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Where to buy Flor de Cana rum in Boston, NYC or Chapel Hill?

Venable Jun 24, 2007 03:44 PM

Any suggestions?

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    Scottes RE: Venable Jun 25, 2007 07:29 PM

    I found the 4-year-old Extra Dry white at Cambridge Mall liquors. And once I saw a single bottle of the 21 at a place in Tewksbury - and they don't have that any more. :-)

    In NYC, I hear that Astor Wine & Spirits has an excellent rum selection.
    They don't list Flor De Caña though... But they might be worth a phone call.

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      Venable RE: Scottes Jun 26, 2007 01:29 PM

      Thanks Scottes, I'll ask my sister to stop by Astor. Any idea what price I should be expecting for the 12 or 21 year in the States? I've only ever purchased it in Central America, where I'd reckon it's cheaper.

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        Scottes RE: Venable Jun 26, 2007 01:42 PM

        My bottle of 21 cost me $75. I would think that you *might* get lucky and find it a little cheaper, since this was at an out-of-the-way little liquor store out in the burbs. Sorry, I have no idea on the 12 - though I'd love to find it myself.

        Another thing... I hunt for rums a lot, and I've had decent luck when emailing or calling local distributors. They have always been responsive and provided me with a list of specific stores to try, although they can't tell me whether they're in stock or not. I betcha that an email and 3 or 4 phone calls would find you a bottle.

        And if this works for you, please let me know! I've had only the 4-year-old and the 21, and I truly love both so I want to try the 7- and 12-year-olds.

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          Scottes RE: Scottes Jun 26, 2007 01:46 PM

          US Distributor of Flor De Caña

          Shaw Ross International Importers
          2400 SW 145 Ave. Suite 201,
          Miramar, Fl. 33027
          Phone: 954-430-5020
          Fax: 954-430-5041
          Email: info@shaw-ross.com

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          Veggo RE: Venable Jun 26, 2007 02:16 PM

          Venable, in Bradenton Florida the 12 year is $34, the 21 year is $60. I'm curious; what was the dollar equivalent cost in Nicaragua, or where you bought it?

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            Venable RE: Veggo Jun 26, 2007 02:48 PM

            Sorry, I don't remember exactly, that was a long time ago :(
            My guess is it was around $20-$25 for the 12-year... maybe a little less?

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        empecot RE: Venable Jun 26, 2007 02:56 PM

        I think Union Square Wines and Spirits in NYC carries it. You can probably give them a call and ask if they have it before sending your sister there.
        I don't recall Flor de Cana costing $75 anywhere. It's a nice enough rum, but I wouldn't pay that much for it.

        1. warrenr RE: Venable Jun 28, 2007 08:44 AM

          i find wine-searcher.com to be an indispensable tool. it works for booze too!

          btw, flor de caña 21 is 15 years old. they get away with it because the 21 stands for the century, not the age. it's still good stuff though.

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            Veggo RE: warrenr Jun 28, 2007 08:53 AM

            Wow! How weasely! I'm no longer temped to splurge 60 bucks for whatever is in that blue bottle. The 5 year at $21 is more in my wheelhouse.

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              Scottes RE: Veggo Jun 28, 2007 12:34 PM

              Weasely because you fell for their marketing BS? :-)

              Really, it's not too difficult to find out that it's not 21-year-old. They blatantly say it's 15-years-old on their web site and the bottle.

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              Venable RE: warrenr Jun 28, 2007 09:13 AM

              Wow, that's an awesome website! Thanks a lot.

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                Bighead RE: Venable Jul 6, 2007 05:35 PM

                I love the 12, right up there with Ron Z and the old cuban Matusalem in my rotation. tough to find around here though

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              sapfel19 RE: Venable Jul 31, 2007 10:15 PM

              I'm almost positive that they sell it at this Manhattan store:
              457 Hudson Street
              New York, NY 10014

              The site doesn't say, but I remember seeing at least the 7-year (which I love) and making a mental note to go back and get it.

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                peteelite RE: sapfel19 May 11, 2009 02:48 PM

                Golden Rule has the 7 year dark, 12 year dark and 4 year white rum for sale -- I just called and checked. Astor Place Wines has the 18 year and Warehouse Wines has the 7 year. Union Square was out of all. Love this rum and its a pretty good price!

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                  rozgenj RE: peteelite May 14, 2009 03:41 PM

                  None of those rums are darks they are dark in color because of ageing. a dark rum is something totally different

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                    davis_sq_pro RE: rozgenj May 23, 2009 01:34 PM

                    Dark rum is, in theory, rum that has been aged longer, in barrels with a heavier level of char, than lighter rums. There are also rums that are darker because they've been adulterated with caramel coloring, etc, but additives are not what defines a rum as being dark.

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                sapfel19 RE: Venable Jan 14, 2008 08:21 AM

                Good news!
                Flor de Cana is coming to the U.S.

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                  robert222 RE: Venable Jan 15, 2008 12:31 PM

                  I just picked up a bottle of the Flor de Cana 7-year-old Grand Reserve at Warehouse Wines and Spirits, 735 Broadway off Astor, downtown. Pretty nice rum, quite dry. They have a pretty good rum selection there, btw.

                  1. MC Slim JB RE: Venable May 15, 2009 05:47 AM

                    I got mine at Blanchard's in Allston, MA.

                    And here's a cocktail I invented that uses it: http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/2009/05/...

                    1. MC Slim JB RE: Venable Jun 2, 2009 08:22 AM

                      Liquor Land on Mass Ave in Roxbury, near Newmarket Square, also has it.


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