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Old 09-30-2009, 01:30 AM   #21
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The last thing I heard about the local availability down here was that the few bottles available to the general public were possibly going to be put to 'tender'. That to me sounds entirely ridiculous, they could be pushed up well beyond what OS prices are buy either unscrupulous distributors or over enthusiasm. It's really sounding to me like I might as well forget about the local 'handful' allocation and focus on obtaining a bottle elsewhere...
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:01 PM   #22
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Oz, if we get the promised amount, I will post here and I hope I can sell it to some real rum lovers and not just people buying it for the collectors value.
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:35 AM   #23
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Oz, if we get the promised amount, I will post here and I hope I can sell it to some real rum lovers and not just people buying it for the collectors value.
Thanks Rumelier, that would be great outcome. I'm not relishing the idea of having to jump through hoops to obtain it otherwise. Fingers crossed.
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Old 10-04-2009, 05:59 AM   #24
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The last thing I heard about the local availability down here was that the few bottles available to the general public were possibly going to be put to 'tender'. That to me sounds entirely ridiculous, they could be pushed up well beyond what OS prices are buy either unscrupulous distributors or over enthusiasm. It's really sounding to me like I might as well forget about the local 'handful' allocation and focus on obtaining a bottle elsewhere...
Knowing what the Australian taxes are I'd try to get it sent to you as a "gift" from some other country. Which city are you located in by the way?
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:14 PM   #25
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Knowing what the Australian taxes are I'd try to get it sent to you as a "gift" from some other country. Which city are you located in by the way?
Having imported quite a few bottles over the last few years, I've found the taxes quite reasonable really, especially compared to the importer markups on a lot of products. The other important factor with our duties is, if an item comes here via the postal system, ie anything including via EMS service, then the duty limit is $A1000.

I'm based just south of Sydney.
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Old 10-28-2009, 11:52 AM   #26
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Hi Time in Southern California getting some of this VERY LIMITED rum-- just thought i'd let you know.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:08 PM   #27
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it is here, but going fast. . .$350.
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:44 AM   #28
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it is here, but going fast. . .$350.
Oh, yes! I know where one bottle went. AND, it is everything it should be. I just wrote The Rumelier to say that the barrel/wood is upfront in this rum. I have never tasted a rum where there was so much of the barrel which is so well matched to the essence of the rum. I've had rums which were ruined by the barrel with too much aging. Not this one! In fact, the character of this 30YO is so well established, it needs the barrel/wood to rein it in and add depth.

This rum is worth every penny. Can one buy, say, 15 bottles of something else which would make one happy? Sure! But, it wouldn't taste like this wonderful creation. It is truly unique.

Thanks again, Forrest!
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Rumdog 007, it is indeed a unique rum and as you say the taste of the rum makes the price tag easier to swallow. The biggest problem is not trying to reach for a glass every night, as it would be so easy to sit down and demolish half a bottle in no time!!!
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Old 12-25-2009, 05:36 PM   #30
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Hardest thing for me is trying to not open the one bottle I have, I'am trying to aquire one more before I crack the cork :-)
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