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Old 01-07-2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Tommy Bahama Rum

Has anyone enjoyed Tommy Bahama Rum? I tried it last year at the Chicago Big Smoke. I ended up taking a couple of bottles home. The White Rum I used in a Rum Punch. I have to say, I enjoyd it. I have yet to try the Golden Version. A few Friends tell me that it's all bottle. What does the Ministry think? From my understanding it's being made by a very Respectable Rum Company out of Barbados.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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The judges in the rum tasting competition in Ybor City last March spotted a bottle of Tommy Bahama gold (sand?) on the shelf at a restaurant and passed around a few shots. We generally found it better than expected for a "designer" label rum. It is produced in Barbados by RL Seale.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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I've tried the TBR, both white and gold. They're not bad. They're better than I expected, but are definitely not worth the premium price being demanded because of the brand name.

Far superior rums can be had for less.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:58 PM   #4
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I tried both of these when the first came out (found mini's for $1.99) so figured what the heck. The white was decent, but I did not care so much for the gold especially for the price they are asking. I think there are much better rums for less. If the bottles went for around $19-20 I would probably buy it again.
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Old 01-07-2008, 09:21 PM   #5
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The Tommy rums were a part of last years Rumbah in Austin. Didn't care for them much. Can't remember if I even finished my samples.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:48 PM   #6
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Personally, I find there shirts/clothing to be good quality but way overpriced:eek:.

I'm guessing they use the same formula for all their merchandise.
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Those who know me are aware I only wear a certain type of shirt (don't call them Hawaiian) made in Indonesia named "Rum Reggae." Fantastic colors and patterns, with two pockets.

If I wear one with shorts, I'm chillin'. If I put on jeans, I'm casual. If I choose nice pants, I'm almost respectable. If I add a blazer or sport coat, I'm styling.

I buy these shirts by the dozens wholesale from the manufacturer. Mostly, you can only find them at dive shops around the islands.

Would not be caught dead in a Tommy Bahama shirt.

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Old 01-11-2008, 01:01 PM   #8
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Much as others said - nice (expensive) clothing. Decent rum, but nothing spectacular imho. For those prices, consumer-wise, for myself, the shirts and clothing would be more appealing say if they came with a bottle of rum. Visa, Tommy Rum would be more appealing if it came with a complimentary matching shirt.
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Those who know me are aware I only wear a certain type of shirt (don't call them Hawaiian) made in Indonesia named "Rum Reggae." Fantastic colors and patterns, with two pockets.

If I wear one with shorts, I'm chillin'. If I put on jeans, I'm casual. If I choose nice pants, I'm almost respectable. If I add a blazer or sport coat, I'm styling.

I buy these shirts by the dozens wholesale from the manufacturer. Mostly, you can only find them at dive shops around the islands.

Would not be caught dead in a Tommy Bahama shirt.

-Rob
I wear a lot of island shirts (as I prefer to call them) during the summer months. It's too cold around here in the winter to wear them a great deal (apologies to those living in places that are actually cold...I grew up in the desert, 50 degrees F is cold, ok?).

My wife likes to tease me about the fact that I tend to wear out most of my shirts every summer because they are just in constant use. The only shirt I have that has shown no signs of wearing out is a shirt I bought in St. Lucia on our honeymoon. Almost 3 years now and the only sign of wear is that the tag has fallen off....which is unfortunate because now I don't know who made it or how to get more. While in St. Maarten I stopped in a shop to look at shirts and the shop keeper actually grabbed my shirt by the collar and asked if he could look at the tag because he "knows quality when [he] see[s] it." He was very sad that the tag was long gone.
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:39 PM   #10
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My Tommy Bahama shirts are well made and comfortable, and most are gifts from my closest friends.
I dont care for the rums much on thier own, but they are good mixers.
The Tommy Bahama cafe here in Orlando, has great food and one of the best rum selections in town.
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