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Tortuga Rum
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Joined: Jun 08, 2003
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From: Lancaster, SC
Posted: 2003-06-18 10:46 pm   Permalink

Hello Everyone.

I posted earlier in the week about rums from the carribean, and have found that there is a large selection of Tortuga Rum on Grand Cayman (one of my stops on the cruise). What is your opinion of this liquor?

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2003-06-18 11:16 pm   Permalink

Never seen Tortuga rum but I found this:


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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
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From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2005-03-10 11:50 am   Permalink

I was at Trader Vic's last week hoisting a cocktail to the memory of Mr. Denny. Always eager to continue my exploration of new frontiers on the drink menu, I tried the Tortuga, and was quite pleasantly surprised.

AJ (manager) was on vacation, and the bartender was mum when I asked for the recipe.

Anyone have it?

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Rum Balls
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Joined: Oct 04, 2004
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From: Da Big Island
Posted: 2005-03-10 1:32 pm   Permalink

There's also "Tortola" rum, distilled in the British Virgin Islands.
Be sure to go to Stingray City on Grand Cayman!

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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 322
From: Hockessin, Delaware
Posted: 2005-03-10 4:41 pm   Permalink

I have had Tortuga Rum and it is not that bad. It is the official rum of the Cayman Islands.

That said, Tortuga is for tourists, it is over priced Jamacian rum that has been relabeled. Grand Cayman is a small island, they have no sugarcane plantations, and they have no rum distillery. I was there and I asked where they made it, thinking I might visit the distillery and I was told "Jamacia".

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Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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Posted: 2005-03-10 5:07 pm   Permalink

Stick to the small rum flavored cakes sold there. In my opinion they're much better than the rum...though a bit expensive.

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