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Old 09-17-2008, 03:26 AM   #1
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Default Boston area sources for El Dorado and Cockspur,...

will be in the Boston area this weekend and was hoping someone could suggest where I might find

Cockspur 5 star
El Dorado overproof
El Dorado 151
El Dorado 15 yr old
El Dorado 5 yr old
St Vincent 169
St James Hors d'Age

was going to try Blanchard's in Jamaica Plain and West Roxbury and Kappy's in Saugus
will call them tomorrow and check on availability

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Old 09-17-2008, 08:54 AM   #2
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I looked for Cockspur and found the gold at Gordon's in Waltham. The 12 is worth a trip, but the gold is fairly generic.

Blanchard's has some of the El Dorados.

If you try Kappy's, the one one Rt 114 in Peabody generally has a better rum selection.

The St James is hit or miss. I've seen it often, but not reliably.

A great rum trip is in Brookline. There's a Marty's, a Blanchard's, and Brookline Liquor Mart all with a few blocks of each other. I can't be sure if you'll find any of those rums (perhaps St James at Marty's) but it's a good trip to hit all three worthwhile rum stores so close to each other.

Liquor Land is another one of my favorite stops in Boston.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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I looked for Cockspur and found the gold at Gordon's in Waltham. The 12 is worth a trip, but the gold is fairly generic.

Blanchard's has some of the El Dorados.

If you try Kappy's, the one one Rt 114 in Peabody generally has a better rum selection.

The St James is hit or miss. I've seen it often, but not reliably.

A great rum trip is in Brookline. There's a Marty's, a Blanchard's, and Brookline Liquor Mart all with a few blocks of each other. I can't be sure if you'll find any of those rums (perhaps St James at Marty's) but it's a good trip to hit all three worthwhile rum stores so close to each other.

Liquor Land is another one of my favorite stops in Boston.

Scottes!
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thanks for the leads
and thanks for being such an awesome online source for rum info
thanks a million hogsheads

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Old 09-17-2008, 11:20 AM   #4
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Another diamond in the rough is Ball Square Fine Wines in Somerville. I know for a fact they currently have the ED15 and ED5, and I think I saw the St. James, St. Vincent, and Cockspur there as well.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:25 PM   #5
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Another diamond in the rough is Ball Square Fine Wines in Somerville. I know for a fact they currently have the ED15 and ED5, and I think I saw the St. James, St. Vincent, and Cockspur there as well.
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Thanks Scribe! I will put this stop on my list. I don't have the St V, and it's closer to me than Blanchard's in JP for the ED.
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I agree, the Kappy's in Saugus does not have a very impressive stock of rums, the one in Medford is a little better, as is the one in Peabody as Scottes has mentioned.

Also among the hidden gems is Federal Wine and Spirits - 29 State St, downtown. They have a small, but very nice selection of rums. You need to ask someone as the good rums are not all together (generally, behind counter and to the left) and they have some 'special' ones downstairs. Last time I was there they did have St James, as well as a fine selection of agricoles and other high end products. Also picked up a bottle of Appleton 21 from the 'special' section when I was there!
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I have to mention a couple more worthwhile places:

Julio's Liquors in Westborough
The very high end stuff is kinda rare, but the selection is large. Last time I was there they had 7 or 8 Plantations, for example.

Koyal's Liquors in West Warwicke, RI
Good selection with a few notable high-end rum (Pyrat 1623, Clement Homere & XO). And their inventory is online.
http://www.oxfordwineroom.com/wineon...etype=85&B1=Go
Well knock me down. They're listing Matusalem Gran Reserva for $22. Bargain!
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Don't mean to semi-hijack, but do you know of stores in Boston or Danvers that has Lemon Hart?
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Kappy's on Rt 144 in Peabody, sometimes.

This may be a meaningless question, but are you attending NETT?
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I see occasional references to NETT. What is it?
Cheers. - S

Never mind. Once I realized that the T stood for Tiki, it came clear pretty quick.
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