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Old 05-13-2016, 07:08 PM   #11
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Dominica was great.

There is only one distillery - Shillingford's - and it was badly damaged by Tropical Storm Erika last year and they are not making any rum at the moment. I was given a tour, but there obviously wasn't a great deal to see and what there was was very dilapidated. They are hoping to restart production in August this year, but I feel that that may be rather optimistic.

All their rums are made from sugar cane juice and not molasses, and you can still buy all their products in the shops in Dominica. Their premium rum - Macoucherie - is only aged for eighteen months but is very good.

There used to be a second distillery - Belfast - near Canefield Airport, but they stopped distilling a long time ago, and now only blend and bottle imported rum. I didn't try any of their products.

Macoucherie - which incidentally means "Come into my bed, darling" in Dominican Creole - retails at about EC$30.00 in the shops. As far as I know, no Dominican rum is exported.

I did try some home-made cinnamon infused rum in a rum shop not far from Emerald Pool and it, also, was very good.
Nice! I saw the Macoucherie and Soca Rum but I was a bit turned off by the labels.
I also tried some of that home-made infused rum as well.

I'll be in St Lucia as well, so I figure most of my rum-related stuff will be done there.

How often are you in the Caribbean? Give me a heads-up, whenever you're in Trinidad.
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I try to get to the Caribbean once a year. I have no plans to visit Trinidad at the moment, but that could change.
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