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Old 10-26-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Hello my friends! A couple of my dearest friends are off to Barbados over the Thanksgiving. They are going to be especially nice and return with some rum for me. I am very familiar with most rums available on Barbados, but my question is, what rums should I absolutely have that can not be aquired in the USA? Your inputs would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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st Nicholas abbey 10 years old. it come into a beautiful flat square bottle with sandblasted designs of the distillery and you can get your name engraved on the bottle too.
the rum is light/medium body with some wonderful dry fruit and vanilla note.smoky and woody as well.
yesterday i fall in love with everything about this rum at the rumfest
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:16 AM   #3
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st Nicholas abbey 10 years old. it come into a beautiful flat square bottle with sandblasted designs of the distillery and you can get your name engraved on the bottle too.
the rum is light/medium body with some wonderful dry fruit and vanilla note.smoky and woody as well.
yesterday i fall in love with everything about this rum at the rumfest
Yes, I tried some as well at the Rumfest, and it was very good. It must be quite expensive as the portions on offer were very small. St Nicholas Abbey itself is well worth a visit - it's in the north of Barbados, and I would assume that the distillery can also be visited.
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:53 AM   #4
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Here's another vote for St. Nicholas Abbey. This was a very popular rum at the UK Rum Fest and currently it's unavailable anywhere outside of Barbados. We'll have a review up at Rum Connection over the next few weeks.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:27 AM   #5
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The Abbey rum is a 10 year old rum and they only purchased the abbey in 2006. If you look in there brochure it tells you who distills the rum for them and shows you the barrels with his name on. He was also attending the rumfest.
It was a great looking rum bottle but unfortunately my suitcase was full and my pockets were empty after 10 days in the UK.
Another rum from Barbados that was interesting was the Mount Gilboa Pot Still Rum. A very unique rum that is only available in the duty free stores in Barbados for about $US50 and is made only from rum produced in pot stills with no caramel added, by direct descendants of Aubrey Ward (you see his name on every bottle of Mount Gay Rum). Was lucky enough to snag a bottle of this as it is not available in the UK yet, but should soon be.
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I agree with Bob about Mount Gilboa. Here is a fine rum that's going to evolve into a legend of it own. Don't leave the island without samples of Richard Seale's 10 year old and Doorly's XO, not to mention FourSquare spiced rum.
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Here's another vote for St. Nicholas Abbey. This was a very popular rum at the UK Rum Fest and currently it's unavailable anywhere outside of Barbados. We'll have a review up at Rum Connection over the next few weeks.
What a great looking site that Rum Connection is - how come I haven't stopped by there before? And it sounds like you were at the Fest this weekend. Did you enjoy yourself my friend??
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Paul, Glad you like the site, mate. Please stop in often!

We very much enjoyed ourselves at the Uk Rum Fest. Drank plenty of outstanding rum and mingled with good people. Already looking forward to next year. Cheers.
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Thank you, Gentlemen, for your input. Keep the suggestions coming, if there are any others!
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I just spoke with Larry Warren from St. Nicholas Abbey and they hope to be distilling their own rum by next year. It will be an agricole rum. He says he will be bringing some samples to next years rumfest along with some samples of their rum blended with a molasses rum. Paul can I reserve my place at the front of the line and perhaps I will find the seminar room next time around!!
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