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Old 11-12-2008, 12:00 PM   #1
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Default Cubaney - expert advise needed.

I have seen bottles of Cubaney on web sites. It is always a bit expensive. I have not seen any reviews of it though. So my question to the experts is: Is it good, bad, indifferent? Is it worth the price (usually between 45-60 depending on type)?

By the way, the Reserve du Domaine by Barbancourt is everything the experts told me it was.
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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Is it good, bad, indifferent? Is it worth the price (usually between 45-60 depending on type)?
In a word, no. I found a bottle of 8 year for $29, and although I found it good it was not great, and was certainly not superb. At $45 plus, not even a remote consideration for me anyway.

I should say that I feel that 8-10 years is more than enough time to establish enough quality to judge a rum. If it isn't good by then, count me out.

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Old 11-12-2008, 07:01 PM   #3
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We like the 12 year old very well, but the price was around $28, not $45. The price I've seen for the as yet untasted 8 is about $18, which seems a bit more reasonable than the one mentioned.

Based on the quality of the 12, we'd love to try the Cubaney 18 and 21, but haven't had the chance. The price range quoted, $45-60 seems more appropriate to the older rums in the line, but is low for the 25 year old, presuming one could find it.
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I have seen bottles of Cubaney on web sites. It is always a bit expensive.
My opinion of Cubaney is excellent. I've paid as much as $42 for the 15 year old, but recently found it for $21.95 so I bought all six. Then went back and found they had restocked 6 more and bought them as well. It's a rum that I know everyone will like if I take it to a party.

I love the 12 also, but when I see it for $29, I pass. I'm spoiled.
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I love the 12 also, but when I see it for $29, I pass. I'm spoiled.
To compound matters, the $29 mentioned by Bill was for the 8, as I recall. What is the usual price for the 12 in your locale Robert? We'd all love to be spoiled by the great Florida prices and specials. With Matusalem Gran Reserva available for less, the $28 cost keeps us from purchasing the 12 too often as well.
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:38 PM   #6
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Michael, have you seen any distribution for Cubany in CA? I have been ordering it from The Shoppers Vineyard in NJ.
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I got it from Shopper's as well (nice folks BTW). They are also the source of our El Dorado High Strength.

If you find Cubaney on our coast rumdog, please give a shout. As mentioned, given the quality of the 12, we'd welcome a chance to try the 15, 18 and 21. Perhaps we can ask S at Shopper's to carry the 15 at least.
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To compound matters, the $29 mentioned by Bill was for the 8, as I recall. What is the usual price for the 12 in your locale Robert? We'd all love to be spoiled by the great Florida prices and specials. With Matusalem Gran Reserva available for less, the $28 cost keeps us from purchasing the 12 too often as well.
The Cubaney 12 usually sells here for $18 to $24, but I've seen it as high as $29.

The Cubaney 3 year old Plata Natural white is one of my favorites also. It has a wonderfully rich flavor for a white rum, with a bit of that signature spicy finish that adds a special something to tropical cocktails.

Oliver and Oliver Imports is beginning to make progress in getting the product out. For those trying to find it, try contacting Augusto at 305-666-2896. he may have information about distributors and retailers in various regions.
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Suggestion: Cubaney lovers, look for the new Atlantico, which is a blend of 15 and 25 year old rums from the same source. It sells here in Miami for $29 to $35 and comes highly recommended from experts that have tried it since it was released about a month ago.
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Atlantico doesn't seem to have distribution outside Florida at this point.
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