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Old 01-04-2008, 12:26 AM   #1
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Has anybody tried this rum? I see it available online for more than twice the price of Pyrat Cask, the bottle's beautiful and the rum has got a gorgeous reddish amber color.

Now that Ive finally got a bottle of Pyrat Cask for my personal collection, this is my new holy grail. Any info regarding it, or ways of smuggling one into the US? Or countries where you can buy it, as my mom travels non-stop, her next excursion to australia, NZ, fiji, and tahiti.
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:38 AM   #2
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Over a thousand euros a bottle and over 200 dollars a shot at some places, I don't think so. You can buy it from a german netshop if you have that kind of money. You can also get it from Specialty Drinks in the UK. I don't think you have much chance finding specialities or much about anything from Australia, their selection is as scarce as ours.

I don't think this bottle is worth the price, the 15 year Havana Club is already way overpriced. Besides its only 0,5 liters... If I won the lottery this would be the first rum in my list.

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I've been told its $1,000US in Cuba. I'll be in Cuba in March, but only to look and maybe touch the bottle.
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Here is a quasi review. http://www.rumpundit.net/?p=16
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I heard it was $1,000US in Cuba. I'll be in Cuba in March. I'll look and possibly touch the bottle, but I won't be buying.
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I was in Cuba in September and it was 1,600 convertible pesos. Equal to US dollars. The LCBO in Ontario had 8 bottles selling for $2,000 CDN early Fall. Expensive stuff. Think the hand crafted bottled is jacking up the price.
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Very interesting stuff. I guess, should I too win the lottery, Ill pick up a bottle. But for now, the holy grail remains out there, haha.
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In Mexico the price is about usd$1600.00 Last week in was in te wine section of some department store and for some inexplicable reason it was 60% off. I couldn't believe it and I bought a bottle immediately! As far as I know there are not so many bottles left in the market!
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There is a certain amount of these bottles produced every year. 60% off? I'm sure that was a mistake!
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"Don't believe the hype" is all I can say
Ok, I haven't tried it yet but I can't imagine any rum beeing worth so much money. I think the Gran Reserva 15 yo is already too expensive so I don't think this one is really worth my hard earned money.

Did anyone in here try it yet?
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