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iloveshaveice
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2004-12-26 8:18 pm   Permalink

Hi. Does anyone know where to find trader vics rum? I think they use to carry it at Trader Joes. But, not anymore. I hate that trader joes does this. I always get hooked on something and they get rid of it. Grrrrrr.thanks, Jaime

 
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Tiki_Bong
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Posted: 2004-12-26 8:43 pm   Permalink

I know what you're saying Trader J's had some fantastic Pyrat sipping rum in a hand-blown onion bottle for $19, when it was $39 anywhere else. Then they stopped...

P.S. I loved shaved >>> also.
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Moxie
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Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-12-27 10:11 am   Permalink

I experienced the same problem at Trader Joe's. When I asked someone there about it, they explained that their stock is always changing..blahblah. He also said that I could order it directly from them if I wanted, though I have not yet tried.

 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-12-27 10:44 am   Permalink

Don't know where you are, but there's a few places in Chicago that carry it for under $10 per bottle.

 
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the drunken hat
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Joined: Dec 20, 2003
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From: Modesto, CA
Posted: 2004-12-27 10:49 am   Permalink

i totally feel for you! i got hooked on that vics rum as well. you can special order it at bev mo for $14.99. it usually only takes a day for them to get special orders in. it is also available online thru hightimes and spirits.com.

just as a side note if you like the cruzan rums that are available at tj's they are also a temporary item. stock up cause in my area tj's is almost out of stock! at $7.99 a bottle it is possibly the best rum deal ever!
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sinner
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-12-27 11:28 am   Permalink

Hmmmmm, I've been looking for some of this stuff for awhile. I may have to go the ordering from Tj's or bevmo route.
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Tiki Matt
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Joined: Jul 06, 2004
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From: North O.C.
Posted: 2004-12-27 11:44 am   Permalink

Hi-Time in Costa Mesa has the Trader Vics Dark Rum - $13.

Hi-Time Wine Cellars
Address: 250 Ogle St,
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: (949) 650-8463
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sinner
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-12-27 1:44 pm   Permalink

Not TV rum exactly, but still TV stuff related.
While at lunch today, I spotted a liquor store that was going out of business and having a sale, so I walked on over. I bought their last 2 bottles of TV mai tai mix for $2.50 each, and a bottle of TV grenadine for $3.00. They still have a bunch of the grenadine for that price. All their booze is %30 off, they had a bottle of 'Wray and Nephew Overproof', and several bottles of Angostura if anyone is looking for those.
Also, right next door in front of the old Cal Oaks pharmacy, there was a bar that looked to be (to my untrained eye) from the early sixties, and it looks as if it was being given away. The bar was about 4 ft. wide, and while not perfect, was in pretty good shape.
This is in Pasadena CA, at the corner of Fair Oaks and California if anyone is interested.


 
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iloveshaveice
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2004-12-27 5:39 pm   Permalink

Hmmm... are you trying to hint for someone to open a tiki bar????? Sounds like a good idea to me(for someone else to open one).

Has anyone tried the Whalers dark rum from Trader Joes? I just bought it today but have'nt tasted it yet. Ugghh, that trader vics rum was sooooooo goooood. I just emailed someone at TV's to see if they sell it. I did'nt see it on their website.


 
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OceaOtica
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From: near Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2004-12-27 6:45 pm   Permalink

Hey Shaved,
last I checked the Trader Joes in burbank still carries Trader Vics rum, and Vendome always has it in stock. Hope this helps. If you are not familiar with Vendome, it is on the corner of Riverside and Cahuenga in the Toluca Lake area. Go for a visit, but dont blame me if you can't leave without picking up more than you went for.


 
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Tonnikan Jinn
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Joined: Feb 28, 2004
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From: La Conchita
Posted: 2004-12-28 1:22 pm   Permalink

I too have been saddened by the diasppearance of TV's rum from TJ's. I talked to the stores, they don't have it in their ordering books anymore. Then I talked to corporate TJ's and they were also unable to help. After that I talked to corporate TV's to find out who in the Santa Barbara / Ventura Ca area had it.... still no luck.

So... in desparation I bought a bottle of the Whalers Rum at TJ's as a substitute (because I was detoxing at this point) and it was really damn good. I always thought that the bottle was that nearly black color... it's the rum!!! The glass is clear. Anywho, good stuff, and at that price it is certainly a good buy. Now I had just better stock up on it before they no longer carry it either.

-T.J.


 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-12-28 3:55 pm   Permalink

For some reason (possibly an earlier post) I am under the impression that the Whalers Rum at TJ's and the TV dark rum come from the same place. Additionally they may be the same rum, just in different bottles.

Can anyone confirm this one way or the other?


 
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sinner
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-12-28 4:28 pm   Permalink

I've had both the Whaler's and the TV rum, and they taste different to me.

 
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iloveshaveice
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From: los angeles
Posted: 2004-12-28 7:07 pm   Permalink

WOW!!! That is some really dark rum. I just looked at my bottle and tipped it and the bottle is clear. So what is the difference between dark and light and clear rum? I just cant get my mind of that TV rum.
I have been emailing TV's , but no response yet on where to find it or if they sell it. I am close to burbank though, so I guess I could drive out there. I was just hopeing to have it for new years. Can anyone suggest a good light rum? thanks, Jaime


 
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net-tiki
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Posted: 2004-12-28 8:37 pm   Permalink

vendomes on chauenga (sp?) and riverside they have all kinds of TV stuff, including the gernadine, yummmm. I bought the dark and the mai tai special rum, they are both very good and priced fair.

[ This Message was edited by: net-tiki on 2004-12-28 20:42 ]


 
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