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Old 12-21-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Default vacations in cuba soon any suggestion??

hi
I'm going to cuba next week
do you have good suggestion do make?
of course I all ready have: havana club 15 years and some Varadero 15 years in my list

what do you think about: vigia gran anejo, cubay anejo and santiago de cuba anejo???

thanks a lots
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Where are you going in Cuba? I just got back and can give some tips. I saw Maximo at two different locations. It is 1700.00 CUC.
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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Where are you going in Cuba? I just got back and can give some tips. I saw Maximo at two different locations. It is 1700.00 CUC.
varadero maximo that's to expensive for me but I will try to have a pictures of me with the bottle
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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edmundo dantes would be worthy of finding as well.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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They had Maximo at the Varadero Airport as well at Casa de Ron (house of Rum), It is located just west of Plaza Americana.

You may want to pick up Ron Santiago 11 year. The Varadero 15 may be hard to find. I picked up the last bottle at the airport. It was a little dusty.

If you go to Havana try to go to the Havana Club Rum museum in the old city.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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The Havana Club museum is the pride of the company. I would like to get more information on brands and distilleries for the next edition of my book. Feel free to pass my email address to people in Cuba who work at any of the distilleries, if you get that far.

Communication with Cuba has been difficult over the years.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:57 AM   #7
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Hey

I Think you should buy some Ron planchao. Its not a good rum, but just to add it to your collection, because this is the rum who the most cubans can afford to drink. The rum for the people. So i think its a little funny and charming to have
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The Havana Club museum is the pride of the company. I would like to get more information on brands and distilleries for the next edition of my book. Feel free to pass my email address to people in Cuba who work at any of the distilleries, if you get that far.

Communication with Cuba has been difficult over the years.
Hi Ed, the name of the master distiller for Havana Club is Don Jose Navarro as reported by David Broom. There is a picture of him in the December 2008 Whisky Magazine that featured a 14 page Rum Special article. Looks like he is in his 60's. I doubt he knows how to communicate on the internet.

My suggestion would be to get your visa in order and make the trip - as a US citizen, completing research, I'm pretty sure you would have no problem getting there. Go in late March and April as the weather is great, hot with little wind and humidity. Havana is an incredible city to visit - so much to see. The people are so friendly and the Cuban people (not the Govt.), love Americans.

I've booked a trip for April. I will pass your coordinates like I did last time, but like you said "Communication with Cuba has been difficult". I passed your name through the retail level as I never visited a distillery or the Rum Museum in Havana. I'll see if I can get a mailing address or a phone number.
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Old 12-23-2009, 10:15 AM   #10
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I've had some communication with Seсor Navarro, but like you found it is difficult to get past the retailers in Cuba.

I've been to Cuba but didn't have enough advance notice to get to the people who approve people to go to the distilleries.

I don't see age as being a deterrent to the internet. I personally know several people who are more than eighty years old and who use facebook every day to stay in touch with their families. If you can use facebook you can do email.

There are other problems communicating with Cuban at distilleries.
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