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Old 07-01-2008, 03:44 PM   #1
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Hello all, I hope i am asking in the right spot, but I have an odd request. My five year anniversary is coming up and i was hoping to surprise my wife with a bottle of Bounty rum we discovered on our honeymoon. Now i know this is not possible in the states (short of an expensive plane trip), but are any of you familiar with this rum?

I know its inexpensive and probably not the stuff of connoisseurs, but I’m hoping someone can point me in a direction of a similar more attainable bottle of rum, anything you know of similar in taste or what type of rum I should be looking for?

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Welcome to the forums. You should be looking for St Vincent Sunset Extra Gold rum which is available, there are a few more bottles left in the US. Check Binny's in Chicago which is probably the closest source to you, you might have to call Brett Pontoni at Binny's.

St Vincent Sunset Extra Gold is bottled in St Vincent as Captain Bligh, though it may have completely replaced Captain Bligh by now.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:44 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums. You should be looking for St Vincent Sunset Extra Gold rum which is available, there are a few more bottles left in the US. Check Binny's in Chicago which is probably the closest source to you, you might have to call Brett Pontoni at Binny's.

St Vincent Sunset Extra Gold is bottled in St Vincent as Captain Bligh, though it may have completely replaced Captain Bligh by now.

Great will give it a shot, thank you so much!
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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Bounty Rum, From St. Lucia ?
If that's the rum you're looking for in the states then it's near impossible. But you might have some success by calling the St. Lucia distillery themselves to ask about receiving a few bottles by FeDex. Another means would be to contact the guys that import CASTRIES PEANUT CREAM into the USA. It is made in the same distillery in St. Lucia so they might be able to bring a few bottles for you.
Have you tried Chairman's Reserve yet ?
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:14 AM   #5
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Hi there,

I was actually in St. Lucia for my honeymoon last September. Very nice place. St. Lucia Distillers produce several rums; Bounty being the most common. Their best one is the Chairman's Reserve. I brought back these two bottles actually. I would rather use Bounty in mixed drinks, but the CR is a pretty good rum, not Top Ten material though.

For your information, St. Lucia Distillers started distributing a new brand, Elements (http://www.e8rum.com/main.html) and there is actually a distributor in Montreal. I did not taste it yet, as it is quite expensive as usual here in Quebec (51.00$ / 700ml). Anyone tried it yet ?

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I've never seen Bounty outside of the Caribbean. It is a good mixing rum and the most common rum seen in St.Lucia. We carry a range of St.Lucian rums, but unfortunately we do not carry the Bounty, otherwise I could have shipped you a bottle. When I get home later I will try some and see if I can come up with something close. The best rum by far from St.Lucia distillers is the Admiral Rodney, a big step up from Chairman's Reserve and Elements 8, I have a small spanish oak barrel full of it, as it's one of my favourite rums. Best drank straight over some ice, a sipper.
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I was blessed enough to tour the distillery in '05. The peanut rum was one of those "huh, this isn't half bad" purchases. I posted pictures on my blog at http://www.billcarney.com/blog/?p=9
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Just tried the Bounty for breakfast!! Pretty light in colour and taste, but would make a great mixing rum, as mentioned before, probably what it was designed for in the first place. Couldn't really match it up with anything similar though. It did go well with a spicy Jamaican beef patty with curry sauce. I know, it's a strange breakfast, but the wife & kids are away!!! She has aquired 7 bottles for the collection so far, and is visiting the new Bacardi store in Nassau tomorrow. Xmas has come early.
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It did go well with a spicy Jamaican beef patty with curry sauce. I know, it's a strange breakfast, but the wife & kids are away!!!
Now that is a breakfast!
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Bounty is the most popular rum on St Lucia. It is bottled in two strengths, very strong and 40%abv. It is most commonly mixed with juice, coke or whatever is in your glass. There are a few other rums from St Lucia Distillers Limited, but by far Bounty is the most popular.

Ten years ago the overproof was much more popular but tastes are changing.
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