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Lemon Hart 151 still avail anywhere?

It occurred to me that perhaps I might want to stock up on this before it completely disappears - and of course, the couple of places near me that used to have it no longer do (I'm assuming due to lack of availability, not just out of stock - I should've asked).

Has anyone seen this around lately?

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  1. I've seen it consistently at the Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville.

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    Wine and Cheese Cask
    407 Washington St, Somerville, MA

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    1. re: kitsune

      Just picked up a bottle of LH151 today! Had been having a very hard time finding it. Thanks!

        1. re: okra

          Brix on Broad had it as of a couple of weeks ago - $28 for 750ml - new packaging design - same distinct flavor profile

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          Brix on Broad
          105 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110

          1. re: okra

            Sorry, I got it at Wine and Cheese Cask in Somerville as referenced in kitsune's post. Guess that wasn't clear enough. $27 for 750ml. Made a 1934 Zombie with it last night. Soooo good.

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            Wine and Cheese Cask
            407 Washington St, Somerville, MA

      1. Recently saw it at either Martignetti's on Soldiers Field Rd. or at Fresh pond. Don't remember which. Easy to call around.

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        1. re: StriperGuy

          I saw only the 80 proof Lemon Hart at this location.

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          Martignetti Liquors
          1650 Soldiers Field Rd, Brighton, MA

        2. Cirace's had both the 151 and the non-overproof a couple of months ago.

          http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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          1. re: MC Slim JB

            The 80 proof is pretty common - I believe it's only the 151 that's been discontinued (which doubly sucks as the 151 cost about as much as the 80 and you could always just increase the water in a drink - thus the 151 was about half the effective cost of the 80). I'm not sure what the relevant time frame is here, I'd pretty much forgotten that it was discontinued until Morgenthaler tweeted recently that the state of OR is now sold out of the stuff.

            I'll try to give a holler to Cirace ... the wine & cheese cask is definitely somewhere that I pass by frequently, I'll give that a shot as well.

            1. re: jgg13

              I guess in in the meantime I should be thinking about a replacment overproof rum. Any ideas on this score besides the not-much-beloved (but easy-to-find) Bacardi 151?

              http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

              1. re: MC Slim JB

                Not as of yet - which is why I'm taking the lazy route of just trying to score several bottles of the 151 :)

                I did do a very quick google search the other day and there were options that had a lot of debate as to whether or not they were worthwhile (el dorado overproof was one), but a side hope of mine for this thread was that yarm or someone like that will see this and shower us with their wisdom on the matter.

                1. re: MC Slim JB

                  What do you do with overproof rum?

                  That said, good overproof rhum agricole is pretty amazing stuff.

                    1. re: StriperGuy

                      I use it for tiki drinks. Demerara rum has a particular flavor that's not really easy to replicate otherwise. Sometimes the recipes call for the overproof variety, and hwen they don't I just have always cheaped out by watering down the overproof stuff.

                      1. re: jgg13

                        Gotcha. I love Demerara rum. Keep some of the regular dark stuff around all the time.

                      2. re: StriperGuy

                        Old-school Tiki drinks are the only application I have for overproof rum. Usually a float.

                        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                        1. re: MC Slim JB

                          The classic French Caribbean drink with overproof Rhum Agricole (cane rum much like Cachaca) is the Ti Punch.

                          Not much of a punch: OP RA, a squeeze of lime, and a dash or two of cane syrup. Done proper at a local joint in say Guadeloupe, they bring you a little bottle of OP RA, some cut up limes, and a bottle of cane syrup and you help yourself. No ice, no straw, whew. Frightening libation.

                          Though when sipped VERY gently I do like that OP RA.

                      3. re: MC Slim JB

                        Slim,
                        Try Gosling's Black Seal 151, NH state stores carry it.

                    2. re: MC Slim JB

                      Cirace's on Saturday had neither.

                      Tiare from A Mountain of Crushed Ice Blog sheds some light on the Lemon Hart situation:
                      http://www.amountainofcrushedice.com/...

                    3. So has anyone actually seen the 151 anywhere in MA/ RI/ CT?
                      I'm in RI, and Joyal's in West Warwick still has some 80, but they said soon the 80 will be gone too!

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                      1. re: tomcollins

                        I looked at the big Haxtons down in Warwick back in Sept with no luck.

                        1. re: okra

                          Did Haxton's used to have it? I've never even seen the 80 there.
                          Do you know where I can find Gosling's or J Wray overproof around here?

                          1. re: tomcollins

                            I saw a couple bottles of Bacardi 151 @ a Gasbarro's in E Providence last weekend - but, that's all....

                            1. re: okra

                              Aaaack that stuff tastes like diesel.

                              1. re: okra

                                Bacardi 151 is, sadly, rather easy to find. Wray and Nephew is a better alternative if you can't find Lemon Hart.

                                http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

                        2. It's back - the kind and helpful folks at Brix on Broad called yesterday in response to my inquiry about a year ago and had it in a new bottle incarnation that doesn't resemble the old one AT ALL. It almost looks like a bottle of vintage port to me.

                          It was $28 for a 750ml and I assume it will taste the same - I'll confirm that once I have my cinnamon syrup done...exciting times.

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                          Brix on Broad
                          105 Broad Street, Boston, MA 02110

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                          1. re: rlh

                            We got a bottle of the original at Astor Spirits in NYC in the Spring.

                            Also, wade cinnamon syrup last weekend! Was thinking of heading to Haymarket to buy some old (juicy!) fruit today.

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                            Haymarket
                            Blackstone St, Boston, MA