Where to find Cuban rum

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Apr 15th, 2008, 11:46 AM
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Where to find Cuban rum

First of all let me state I am not trying to sneak some back in to my cabin or the USA. I had some Cuban rum once in Barcelona and it was the best I have ever had. I think it was Havana club or something like that. All I want is to see if some can be had to sample in a bar or restaurant in the following ports:
Barbados
Antigua
St. Lucia
St. Maarten.
Thank you. Larry



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Apr 15th, 2008, 12:03 PM
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Have you visited Ed Hamilton's site? He is the self-proclaimed Minister of Rum, and his site is www.ministryofrum.com. You can search each rum name to see where it is sold, including restaurants.

Happy sipping!
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Apr 15th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Cuban rum is sold in all of those ports. St. Maarten is the cheapest though..it's a duty free island.
Cuban rum is excellent!
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Apr 15th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Look for the Havana Club that has been aged for seven years, especially if you're drinking it as a sipping rum.

There's another aged version that I saw at the duty free in Mexico last month, but it's a blend, not all of it has been aged that long.

We brought a couple bottles home when we were in Havana several years ago, before the current administration tightened the rules.

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Apr 15th, 2008, 03:19 PM
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Thanks for the info. I used the link and found that Havana Club is indeed the brand I tried in Spain. Amazingly good! I will try the aged rum if I can get it. I do like to sip and savor. On our last trip to the Caribbean I bought some excellent singel barrel aged rums, Depaz for Martinique, agen Crizan for USVI and and aged Mt. Gay from Barbados. All were very good. Actually a fine aged rum sipped from a brandy glass reminds me of cognac. Cheers, or bottoms up.
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Apr 15th, 2008, 07:49 PM
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When's your cruise, Larry? Hope you're able to find some of the Havana Club on your travels.
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Apr 16th, 2008, 01:59 AM
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Thanks EJ. We are on a 7 day cruise out of SJ beginning in late May.
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Apr 16th, 2008, 04:07 AM
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BTW and I've said this B4 but I'll say it again. It just seems that folks on the Carib. board are pretty mellow. Maybe is the rum, yes.
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