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Old 11-06-2008, 12:03 AM   #21
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Default Peter d'Aguiar

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I think you might be getting confused because Banks Beer is made in both Guyana and Barbados. DIH (in Banks DIH) stands for d'Aguiar's Industries and Holdings. The late Peter d'Aguiar was a Guyanese businessman/politician who was leader of the United Force in the 1960s. He foolishly agreed to join a coalition government with the malevolent Forbes Burnham's PNC (People's National Congress) in 1964. He quickly realised his mistake, but by then it was too late, and the rest is history.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:09 AM   #22
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Thanks for the clarification there. I was aware that Banks had a bottling facility there and thought they may be bottling the rum also.

Thanks too, for adding a bit of colour to the history of the family!
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:58 PM   #23
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Thank you Gentlemen for your continued inputs. I do have Doorly's, Mount Gay XO and Sugar Cane Rum, and Coyopa. Does anyone know if the R.L. Seales rum is still avaiable on line? It used to be, but I cannot remember which site. I would prefer to purchase that here in the states, and ask my friends to return with the others.
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #24
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I haven't seen the 10 Year, crooked neck bottle, for a few months. I bought the last 2 at Mission Liquors in Pasaden and they told me, when I was paying, that they could not get it anymore.
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:58 AM   #25
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Royal Mile Whiskies in the UK have it, I am about to order one. It was at the rumfest in the UK and it was great to taste it with the producer himself.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:45 PM   #26
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RL Seale is going through some changes in regards to US distribution. I expect this situation to change next year. In the meantime, the rum is maturing in Barbados.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:00 PM   #27
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I'm hoping to head back to Barbados this winter and I plan to make time for a distillery tour (never done one before.) I'll likely only be able to sneak away from the family for one so can anyone recommend one over another? - I'm thinking of St Nicolas Abbey because A) It looks beautiful and B) If I can only bring back two bottles, I'm thinking of both their 8 and 12 year old. Neither are available here in Ontario and I've never tried them... I've only read fantastic things.

Or, is there another tour or rum for that matter I should be making a point of looking out for instead of?

- I love my MGXO but it's available here.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:15 PM   #28
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I covered a little in the PM I sent you.

St Nicholas Abby is a lot more than simply a distillery. They renovated/saved a very old (350+) mansion and decided to make rum with sugarcane grown on the estate. There are the grounds, the parrot and HUGE old tree, restaurant, tasting room and cellar (aka my avatar), barns with a gorgeous copper still and machinery to juice the sugarcane. It's a great spot for pictures.

How do you plan on getting there? I had a GPS in my rental car otherwise... NEVER would have found it. We went to the animal "flower" cave afterwards since we were already on the northern part of the island. Cool spot.

BTW Don't do 2 bottles you are paying a LOT for the bottle mostly. Memory might be a little foggy but I'm sure the 12 was around $150+. Get it engraved for a great keepsake.

Stay away from Foursquare, Mount Gay tour was OK, very touristy.

If you can do the Sunday buffet lunch at the Atlantis (so good), you can then hit the Crane beach afterward via the elevator!

One last tip- you can buy booze duty free when you arrive! CHEAP and so many rums to choose! Make sure to buy your 2nd and 3rd (4th...*cough*) on the way out too.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:40 PM   #29
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Thanks for the PM...

Sounds like this is the one then... If I make it to BGI this year, I'll probably just take a cab to SNA. I'll likely be on my own as I doubt my wife and kids will have much interest.

So, you're saying don't buy the 8 - just the 12? When you say $150, I'm hoping you mean Barbados dollars!

I thought we only allowed to bring 2 bottles back. - Slightly confused there... This time I'd like to pick up a bottle of something I can enjoy there and bring a couple back. Though to be honest, I found a place where I can by Banks for a buck and as much as I love rum, that's hard to beat.
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$150 Canadian I'm afraid. You are allowed 1.15L each of sprits, 2 adults = 2.3L or 3 750ml bottles.
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