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Old 11-10-2007, 11:30 PM   #11
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Barritt's Ginger Beer and rum is a fantastic beverage. I am able to buy it at one of the local liquor stores, and it is imported from Bermuda and made with cane sugar. I would feel sadly cheated to buy Barritt's and find it was made with high fructose corn sugar.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:07 AM   #12
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I'd stock up on Barritt's if you can find the original at your local store, it should have a decent shelf life.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:23 AM   #13
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This stuff I have - the bad Barritt's - does not appear to be alcoholic. Soda is usually only good for a few months I believe. Would you expect it to keep longer than 3 months?
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:45 AM   #14
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I just posted a comparison of 11 carbonated ginger sodas - mostly ginger ales.

http://scottesrum.com/2007/11/11/a-b...f-ginger-ales/

Hopefully tomorrow night will allow me to compare some Rum & Gingers.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:11 PM   #15
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This evening's beverage: Matusalem Gran Reserve. Last night, I had Lillet (Blanc) for the first time: neat (okay), in a Vesper (3 parts gin, 1 part vodka, and 1/2 part lillet, and a twist of lemon)(so so), and in a Lillet cocktail (1 1/2 parts Lillet, 1 part gin, and a twist of lemon peel) (excellent). Lillet is a keeper.

Scottes, Nice review on ginger ales and beers. I am a fan of the original Bermuda Barritt's blend, but since I prefer stronger ginger flavor I will now seek out and try The Ginger People's Ginger Beer, especially with Gosling's Gold.
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If anybody knows where I can get Barrit's in the NJ/PA area, please let me know. I can't find it anywhere anymore. I think it makes the best dark n stormy.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:23 PM   #17
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You can contact Barritt's in Bermuda, there's an email address on their site. I just noticed that their Ginger Beer made in Bermuda is called Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer, what I've seen in the US is Bermuda Style Ginger Beer made with hfcs. The say it is available through the Gosling's distributor but that doesn't work in NY, though it is on the shelves in NJ at better liquor stores.
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My cans, with HFCS, also say Barritt's Bermuda Stone Ginger Beer.
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Thanks for that Scottes, are your cans bottled in Bermuda or the US?
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Bottled in Florida.
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