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Old 12-14-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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Default U.S. Virgin Islands Daily News 12/13/07

I found this article on the pending sale of Cruzan Rums parent company in the USVI Daily News after hearing a lot of talk about it on the local St Thomas AM talk radio station WVWI this morning.


http://www.virginislandsdailynews.co...me?id=17618383
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:08 PM   #2
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I also heard rumors that Cruzan Estate Diamond is being discontinued. That's what happens when you're owned by a foreign government. Hopefully someone will recognize the value of that rum. I'd stock up while you can and not wait for a closeout as it could very well just disappear since it's already hard to find in a lot of states.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
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As the consolidation of the industry proceeds, we will continue to hear of the "little sister" company products being sent to the "woodshed".

You may be able to hear the beating of my feet as I run to the store and "hoard" what I can of Estate Diamond...With no apologies.

I hope that the better products of Cruzan (Indeed, the brand and facility itself) survive the next incarnation.
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I am glad this has been posted. I think the Estate Diamond is a fine rum.
Off to the store I go.
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There are a few bottles left in the Pennsylvania state store system, mostly in stores around Pittsburgh. They indicated this was a one time purchase with no plans to restock. There's a few less now that I got my order in.
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How is it compared to the Single Barrel? Surprisingly they sell Diamond here for Ђ26.90
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Hi-Time has a TON of Estate Diamond. I was there on Saturday and had to resist the urge to fill an entire shopping cart with it.

I settled on 2 bottles...I don't recall the price.
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There are a few bottles left in the Pennsylvania state store system, mostly in stores around Pittsburgh. They indicated this was a one time purchase with no plans to restock. There's a few less now that I got my order in.
Nice!!

Just checked the Penna Wine & Spirits site and there are 39 of them at the local store here in Doylestown in Bucks County

At $14.00 a pop, I think I'll treat myself to an early Christmas present
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It is not my intention nor my desire to create a run on this rum, but if you can buy it for $14 a bottle you won't be disappointed unless you DON'T like good rum.
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Should that have read.."unless you DON'T like good rum"?... Maybe I mis-read that part. I really don't think anyone will accuse you of "shilling" for Cruzan over this one Ed. St Thomas radio continues to talk nervously over this pending sale.


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