FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Tiki Drinks and Food Velvet Falernum found near Vancouver B.C.!!
Velvet Falernum found near Vancouver B.C.!!
Pepe le Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2005-08-22 4:53 pm   Permalink

Just wanted to let folks in this part of the world know that there's a source of that elusive Velvet Falernum here in British Columbia! It's John D. Taylor's Non-alcoholic version imported from Barbados. I know there's been alot of debate about this particular mix but hell, I'll take what I can get!
($8.99cdn /750ml)

Available here:
Carribbean Market
1003 Royal Ave. (at 10th St.)
New Westminster, B.C.
ph 604-522-9480
For those of you to far to visit, they say mail orders are welcome.

For those that want the 11%alc version:
The bottle includes a recipe to create it on the back. Basically, 3.5 parts to 1 part 40% alc/vol Rum (they suggest Old Brigand Rum)


 
View Profile of Pepe le Tiki Send a personal message to Pepe le Tiki  Goto the website of Pepe le Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Pepe le Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2007-04-02 11:50 am   Permalink

So the other day I happily drive out to New West to buy some more Falernum which we've been running low on only to find that this store is gone, closed, finito!!!! The horror of it all!!! Where will we find more elusive Falernum here in Vancouver??? I'm going to search more, surely there are other Caribbean Food stores/markets around here. I'll post if I find any!

 
View Profile of Pepe le Tiki Send a personal message to Pepe le Tiki  Goto the website of Pepe le Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
DemeraraDrinker
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
Posts: 92
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2007-04-02 12:23 pm   Permalink

I can report that you can get this product in Kansas. I contacted the importer, who talked to the distributor, who talked to the retailer Lukas Liquors here in Kansas. It went back and forth for 4 months, but the label got approved by the Kansas ABC.

Very few liquor stores will stock it, but they can order it.

If you want to find out if it is available in your state, contact the helpful folks at

The Spirit of Hartford
PO Box 260730
Hartford, CT 06126
1-888-xellent (935-5368)
spiritofhartford@msn.com

_________________
Liquor and Drink


 View Profile of DemeraraDrinker Send a personal message to DemeraraDrinker  Goto the website of DemeraraDrinker     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Pepe le Tiki
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 325
From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2007-04-02 1:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the lead DemeraraDrinker! They may have some info on where it's available for us thirsty Canadians!

 
View Profile of Pepe le Tiki Send a personal message to Pepe le Tiki  Goto the website of Pepe le Tiki     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
DemeraraDrinker
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 28, 2007
Posts: 92
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2007-04-02 1:27 pm   Permalink

My pleasure. The Spirit of Hartford people are very helpful. They want you to be able to get your hands on Velvet Falernum, one way or another.
_________________
Liquor and Drink

 View Profile of DemeraraDrinker Send a personal message to DemeraraDrinker  Goto the website of DemeraraDrinker     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
tikitor
Tiki Centralite

Joined: Mar 18, 2005
Posts: 20
Posted: 2007-04-02 3:03 pm   Permalink

I found it in Toronto. In a West Indian food store just down the street, as a matter of fact. I've been purchasing it for a few months now, and keep telling them to restock, but all they've done is to fill the space with some Jamaican wild root tonic. :-S

I think they have one bottle left. I'll stop by this weekend and check.


 
View Profile of tikitor Send a personal message to tikitor  Goto the website of tikitor     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Max Ferrari
Member

Joined: Jan 31, 2006
Posts: 3
Posted: 2008-05-03 1:59 pm   Permalink

Velvet Valernum is currently available at:

Caribbean Market
804 - 12th Street
New Westminster
British Columbia, V3M 4K1
604-522-9480

I bought 2 bottles today ($8.49/each) There were +/- 6 bottles left.

Use it in a Puka Punch (page 73 of Beach Bum Berry's "Intoxica") Sweet but Deadly!!


 
View Profile of Max Ferrari Send a personal message to Max Ferrari      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Brandomoai
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Mar 05, 2008
Posts: 321
From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2010-05-13 6:45 pm   Permalink

I just picked up a couple of bottles of the non-alcoholic velvet at an East/West Indian grocer near our house. (For locals: Spice Island on corner of Stony Plain Rd. and 163 St.) They had two bottles left and looked like they had been there a while, so I bought both. $6.49 each. I'm wondering what's generally preferred: alcoholic or non? When using in Don the Beachcomber cocktails, for example, should I be using the alcoholic mixture or the non-alcoholic syrup? Does it make a difference? Better? After a good search I couldn't find a definitive answer to this question. Last week, I tried making my own but I don't think it turned out too well...

 
View Profile of Brandomoai Send a personal message to Brandomoai  Goto the website of Brandomoai     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Kona Chris
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Posts: 237
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2010-05-15 09:31 am   Permalink

I know that Rum Runner here in Tucson has the regular alcoholic version of the John D's for sale. I didn't catch the price, but I think it was around $14 a bottle.

Chris
_________________


 View Profile of Kona Chris Send a personal message to Kona Chris      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
twitch
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: May 12, 2006
Posts: 423
From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2010-05-19 7:34 pm   Permalink

Personally, I say go for making your own. First batch turned out INCREDIBLE and it's still good a year later with a 1/4 bottle left (I mainly do my tiki drinking in the warm months). Much cheaper with a nice kick of self-satisfaction, esp. when people taste it and say "You MADE this!?".

 
View Profile of twitch Send a personal message to twitch      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation