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New England - that's in the US

Where it all began in the colonies, rum is again becoming the spirit of choice. Have you seen anything on the shelves that shouldn't be missed by others.


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Old 08-24-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
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Default Best Rum store I've seen so far!

There's a place near the MA/RI border- in South Attleboro, called Yankee Spirits and they have the greatest selection of rum I've seen anywhere! They basically took an old supermarket and made it a packy (if you're from MA, you know what I mean!)

We always shop there for beer and wine, but never really made it to the rum, as we didn't have a great appreciation besides Sailor Jerry, Goslings Black Seal, and Cruzan white, which we usually buy at the NH State stores because my wife's folks live 5 mins from the NH border.

I stopped in Yankee Spirits on Friday night and found Cruzan Blackstrap. I had been to almost 10 local stores and no one had it. They had that, lots of others I've learned about here on the boards, and a good selection of cachacas... Leblon is our favorite so far!

I highly recommend this place- and no we don't work there- we're just happy to have a place to source some of the great stuff we read about here!

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Old 08-24-2009, 03:33 PM   #2
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Yankee Spirits has been around for a long time. They have a longstanding reputation for quality and customer service.

When I lived in Mass., they only had the Sturbridge store. I had no idea, until your post that they had branched out to South Attleboro. Thanks for that info! I see by their website they have just opened a branch in Swansea.

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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I'm not sure how big the Sturbridge store is, but the Attleboro store is a monster! It's an old defunct supermarket- Almacs- a local place that went under long ago, and they fill the entire place. My wife always finds hard to get wines there, and the beer selection is great, ALTHOUGH they do sell a lot of beer past its prime. Now that most brands print a "best by this date" on the case/bottle, it's easy to see some stuff still on the shelf is past it's date. They do mark it down a bit, but I'd rather pay full price for fresh beer. The only exception is a good belgian, which does get better with age!

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Thanks for the note in MA. Are they allowed to sell online in MA?
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:19 AM   #5
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I don't think its a strong answer to Ed's question but I've got a large liquor store (somewhat like yankee) in western mass. that sells online...only catch is they only ship to Ma. addresses. So it might be in mass. that they can sell online but are unable to ship beyond the border. Penguin there are some others that get better with age too for beer. Imperial stouts, doppelbocks, barleywine, basically anything that has a high alcohol content or smoked beers. You might already know this but I had to chime in.
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I don't think its a strong answer to Ed's question but I've got a large liquor store (somewhat like yankee) in western mass. that sells online...only catch is they only ship to Ma. addresses. So it might be in mass. that they can sell online but are unable to ship beyond the border. Penguin there are some others that get better with age too for beer. Imperial stouts, doppelbocks, barleywine, basically anything that has a high alcohol content or smoked beers. You might already know this but I had to chime in.
Is that Table and Vine or another place?
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Table and Vine it is Krusty, although they have NO agricoles.
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Table and Vine it is Krusty, although they have NO agricoles.
Yes, unfortunately! But they are the source of the wife's rum cream, so that is all important - thanks to you for alerting me to that online store a while back!!
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No problem brother, we guys have to stick together and make sure the wives are happy...otherwise they start throwing the rum botttles at us.
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #10
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Hey guys,
Just got back from VA. Didnt find anything good down there except a trade for Zaya Guat. Anyhow, Kappys in Medford has 4 different types of Rhum JM if ur interested in Agricoles. Cirace V & Sons Liquor, downtown Boston has Pyral Pistol. Its the only place in MA that I have found it. Ball Square Liquors in Sommerville has 3 bottles of ED21 for 69.99. I wil continue to add as I find.
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