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Old 08-02-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Rum you can only buy in Jamaica?

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I have a friend in Jamaica right now and I asked if he could bring me back a bottle of something special. So: Is there's anything worthwhile that's only available in Jamaica, or is significantly cheaper there? I really enjoy a good, full-flavored Jamaican rum and Navy-style rums and I'm willing to lay down some money if there's something interesting I can't get stateside. The only one I know about is the Appleton's Exclusive, available only at the distillery for $250.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:20 AM   #2
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Found this thread on the subject posted in '08:

http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1815

Can folks vouch for the Edwin Charley line? Are any of the fancy Appleton's significantly cheaper? Unless there's a real deal to be found, it would be nice to get something unique.

Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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Found this thread on the subject posted in '08:

http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/...ead.php?t=1815

Can folks vouch for the Edwin Charley line? Are any of the fancy Appleton's significantly cheaper? Unless there's a real deal to be found, it would be nice to get something unique.

Thanks!
Hi there,

I got the Appleton 21 brought back to me from Jamaica, and it was still 115$ US. Granted, it was bought in a touristic area, but the point is you shouldn't expect 50% off type deal.

To my knowledge, all rum in Jamaica is bottled by Wray & Nephew. The Edwin Charley line, the Blackwell rum, all the Appletons, etc.

The Master Blender's Legacy is not available in the States, by the way.

Hope it helps.
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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Hi there,

I got the Appleton 21 brought back to me from Jamaica, and it was still 115$ US. Granted, it was bought in a touristic area, but the point is you shouldn't expect 50% off type deal.

To my knowledge, all rum in Jamaica is bottled by Wray & Nephew. The Edwin Charley line, the Blackwell rum, all the Appletons, etc.

The Master Blender's Legacy is not available in the States, by the way.

Hope it helps.
It sounds like Master Blender's Legacy is a nice balance of price and uniqueness. I'd love a bottle and brand of something amazing I've never heard of, but thinking that's probably hard to come by.

Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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Rumfire is a white overproof rum that was introduced in the last two years. Rum Bar is another overproof that came to the market in the last five years.

Worthy Park, the distiller of Rum Bar also bottles an aged rum that is only being exported in small quantities at this time.

I go to the local grocery stores in every country I visit to find local products that aren't advertised. When I started researching rums in '93, grocery stores were the first places I looked. I would write down the name of the towns on the rum labels then head for the local bus stop with a map of the island. Most of the time, this approach worked well, but there were a few surprises.
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Rumfire is a white overproof rum that was introduced in the last two years. Rum Bar is another overproof that came to the market in the last five years.

Worthy Park, the distiller of Rum Bar also bottles an aged rum that is only being exported in small quantities at this time.

I go to the local grocery stores in every country I visit to find local products that aren't advertised. When I started researching rums in '93, grocery stores were the first places I looked. I would write down the name of the towns on the rum labels then head for the local bus stop with a map of the island. Most of the time, this approach worked well, but there were a few surprises.
Thanks Edward! Checking grocery stores is a great idea. I always enjoy seeing what kinds of food and drink are offered where I'm traveling.
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