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Zaya Rum
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 9192
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-05-26 09:07 am   Permalink

I finally tried some Zaya this past weekend at Amy's party.
good stuff.
must get some.


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Rum Connection
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Joined: Oct 06, 2008
Posts: 40
Posted: 2009-05-28 8:44 pm   Permalink

Zaya is good rum. There's always a debate about the quality of the current Zaya when compared to the variety from a few years back. Either way, it's really good rum and I always try to keep a bottle on hand.

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Joined: Dec 29, 2005
Posts: 140
From: Stockton, CA
Posted: 2009-06-02 11:38 am   Permalink

I love this stuff. Really great served straight. In fact, I've served this on the rocks to non-rum drinkers and they were blown away by how good it tasted.

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Joined: Mar 15, 2009
Posts: 28
Posted: 2009-06-02 6:04 pm   Permalink


On 2009-05-26 08:31, Tiki Kaimuki wrote:
I was surprised to find Zaya on the shelf at the Safeway in Alameda this weekend. It was $27 I think. Now, if they could only start stocking Ron Zacapa.

I think they have an exclusive contract to sell with Vons (Safeway is same company)Somebody told me that anyway... Zaya makes the best navy grog I have ever had though, use zaya and Orange Extract in your honey... wow they compliment each other very well!

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Joined: Sep 01, 2008
Posts: 23
Posted: 2009-06-02 8:12 pm   Permalink

3 or 4 shots of Zaya in a lowball glass filled with crushed ice and just a splash of Velvet Falernum is one of my favorite "quickie" drinks.

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Joined: Oct 26, 2008
Posts: 86
From: the Pacific island of Alameda
Posted: 2009-06-02 9:30 pm   Permalink

Zaya has definitely become my favorite rum, but I blame it for the bad things it does to bartenders. Last fall, my wife [then fiancee] and I dropped into our second favorite Alameda rum bar, a place called Havana. I was just going to have one mojito, and that's all I ordered. However, one of the bartenders kept talking so much about Zaya that I had to give it a try. Then the other tender bragged about a new daiquiri recipe he had created using it, and started making samples for the first tender and myself. Eventually, having still ordered just the one round, I had to let my fiancee drive my car home. A few weeks later, Tiki Tom's in Oakland started carrying Zaya regularly. The same happened. I walked in and ordered my usual diet coke; the bartenders got to discussing what they could do with the Zaya, and having ordered nothing but the DC I wound up walking home. Hard to stick to a diet when this stuff is doing things to the bartenders.
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