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Old 04-01-2019, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question Need a good 151 rum in Virginia

Greeting from Virginia! I live in an ABC state which means some spirits are close to impossible to get. That includes a decent 151 proof rum. I am unable to get Hamilton 151, Lemon Hart 151, nor Plantation OFTD, which pretty much leaves me with Cruzan 151 and Goslings 151. I’m kind of a newbie to rum and am exploring the world of tiki this summer and beyond.

Today I asked my local ABC store about how to get Hamilton rums and they said the best way to access the ABC Board was to get a distributor or importer to pitch it directly to the board. Well, I have no clue how to to do that. I have no idea who is the importer/distributor for Hamilton Rums. I figure since Mr. Ed Hamilton is the man behind the rum, perhaps he might know a way.

Until then, and assuming my mission has a very small percentage to be successful, what are my options as a decent 151 proof rum? Thanks to everyone in advance!
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:59 PM   #2
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If I were in your shoes, I'd go with my preference between the two 151s I could get. It seems that no one can ship 151 any more due to mail regulations. Apparently stores can ship entire cases of it, but individuals like us are out of luck.
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Old 05-05-2019, 09:29 PM   #3
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Short of driving to Washington DC, there isn't much you can do in VA. Unfortunately. I am working to find a good distribution partner in VA.
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:07 PM   #4
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I was advised to go with Bacardi, which has a reasonable market price and unique aromatic flavors.
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