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Old 05-23-2008, 06:37 AM   #1
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Default Trader Vic's Rum

Has anyone tried any of the company's rums (light, amber, dark)? They sell them at a liquor store in the area, and I wondered if they were worth trying in a mai tai.

They aren't terribly expensive, but I'm not sure of TV's quality lately. Their new version of passion fruit syrup is pretty disgusting.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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Trader Vic rums are available here in South Florida at Walgreens Liquor stores exclusively, as far as I can tell. Their Kona Coffee rum liquor and their Macadamia Nut rum liquor are excellent. I've heard some people say their spiced rum is good, but I've never tried it. It would be interesting to know where they come from. My guess is Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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On a "loosely related" sidenote to that, I've heard that Walgreen's is getting out of liquor departments in their stores. In their aggressive build mode and remodel mode, when they are putting up new stores, they are not putting in liquor departments; when they are remodeling stores, they are removing liquor departments and not putting them back in.

As a stockholder, that concerns me, as I'd think having a liquor department would be a decent revenue stream and profit center.

I asked in a letter to WG why they were not moving forward with liquor departments and I was blandly told "It's a management decision."

As a shareholder, I'd think I'd be entitled to a better more in-depth answer than this, but perhaps not?

Anyway, that's what I see in Illinois - not sure as to what they are doing with their liquor marts in other states; over the years I've enjoyed buying my alcohol at Walgreens. They have had a decent selection and a competitive price, and their locations are generally convenient.
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Old 05-23-2008, 12:52 PM   #4
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On a "loosely related" sidenote to that, I've heard that Walgreen's is getting out of liquor departments in their stores.
What is this liquor in Walgreens that you speak of???

Back east here we have to go across the boarder to the state run monopoly liquor stores, or here in Massachsetts, to a 'package' store... no such convenience of picking up liquor whilst shopping for other things.... hmmm:eek:

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That's what we get for living the "mommy state." If only there were other parts of this country with good higher education...

As an aside to KrustyKrab, I was sailing the North Shore last week, both in Marblehead and (if you consider it North Shore) Winchester.

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Old 05-23-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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Here in Arizona, they are doing the same thing. Our local Walgreens redesigned and the liquor department disappeared.
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