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Old 01-11-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Hello from Vancouver Island

Being a sailor for many years, I have had a love affair with rums for a long time. But it really wasn't until I moved to Nova Scotia in the early 70s that my interest and knowledge of rum blossomed. Rum there seemed to be part of the culture, as could be seen by how much space was taken in the stores. But it now seems that the choices of rum is light years different from the old days when there were only about a dozen choices to be had. One of my favourites was given to me while I was launching a book on the schooner Bluenose II a couple of years ago. The crew gave me a bottle of Goslings Family Reserve in the Old Rum crate and wrapped in a blown out piece of their old mainsail. Quite a special present and a very special rum to boot. Now I live on Vancouver Island and enjoy sailing schooners back east whenever I can.
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Old 01-11-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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Welcome! I was in Vancouver for the first time last spring, and you really do live in a beautiful part of the world.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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Welcome to the for-rum.

You will find a lot of sailors here also, so i am sure you will feel right at home!
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Old 01-12-2009, 12:23 AM   #4
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Welcome! I take it, captkeith, that you refer to Deep Cove near Victoria, rather than Deep Cove North Vancouver? I have been to both and have eaten some meals in both places, too. I remember when some sailors once wrapped me in a blown out mainsail, sewed it shut, and tossed me overboard. All I said was that their "boat was a leaky tub". Go figure!
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Hi, and welcome here. The wet coast is my family's favorite place in the whole world.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:07 AM   #6
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Default Screech!

A friend of mine, a Marine Biologist from Halifax, used to talk about a thick, black, evil rum they had up there called 'Screech.' Do you know that?

I should put on some Stan Rogers!

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:40 PM   #7
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Stan Rogers is the best! If you don't know him, download some of his music. One of the greatest songwriters that ever lived. Thanks for bringing him up MS.
Screech used to be like you said, thick, black and evil. Comes from Newfoundland and now has been toned down and is quite palatable. I hear say they have Appleton supplying them now, but I could be wrong. Here is a web site on Screech. It has quite the reputation. http://www.screechrum.com/home.html
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Welcome Captkeith! And greetings from the other Deep Cove BC



I actually sampled some Newfoundland Screech just the other night, and found it somewhat less than palatable neet. I'm sure it would be fine as a mixer though! Interestingly I tasted some Sailor Jerrys that same night and was surprised to find it to be quite tasty. I had a pretty good buzz going by then so that could explain it!
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:16 AM   #9
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From across the water.
Funny, I just tried some Sailor Jerry's the other night also. Normally I'm steer clear of flavoured rums, but I was being polite and it didn't taste too bad. I haven't tasted Screech in a long time, the last time - if I could remember - left me less than wanting for more.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:02 PM   #10
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Stan Rogers is the best! If you don't know him, download some of his music. One of the greatest songwriters that ever lived. Thanks for bringing him up MS.
Screech used to be like you said, thick, black and evil. Comes from Newfoundland and now has been toned down and is quite palatable. I hear say they have Appleton supplying them now, but I could be wrong. Here is a web site on Screech. It has quite the reputation. http://www.screechrum.com/home.html
I can believe that Appleton's is supplying them. I grew up in Nova Scotia and the Screech I remember was heavier in flavour and mouth feel. Made a great rum and coke when you just put in enough coke to kill the burn!
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