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Toucano Rum
freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 2993
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-01-31 10:14 am   Permalink

While in the La Jolla BevMo I noticed a rum with an interesting bottle, Toucano:

I've found several listings for it on the web but haven't seen a TC review, is it worth the $25?
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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Posted: 2005-01-31 11:07 am   Permalink

It's a better-than-average cachaca, not a rum. Don't believe the label. By better than average cachaca, I mean that it doesn't taste wholly of gasoline.

 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-01-31 2:43 pm   Permalink

Thank you Elite BevMo Agent Martiki! So it's not worth the $25, I was more captured by the wicker wrapped bottle & toucan image on the label anyway. I'll keep an eye out for an empty bottle at yard sales.
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Trader Tiki
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Joined: Mar 06, 2003
Posts: 385
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2005-01-31 3:07 pm   Permalink

I do believe I've tried this, and yes, cachaca has the delightful flavor of old furniture dust.

Used to make Caipirinha:
http://www.cookbrazil.com/caipirinha.htm
which is, to me, just a mojito with cachaca instead of Puerto Rican Rum. Lime, mint and sugar, can't go wrong!


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Moki
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Joined: Jun 08, 2004
Posts: 357
From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-01-31 3:11 pm   Permalink

Freddie...
OnaTiki & I have gone through several bottles of this and use it to make Caipirinhas. Strong, different (not bad) and the buzz is a good one.

Plus the bottle is fun to have around as it adds to the decor.

Have fun!


 
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