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Old 03-07-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Default Rums from St. Lucia?

I have a co-worker from St. Lucia who will be returning home for a visit next week, and he has offered to bring me some Rum when he returns. What should I ask for that I might not be able to find locally?

I prefer dark rums over ice, so I would be looking for something along the lines of some of my favorites:

Zacapa 23
Pampero Anniversario
Mount Gay XO
Cockspur
Doorley's XO
Cruzan Single Barrel

Any recommendations?
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
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When in St. Lucia, look for:

E8 gold and silver
Castries Peanut Rum Cream
Bounty Rum and Spirit of St Lucia from St. Lucia Distillers
Chairman's Reserve (cask-aged dark rum)
Crystal Lime (clear rum infused with lime)
BB Rum: Elixir of Bois Bandй from Dominica
Rhum Vieux Labbe from Haiti

They're also known for the great rum punch and a fine selection of rum shacks.

They have a very high content beer on the island as well.
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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I brought back a bottle of Admiral Rodneys from St. Lucia.

It is pretty decent, but at this point in my tasting experience I cannot help you compare it to anything. Also the fact that my wife made daiquiries with most of the bottle before i knew she was using it. I am trying to save what i have left for a little later when my rum experience increases.
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Some of the liquor stores in Castries had El Dorado and English Harbour....
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I have never had the pleasure of trying Admiral Rodney as of yet, but I hear good things. Also, Elements 8 is another on my list to try from the Island. There is also, I believe, a rum called Old Forts Reserve that might be good.
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Admiral Rodney was the best I could find when we were there in 2005, very smooth and great flavour profile
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Chairman's Reserve (cask-aged dark rum)
Seconded. I regret not finding a bottle myself...

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They have a very high content beer on the island as well.
I found Pitons Beer terribly skunky and bitter with a grainy texture reminiscent of Soberana (Panama). Though maybe the fact that I purchased it from a beach vendor carrying it around in a cooler meant that the conditions the bottle were kept in were less than favorable...
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I have never had the pleasure of trying Admiral Rodney as of yet, but I hear good things. Also, Elements 8 is another on my list to try from the Island. There is also, I believe, a rum called Old Forts Reserve that might be good.
Old Fort Reserve was high on the list from St Lucia but Admiral Rodney is becoming more popular all the time. A few years ago I found it to be a little too dry and smoky but the last time I tasted it it was more balanced.
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Seconded. I regret not finding a bottle myself...



I found Pitons Beer terribly skunky and bitter with a grainy texture reminiscent of Soberana (Panama). Though maybe the fact that I purchased it from a beach vendor carrying it around in a cooler meant that the conditions the bottle were kept in were less than favorable...
Really? When I tried Piton I actually liked it, and at the time I really disliked drinking beer.

Admiral Rodney is the rum that started this love affair for me. It was my search for a replacement bottle of the Admiral that led me to this site. The rest, as they say, is history.
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Thanks for the input guys, I've requested a bottle of Admiral Rodney and also asked that he bring back anything he himself would recommend as a native. The El Dorado & English Harbour were tempting, but I thought I would stick with the local rums for this trip.
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