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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:15 pm 
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In case you can't tell, this is my favorite thread.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:05 am 
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In case you can't tell, this is my favorite thread.


well, just "Duh"...I'm sure that the melvis man, hep and my better half ALL mentioned that you were in the Port when we visited Black Market before the Puka Puka cookout this summer.
I just didn't connect all the dots until right now.

Black Market is GREAT. Loved my cocktails -- any everybody else's, since we were sharing sips. Food was also outstanding -- melvis shared his roasted marrow bones, yum.

I can't wait to come back for a Ti punch. Or a few. (pacing yourself responsibly for a sociable evening is, like, hard)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:08 am 
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well, just "Duh"...


to be clear, "Duh" to me not realizing I'd met you. Not "Duh" that this was your favorite thread, 'cause that'd be kinda rude. And I'm rarely ever rude. Ask anybody.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:09 pm 
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Aloha!

Distiller.com has just published my article about the Havana Club Trademark War. Please check it out.

https://blog.distiller.com/havana-club-trademark-war/

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:41 pm 
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Holy cow! Kappy's put their inventory online!

http://www.kappys.com/

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:18 am 
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Just received this email from CBP:
CBP wrote:
Thank you for contacting the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) INFO Center.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is removing the monetary value limitations on what authorized travelers may import from Cuba into the United States as accompanied baggage. This includes the value limitation on alcohol and tobacco products. Persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction will be further authorized to import Cuban-origin merchandise acquired in third countries into the United States as accompanied baggage, again without value limitations. OFAC is also removing the prohibition on foreign travelers importing Cuban-origin alcohol and tobacco products into the United States as accompanied baggage. In all cases, the Cuban-origin goods must be imported for personal use, and normal limits on duty and tax exemptions will apply.

If you have any other questions or concerns in regards to Cuban Sanctions, please contact OFAC at (202) 622-2000 or visit their website at: https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/p ... l0581.aspx

We hope our answers ease your entry into the United States. Please understand these answers are informational only, The CBP officer who speaks with you upon arrival determines the admissibility of goods and visitors.

Thank you again for contacting the CBP INFO Center.

Sincerely,

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NOTE: The answers provided in this forum are for general information purposes only. Utilizing this forum does not constitute Reasonable Care under Informed Compliance guidelines.


Te key here is the bold area that allows travelers to bring back Cuban products from third countries which, until now, was completely prohibited.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:34 am 
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Isn't Cachaca just Portuguese for "Gasoline"?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 8:52 am 
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Isn't Cachaca just Portuguese for "Gasoline"?


They are some that certainly fit that description. They are also some really good ones that are worth exploring. Start with Novo Fogo lines and go from there.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:07 am 
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I gues Cachaca is like the Agricole rums...you can find some you can tolerate...
but I think of Cachaca as a booze for mixig things into...not just as itself...
maybe I need to experience more Cachaca...

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:28 am 
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There are plenty to choose from:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:54 pm 
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CD does some really good things with Novo Fogo. Their Facebook page posted a load if ideas over the summer.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:26 pm 
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Hmmm, looks like the Bacardi Fauxvana Club rum has arrived in New Hampshire.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:01 am 
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I picked up a bottle of BHC last month when visiting the Pennites. The non-abandoned trademark edition?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:19 am 
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rev_thumper wrote:
Hmmm, looks like the Bacardi Fauxvana Club rum has arrived in New Hampshire.

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They were okay. The anejo classico the more I worked with it, the less I liked it. The anejo blanco was pretty consistent.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:15 pm 
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I legit never heard of any of these.



I've at least had most of these!


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My favorite quotes from the two videos:
On spiced rum..."It's got a weird aftertaste of fish."

On the Mt. Gay XO..."It's like an alcoholic hug."

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Happy National we were going to drink it anyway day!

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:56 pm 
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JJ Tiki wrote:
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What is a good dark rum to use? I have been using Trader Vic's dark rum, but its been getting harder and harder to find.

