock the following (most at great prices): Doorly's XO $44.54 CAD San Miguel 5 YO $23.45 and 7 YO $26.33 CAD Mount Gay XO $36.49 CAD Coyopa 10 YO $68.94 CAD Goslin's Balck Seal $25.09 CAD Matusalem Classico DR $29.09 CAD Botran Anejo $33.08 & Solera $54.25 CAD Zacapa $59.22 CAD El Dorado 5 YO 26.36 & 12 YO $30.85 $ 15 YO $39.59 CAD Cadenhead 25 YO $117.16 CAD Barbancourt 15 YO $34.90 The all new Appleton Reserve $27.95 CAD Abuelo Reserve $27.95 CAD Captain Morgan Private Stock $35.59 CAD Angostura 12 YO $72.21 & 8 YO $35.65 CAD Cuzan Estate Diamond 5 YO $ 25.95 & Single Barrel $49.95 CAD ... and others of course If you know someone in the Maritimes, now you have a valid excuse to cross the country rum running... and also visit of course Cheers
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    What to get from Puerto Rico?

    Another for for the Barrilitos. The 3 star is in my top
  3. Greetings, Pyratt XO is in my top 5 best and I always have a few stocked up. I had the honor of drinking a bottle of the Cask 23, (I was lucky and found a sale for $99.99 a year ago in Costa Mesa CA) wow is all that I can say. I like the El Dorado 12 YO better than the 15. Give the 12 a try, you might like it. If you like fruity and sweet rums minus the smoky oak here are a few that have been overlooked and should be mentioned; Doorly's (peppery and kinda sherry like), San Miguel 7 YO (From Ecuador not the one from the Philippines, it's very citrus/fruity close to the "Cuban Style" without the sometimes thick overwhelming caramel taste of too many Cubans) and Grand Blasson (close to San Miguel but much more expensive if your mixing, but better if sipping straight)... Cheers
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    Ron Zacapa

    Ahhhhh now I understand. You have tried this one... (see picture below) and not the NEW Black Label ... See picture in first post... Sam's doesn't have the Black Label Zacapa, only the original. Thanks Kendall
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    Pyrat "Pistol"

    Greetings Ed, Are you saying that there's a lot of "added" ingredients to the Pyrats? Cheers, Dan
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    Ron Zacapa

    Kendall, Hey there, I have a few questions for you... You say that you don’t like the Black label, but do you like the original? How does it compare to it? Where did you buy it and how much did you pay? Is it a 700ml or 750ml? Cheers
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    Ron Zacapa

    I hope that it's not only sold in 700ml formats. If so, then the US will never get it, and I doubt very strongly that the "Government" controlled Canadian Liquor Boards will bring this baby in... Lets pray that Mr. Edvin Najera feels that the US has good enough potential for this new Zacapa and make a 750ml for export... We shall see...
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    Ron Zacapa

    Greetings, I've now seen it popping up on a few German sites. See picture below The following is a "Google" translation from the original German text from: Spirituosen Superbillig Here is another translation from another German site: http://www.rum-versand.de/ I wonder when this will hit North America? I am going to Germany in March, you can bet that I'll pick one up. It's listed at 59.99 Euro and 60.95 Euro. Not too bad, if it's better that the original. This is all very exciting... keep your eyes peeled for this one. Cheers, Dan
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    Pyrat "Pistol"

    Greetings, The Pyrat family of rums are all great, well to me. I have Pistol, ,X.O., and Cask 23 open at this time. I like the XO a little better than the Pistol. The Cask 23 is my favourite, but I drink far more XO due to the cost. I buy my XO for $29.99 and my Cask 23 for $99.99. It's harder to find Cask 23 and it's usually at $230 + The XO is my favourite rum, and I always drink these on the rock. I personally LOVE every aspect of these rums, the smell, multiple flavours and lingering after taste (except my girlfriend complain about my breath the next morning when I've had too many Pyrats... Long live CJ Planter Cheerrs
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    Atlanta Liquor Stores ?

    Greetings, Well I'm off to Atlanta next week, and the rum searching continues. I'm of course looking for large shops with lots of premiums. Thanks to all once again for the help... Cheers
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    Rum Specialty Shops in USA?

