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Old 03-05-2008, 08:10 PM   #11
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John D Taylor's Velvet Falernum has had some distribution challenges since it was imported a few years ago. Hopefully the problems are being worked out.
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Old 03-06-2008, 08:31 AM   #12
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There is now a thread on EGullet on this rum where there is a description of the rum, you can read here:

http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=113509
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Old 03-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #13
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It is carried by one of the stores in the online directory:

http://www.drinkupny.com/The_Scarlet...um_p/s0040.htm

They ship worldwide.
I ordered a bottle of this yesterday from the website posted here, as well as some other rums (and agricoles) of interest not available in my area and I JUST RECEIVED them!!! (Less then a day later and FREE shipping!) This place is incredible and I'd highly recommend them!

Can't wait to try these this w/e! Wahoo - didn't expect them before the w/e!
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Old 03-07-2008, 09:01 PM   #14
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Looking forward to hear how you like them..
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:32 AM   #15
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Because you live in the freest country in the world, liquor distribution is controlled and only after a spirit is registered in a particular state can it be sold to a retailer but only through an established distributor. In this case the old distributor didn't see enough profit from previous sales to place another order so the importer has to find another distributor and start over again. But fortunately in Ca there are a couple of options unlike some other states.
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:11 PM   #16
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I have reviewed the website shared by Ed.

I noticed that they have Falernum and an Allspice liquer. Has anyone tried these? whats the verdict?
We haven't tried the Dram yet, but the John D. Taylor's Velvet Falernum was tried in a cocktail last night for the first time. Although we usually taste all new ingredients alone before adding to cocktails, this time it was only used in the mix. Last night's choice, Golden Gate Cocktail #2 from cocktaildb.com, was delicious:

"Shake in iced cocktail shaker & strain

3/4 oz gin (2 cl, 3/16 gills)
3/4 oz light rum (2 cl, 3/16 gills)
1/4 oz 151 rum (6 dashes, 1/16 gills)
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice (1.5 cl, 1/8 gills)
1/2 oz falernum (1.5 cl, 1/8 gills)
1/2 oz creme de cacao, light (1.5 cl, 1/8 gills)

Add orange slice curled on rim

Serve in a cocktail glass (4.5 oz)"

The Falernum added depth and interest to the mixture. The balanced mix of elements made for a refreshing potion, with Broker's Gin, Cruzan Light (2 yr.) and Lemon Hart 151. We'll post impressions again after tasting the Falernum alone. Please bear in mind that our only previous try was of Martin Cate's housemade (excellent, but strong on clove).
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..... But fortunately in Ca there are a couple of options unlike some other states.
I suppose that depends on which side of the distribution mess one is.

CA distribution, especially with regards to rum... has been, well frustrating to say the least.
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It may offer some small comfort to know that some members (oneself included) are now quite eager to try Sgt. Classick Rum as soon as it becomes available.

Perhaps the good folks at Haus Alpenz, who released the Scarlet Ibis, et al, which were the subject of this thread, might have some insight with regards to entering the market for rum in California. Their Batavia Arrack, for instance, is even on the shelves at some of our local BevMo locations.
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It does comfort.. And i can only hope that once we do get all sorted out, the general public will enjoy our rum as much as we do.... but again... I'm kind of biased
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