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Barritt's Ginger Beer in R.I. or S.E. Mass?

davisready Jul 15, 2009 10:58 AM

I'm looking to make some Dark n' Stormy's for my Dad's birthday this weekend. Does anyone know where I could find some? Thanks!

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    davisready Jul 15, 2009 11:00 AM

    P.S. The closer to Fall River or Westport, MA the better

    1. Spaizy Jul 15, 2009 11:24 AM

      The local place that always has Barritt's is out of stock and said when they ordered it, they got Gosseling's Ginger Beer - you may have a tough time finding it...

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      1. re: Spaizy
        aareri Jul 15, 2009 12:04 PM

        From what I heard, Gosling's (like the rum) bought out Barritt's, we got the 1st Goslings in and it does have the same taste...

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        davisready Jul 15, 2009 12:28 PM

        Thanks for the info!

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          huneynjam Jul 19, 2009 02:42 PM

          We ordered a case of Barritt's from City Line Liquor on North Main in Providence and they were very nice to oblige us. You can also get it at High Spirit's next to Whole Foods in Providence. I disagree that Gosseling's is comparable, it is pretty wan compared to the nice bite of Barritt's.

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            GeoffD Jul 19, 2009 04:44 PM

            In my opinion, Blenheim makes a far better spicy ginger ale than Barrit's ever did. Blenheim uses cane sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. Even their "Not So Hot" toned variety has way more spice and flavor than Barritt's. They also make a diet version that's quite good. This information is, of course, useless in solving the problem at hand.

            If someone held a gun to my head and told me I had to find Barritt's for a Dark 'n Stormy, I'd try Marty's Liquors in Newton just north of the Mass Pike.

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              karlssoni Jul 19, 2009 05:49 PM

              Barritt's is okay, but I (and many others) say the best is D&G. The most reliable source I have found is one Shaw's store in New Bedford. It's the store just off 140 at Exit 4, the same shopping center where the DMV and Savers are.

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