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Jun 25, 2008 04:57 PM

Haitian Rum in Charlotte

I'm trying to find Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star 8 Year Old Haitian Rum somewhere in the Charlotte area. Out here in Concord, our choices are limited. Is there a deluxe liquor store somewhere is metro Charlotte that might carry it? Gracias.

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  1. I can think of two places that might be able to help you, both in SC. Southern Spirits is my favorite liquor store (good wine & beer selection too). From Ballantyne, travel south on Johnston Rd/521 about 5 miles or so. It's on your right by the water tower. The folks there are super friendly and very helpful.

    Another option would be Frugal McDoogal's in Fort Mill SC. It's at the Carowinds exit off of 77-S. This is a mega super store w/ wine & beer on one side & booze on the other (as is typical in a SC store).

    Good luck!

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    1. re: lynnlato

      Never been to Southern Spirits so I can't comment on them, but Lynn s right on Frugal's. I'd be shocked if they didn't have it.

      1. re: artlee

        If they don't, they might be able to order it for you.

    2. Liquor shopping in SC is so different than NC. I go to Soutehrn Seasons and find all sorts of fascinating stuff. Accoring to the most helpful liquor store employee I have ever encountered (not to mention, the smallest), NC ABC stores are limited to a certain # of items that they can keep in stock, while SC is not. I have tripled my liquor collection since I discovered Southern Spirits with imported apple brandy, rare rums and scotches and on and on. Each trip is across the border is anticipated in my household now like a trip to an adult candy store.

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      1. re: littlegirltree

        You totally cracked me up - ha! The little dude and the other folks at SS are all so helpful, aren't they? Friendly too. They are always quick w/ a basket of lollipops for my kids too.

        Yep, it's a very different experience than in NC. Amazing what a downer the state gov't can be on booze. Have u noticed that you cannot purchase half gallon jugs(1.75 L) of liquor in NC?

        Have u ever tried the pulled pork that the dude in the tent sells on the weekends? I've never tried it, but have been curious.

        1. re: lynnlato

          Correction: you can't purchase gallon bottles of liquor in NC, sorry.

          1. re: lynnlato

            I never noticed the gallon liqour issue. The only stuff we buy in large bottles is Grey Goose or Belvedere, but a gallon jug would never fit in the freezer, so...

            The first time I saw the wee liquor man they were giving out free samples of a local vodka called Firefly. Free liquor samples! Before noon! I was reeling from my AM shot of muscadine vodka on an empty stomach when, tada! Little people!

            I've never tried the parking lot bbq - I guess the smokey smell wasn't pungent enough to lure me over to try it (yet).

        2. I ended up buying the rum at the ABC store in Cotswold Village. It's kind of a space-agey, sci-fi liquor store, all back-lit bottles and the cashiers up on a raised platform, like you're ascending to the altar to pay obeisance, not hard cash. That had a much greater variety than our local store (there's more high-end gelt over that way), and it certainly was cheaper than driving to South Carolina, if probably not as much fun. Thanks one and all.

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          1. re: mrwaterslide

            Ugh, forgot about the gas factor. Oh well, glad you found it. Cheers!