    Greetings, I also live in the tightly controlled Canadian liquor environment. I probably live in the worst rum province, Quebec. I travel frequently to the US due to business and have visited MANY liquor stores in more than 35 States. If you plan on travelling to Miami, do not fear even the worst stores has at least one or two good ones. FLORIDA IS RUM HEAVEN of North America. I will provide my working list of good shops in the US for you. Anyone who reads this, PLEASE add to the list. We should try to compile a list of the better liquor shops so that we can help all of those people that are looking for good rum in their area. Here's what I've got so far... John Walker Wine & Spirits - (415) 986-2707 - 175 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104 - Pampero, Pyratt XO, Barrilito 3 Star Blanchard Liquors - (617) 327-1400 - 418 Lagrange St., West Roxbury, MA 02132 - Barrilito, Pampero Blanchard Liquors - (617) 782-9500 - 103 Harvard Ave., Allston, MA 02134 - Barrilito 3 Star, Barcelo Emperador Binney's Beverage Depot - (773) 935-9400 - 3000 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 (10 Locations in Northern IL) - Too many to list Sam’s Wines & Spirits - 1-866-726-7946 - 1720 N Marcey St., Chicago, IL 60614 - Too many to list Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 1-800-331-3005 - 250 Ogle St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 - Too many to list Martin Wine Cellar - (504) 899-7411 - 3827 Baronne St., New Orleans, LA 70115 - Everything but Pyratt XO and Zacapa Fiesta Beverage Mart - 6200 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77081 - Pampero, Flor De Cana Brand, Pyratt XO Fikes-Parkhill Liquor & Wines - 5111 S Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK 74105 - Appleton 21 YO, Pampero, Sea Wynde Burton's Liquor Mart - 6533 E 71st St., Tulsa, OK 74133 - Great Prices & good selection Miami Liquors - (305) 643-5311 - 2159 NW 7th St., Miami, FL 33125 - Everything you can dream of Albertson's Liquor - (954) 435-8000 - 8030 Pines Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33024 - Santa-Teresa, Pampero Well that's it for me, not bad for a Canadian ... EH? Cheers
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    Denver Liquor Stores?!?!

    Greetings Robin the Former Denverite, I have purchased Ron Del Barrilito 3 Star at the following locations within the past 6 months: John Walker Wine & Spirits - (415) 986-2707 - 175 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94104 @ $28.99 Blanchard Liquors - (617) 327-1400 - 418 Lagrange St., West Roxbury, MA 02132 Blanchard Liquors - (617) 782-9500 - 103 Harvard Ave., Allston, MA 02134 Binney's Beverage Depot - (773) 935-9400 - 3000 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60657 @ $19.99 Sam’s Wines & Spirits - 1-866-726-7946 - 1720 N Marcey St., Chicago, IL 60614 @ $19.99 Hi-Time Wine Cellars - 1-800-331-3005 - 250 Ogle St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627 @ $27.99 I hope that you live close to one of these locations... Cheers
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    Denver Liquor Stores?!?!

    WOW, great help everyone. I will go to as many as possible. I'm dying to get more Barralito 3 star... My stock is running low, I only have 1 1/2 bottles left... Thanks again everyone
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    L.A. Area Liquor stores?

    Greetings, I often travel to the greater LA area. I have only found one store, south of Orange County, that satisfies me. It's called Hi-Times Wine Cellars. All aroud great place for rare alcohol, lots of cigars in a nice walk in humidor, a million types of wines and a great selection of Port. Click HERE for the rum list at Hi Times. It's about 40 miles / 45 minutes south of LAX, NOT counting TRAFIC... head there between 12:30 and 2:30 of well after 7pm. From LAX take 405 South, then 55 (Costa Messa Fwy) South to Newport Beach to end of freeway. Continue south on Newport Blvd for about a mile no more, then turn LEFT on 16th Ave, LEFT on Westminister Ave and it's on the corner of Ogle and Westminister Well worth the trip. Cheers
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    solera

    Santa Teresa 1796 Solera
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