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Dayenu Oct 24th, 2012 03:47 PM

A post to make you smile
We'll be cruising in the Caribbean. I sent my son a list of ports so he could tell me what souvenirs to bring. Below is his reply.

Puerto Rico = Don Q Anejo
British Virgin Islands = Pusser's
Antilles = no rum :(
St. Kitts = they make rum but I don't like it
Guadalupe = Rhum
Barbados = Mount Gay Rum

Eschew Oct 26th, 2012 12:58 AM

Don't need to carry them all back from the Caribbean and risk broken bottles or spillage. Just buy them at the local store unpon your return. He'll never know the difference. :D

Cathinjoetown Oct 26th, 2012 08:39 AM

I like his thinking!

Dayenu Oct 26th, 2012 11:21 AM

Eschew, this is what I thought! Most of them we have in our local BevMo. For a few dollars of savings (if any!) too much trouble of packing and checking in.

Cath: yeah, that's my boy :D

Eschew Oct 26th, 2012 02:53 PM

You are allowed only so many bottles duty free (one?) and you have to pay duty for the rest of them. Unless you find one that is not available locally ...

Here is another suggestion. Pick up some empties, bring them home and told him that you were thirsty on the way home and drank them all :D

Or, buy the sample pack from the ship (or souvenir shop?) where the sample size is mini bar size (1 oz?) :)

jacketwatch Oct 27th, 2012 08:01 AM

Hmmm. Some yrs. ago I brought back three bottle of aged, single barrel rum and I gotta say they were all very nice. Had Mt. Gay from Barbados, a brand from St. Thomas and De Paz from Martinique. Good stuff all of them.

jacketwatch Oct 29th, 2012 12:02 PM

BTW if you can and if you dare try to bring or more aptly "smuggle" a 7 yr. old Havana Club rum. I had it tonight in Madrid and its the best, smoothest I've ever had.

Reme Nov 1st, 2012 07:20 AM

My favorite and available (I think) only in the Caribbean is Cavalier Rum from Antiqua.

Eschew Nov 1st, 2012 09:45 AM

For the best buzz, get Barcardi 151 overproof light amber in Puerto Rico. You cna always buy them locally (US) for $20.

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