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Coruba Dark if you can find it in your area, or pick it up in Maryland when you are close enough. Made by the Wray & Nephew distillery (which also makes Appleton). Really very good, versatile, and in Maryland, very reasonably priced (under $16 per Litre).

Coruba Dark isn't particularly heavy on the Jamaican hogo funk, but I'd say it has enough that substituting it for other random dark rums should be done cautiously.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:55 pm 
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chiwito wrote:
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Just opened the Polynesian Inspired Rum.



. Am I missing something? Are these guys claiming to be distilling this rum themselves?


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Bryan distills all of his rums (and, in the old days, his whiskies). At least three of the four main expressions of rum from Lost Spirits were results of the research process toward the newly announced technology. I guess that those of us who have purchased and enjoyed his rums were unwitting beta testers of the results of the process. Of course, if someone is using us as guinea pigs by making and selling excellent rums, bring it on as often as possible.

chiwito

Ran across this old thread and should update. Bryan still distills all his rums, but his Abomination "whisky" is distilled in Scotland. It is aged normally for 18 months there, then shipped to California, where it is put through his patented chemical reactor. The result is a spirit that tastes like the same juice after twenty years of aging (and duplicates the chemical signature).
He is introducing a new rum in October. It was previewed at Tiki Oasis, and will probably be previewed again at California Runfest. Many of us are looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:25 am 
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chiwito wrote:
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Just opened the Polynesian Inspired Rum.



. Am I missing something? Are these guys claiming to be distilling this rum themselves?


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Bryan distills all of his rums (and, in the old days, his whiskies). At least three of the four main expressions of rum from Lost Spirits were results of the research process toward the newly announced technology. I guess that those of us who have purchased and enjoyed his rums were unwitting beta testers of the results of the process. Of course, if someone is using us as guinea pigs by making and selling excellent rums, bring it on as often as possible.

chiwito

Ran across this old thread and should update. Bryan still distills all his rums, but his Abomination "whisky" is distilled in Scotland. It is aged normally for 18 months there, then shipped to California, where it is put through his patented chemical reactor. The result is a spirit that tastes like the same juice after twenty years of aging (and duplicates the chemical signature).
He is introducing a new rum in October. It was previewed at Tiki Oasis, and will probably be previewed again at California Runfest. Many of us are looking forward to it.
chiwito

Time for another update. Lost Spirits has two new rums coming out soon. One is a Jamaican rum, bought as new made juice and run through their patented aging process. The other is his fifth iteration of Navy Style rum, this one more specifically blended to duplicate the actual recipe for the rums rationed out to the limey sailors back in the day.
On an unrelated note, I was lucky enough to purchase one of the original nave rum barrels used on the vessels back in the rum ration era. One of the most awesome items in my tiki bar, and as it happened I obtained it through a FOM Fellow.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:56 am 
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I'll have to try Lost Spirits one of these days. Haven't ever seen it on the shelf.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:36 pm 
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I'll have to try Lost Spirits one of these days. Haven't ever seen it on the shelf.

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First of all, I should make a disclosure. I am a partner in Lost Spirits, albeit a very small one. I don't say anything about them now that I didn't say when I was merely an ardent fan with no personal interest, but I want to be up front.
Lost Spirits is a small company. They make a fair number of different products for their size, but the quantity of any one juice is limited. As a result, they are only gradually signing up with local distributors in various areas. Thus they are not readily available in many places.
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I'm just gonna leave this here:

https://www.masterofmalt.com/rum/drinks ... -calendar/

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I'll have to try Lost Spirits one of these days. Haven't ever seen it on the shelf.

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Shoulda had me bring it down off the shelf for a tasting here at the Maoi Icehouse - we have 2 of their rums - Polynesian & Navy

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:23 pm 
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Rev,

Next time you visit, I will share what I have from them. I think I have Santeria and at least one other release from them.

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