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Mo-Eye
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Joined: May 17, 2006
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From: Costa Mesa, CA
Posted: 2008-06-15 2:45 pm   Permalink

Zaya is by far my favorite sipping rum, but one of the few things that suck about living in Hawaii is finding a good selection of rum out here.

I only know of one store that sells it, and I have to cough up about $45-50 for a bottle, but its worth it!!

I have just started seeing it in a few restaurants. We have a mexican and cuban place that both have it for about $8 a drink. Rumfire in Waikiki also has it, and they charge $18 for 2 ounces!!!!!


 
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bewarethe151
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From: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 2008-06-15 8:08 pm   Permalink

You may hear this with dismay, Zaya is changing its formula, perhaps. The current Zaya, sourced from Botran Guatemalan rums will switch its bottling to rums from Trinidad. That will certainly change its taste. Please read these threads from The Ministry of Rum to see the whole story. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1632
http://www.ministryofrum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1445



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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2008-06-16 7:43 pm   Permalink

Sob! That is really heart-breaking news. I absolutely love Zaya. I certainly wouldn't turn down the Zacapa 23, but Zaya is my favorite, hands down.

Thanks for letting us know, at least I know and can try to stock up a bit.

(And thanks for the reminder about the Ministry of Rum site in general - obviously I need to visit more!)


 
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Kona Chris
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From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2008-06-16 8:43 pm   Permalink

I read this info, and immediately put on my shoes and drove to the one store that I knew had a bottle of Zaya on the shelf. A mere $27.99 + tax later and it has since joined the many other bottles in my collection. And I'm now enjoying an ounce out of my previously opened bottle. Yum!
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Iniquitiki
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Posted: 2008-06-20 01:02 am   Permalink

I bought a few bottles of Zaya at SAFEWAY, yesterday.

AND IT WAS ON SALE!


 
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bamalamalu
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Posted: 2008-09-06 3:21 pm   Permalink

We spotted the new version of Zaya at the Mission Valley (San Diego) BevMo last night. Had to buy a bottle and do the taste taste.
My verdict - I'm glad I stocked up on the original. The new version is similar, but it's not the same. There's a very strong vanilla flavor - and scent - to it. We immediately noticed the scent opening the bottle. It's certainly not bad, but both of us sampling do prefer the old version.

The bottle looks pretty much identical, just that it says 'Imported Rum from Trinidad' rather than Guatemala. And it was the same price, just under $29.


 
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KuKu
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Joined: May 07, 2008
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From: Santa Cruz, CA. norcal
Posted: 2009-06-08 7:26 pm   Permalink

I got a nice bottle of the 12 year from Trinadad for $25.00 @ my local liquor store. Very tasty, the tag reads:
Dark brown rum distilled from molasses. Aged 12 years in used whisky and bourbon barrels.
A fine example of an aged rum blended from rums aged in medium toasted oak barrels. Notes of vanilla, chocolate and coffee in a rich body with a smoky oak flavor in the finish.

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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2012-06-09 6:55 pm   Permalink

You can buy Zaya Rum for $24.99 at Bevmo on sale. I am not sure if this is a good price or not. I bought one, my first bottle ever.

 
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kid_dynamo
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Posted: 2012-06-10 1:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-06-09 18:55, hiltiki wrote:
You can buy Zaya Rum for $24.99 at Bevmo on sale. I am not sure if this is a good price or not. I bought one, my first bottle ever.



The Roseville Costco here in NorCal has it on sale for $16.99 a bottle.


 
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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2012-06-11 11:10 am   Permalink

I'm always whining about liquor costs in Canada, but this one is ridiculous! The cheapest I've seen it here is about $65! It's usually around $75-$80. For $16.99, I would smuggle in a full case!

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2012-08-09 12:22 pm   Permalink

Zaya Alert! Reno Nevada Costco has it @ $17.99. Snagged some,hope L A carries it.
At this price we were having some most excellent rum and cokes. Almost blasphemous.
Cheers

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