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Old 05-25-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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I was searching for canadian made rum. I couldn't find any on the index, but I definitely know Screech is bottled in Newfoundland (although the rum comes from Jamaica I think).

With its long history of rum running, there must be other companies?
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Old 05-25-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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The atlantic provinces have another rum (the name eludes me at the moment) but I believe its Guyanese and shipped in bulk and bottle out East.

Hope that helps in the hunt...
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. While I continue my search, I found these Newfie rums:

Screech Rum
http://www.screechrum.com/

Ragged Rock Rum
(I suspect another label for Screech)
http://www.raggedrockrum.com (not much information on the website)

Cabot Tower Rum
(no website)

Old Sam Rum
http://www.oldsamrum.com/
It's a Demerara rum, anyone tried this before?

BTW, i believe these are all bottled by the Newfoundland Liquor Board.

The search continues...
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:18 PM   #4
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From Pete's Rum pages...

http://www.rum.cz/galery/nam/ca/

Quite a list...some are just bottlers of larger corp. but some small distillers aswell.... There had to be more right?
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:21 PM   #5
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Found another one made in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It's called the Glenora Distillery. They're known for their single malt whiskey, but also make a rum called the Smuggler's Cove (150$!!).

http://www.glenoradistillery.com/seasonalgifts.htm
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Old 05-25-2009, 02:49 PM   #6
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Found another one made in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. It's called the Glenora Distillery. They're known for their single malt whiskey, but also make a rum called the Smuggler's Cove (150$!!).

http://www.glenoradistillery.com/seasonalgifts.htm
I was just going to mention that one. Smuggler's Cove dark is very good and I have a bottle stashed. I just wish it would make its way out west...

As for the $150, I have no idea where that price would come from. I picked up mine for late $20's.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:03 PM   #7
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I was just going to mention that one. Smuggler's Cove dark is very good and I have a bottle stashed. I just wish it would make its way out west...

As for the $150, I have no idea where that price would come from. I picked up mine for late $20's.
Hmm... Maybe they bottle different ages? Is yours 15y old? Has anyone else tried the Smuggler's Cove? I think I need to have a trip to Cape Breton
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Old 05-25-2009, 05:20 PM   #8
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Patapouf,
Your are indeed right all of the above rums are bottled for the NLC. Ragged Rock is an economy amber rum that the NLC launched to try and sell against Lambs (not working)

The Cabot Tower has lost some fans as used to be an overproof rum but is now produced at regular abv. (never tried it so can only go by hearsay)

Old Sam is a fine dark rum that is very sweet and is a great mixer.

The biggest rum launched in the past little while is Iceberg (the same guys who make the vodka) which has been selling really well and will be available in most provinces soon if it is not there already

Lambs is also launching a spiced rum next month called the Black Sheep (i will let you know how that is when it is released)

Hope this helps!
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #9
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I ran by one of our small liquor stores and saw the Iceberg gold rum... I didn't buy pending someone's opinion... has anyone tried it?

Also, why aren't any of these distilleries on the index? Eastern Canada alone seems to have a few that might be worth noting.
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Old 05-26-2009, 03:15 AM   #10
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I have heard that a lot of the Canadian Rums are made mostly from a neutral grain spirit and use only a small percentage of actual distilled molasses. Caramel flavouring is added and I have heard that rum extract is sometimes used to flavour the so-called rum. My taste experiences with Highwood Rum made by the Highwood distillery in Alberta seem to back up this claim. (But I am in no way saying this is 100 % true, it is just what has been reported to me.)

As far as I know the only 'authentic' rum made in Canada using actual sugar cane is made by Kittling Ridge in Ontario's Niagra peninsula. There Rum is made in extremely small quantities and is called Black Stripe white rum. Their claim is that the rum is made from hand-cut Caribbean cane sugar and then aged in small oak casks and finally cold filtered for extra smoothness.

I have not tried this rum yet but it is reported to be extremely good. As for as I Know it is only available in the Kittling Ridge stores in Ontario.
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