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Kohala Bay Rum
Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2018-08-30 11:28 pm   Permalink

Boy, was I excited to find this on the shelf this weekend (even though Iíve never tasted Kohala Bay....)



Canít wait to open and try it, especially in a Mai Tai, based on Mikeís review.


 
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 455
From: Miami
Posted: 2018-09-01 9:53 pm   Permalink

Excellent! Can't wait for this to show up on near me.

 
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Hurricane Hayward
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2018-09-03 9:52 pm   Permalink

Still eagerly awaiting it in South Florida as well ... but I'm hearing good things. If not a 1:1 replacement, it could easily be deployed in a blend.

 
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Quince_at_Dannys
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Joined: Mar 29, 2004
Posts: 188
From: Command Records International HQ
Posted: 2018-09-04 08:14 am   Permalink

I've been able to get my hands on the Xaymaca, and I think it's the Real Deal. I've used up two bottles making a variety of classic DTB drinks and it mixes like a dream--intense rum flavor that holds up in a drink from start to finish, a touch of funk, and a great full-bodied mouthfeel. Sampled side by side with Kohala Bay, I would describe it as KB's, more flavorful, drier, gold brother. It can be deployed as a viable Kohala Bay alternative when mixed 1:1 with a rich dark rum (like Coruba or Plantation Dark or even El Dorado). My favorite is a 1:1 mix of Appleton Reserve and Xaymaca. It isn't as identical to KB as using Coruba, but tastes like a much higher quality, sippable version of it.

AND, if that weren't enough, it's very affordable (24.99 for a 750 from Binny's in Chicago; 19.99 in Minneapolis.)


 
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
Posts: 455
From: Miami
Posted: 2018-09-05 10:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-09-04 08:14, Quince_at_Dannys wrote:
I've been able to get my hands on the Xaymaca, and I think it's the Real Deal. I've used up two bottles making a variety of classic DTB drinks and it mixes like a dream--intense rum flavor that holds up in a drink from start to finish, a touch of funk, and a great full-bodied mouthfeel. Sampled side by side with Kohala Bay, I would describe it as KB's, more flavorful, drier, gold brother. It can be deployed as a viable Kohala Bay alternative when mixed 1:1 with a rich dark rum (like Coruba or Plantation Dark or even El Dorado). My favorite is a 1:1 mix of Appleton Reserve and Xaymaca. It isn't as identical to KB as using Coruba, but tastes like a much higher quality, sippable version of it.

AND, if that weren't enough, it's very affordable (24.99 for a 750 from Binny's in Chicago; 19.99 in Minneapolis.)



Terrific news, thanks!
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Tonga Tiki
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Joined: Nov 14, 2006
Posts: 186
From: The Tonga Lounge in Safety Harbor, FL
Posted: 2018-09-12 3:48 pm   Permalink

In reference to the Kohala Bay find.... I also was able to locate what is now my stash of KB (4 1/2 jugs) in a rundown store in North Miami. It was next to a skanky little strip club at that time. I always thought about going back to see if there was anything left, but assumed it was all gone. My mistake, but someone's delight. Recently I had a party and had left the 1/2 bottle on the shelf. Luckily at the last moment I prevented someone from adding some to a diet coke. Close call...

[ This Message was edited by: Tonga Tiki 2018-09-12 16:02 ]


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Posted: 2018-09-21 9:33 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2018-09-12 15:48, Tonga Tiki wrote:
In reference to the Kohala Bay find.... I also was able to locate what is now my stash of KB (4 1/2 jugs) in a rundown store in North Miami. It was next to a skanky little strip club at that time. I always thought about going back to see if there was anything left, but assumed it was all gone. My mistake, but someone's delight. Recently I had a party and had left the 1/2 bottle on the shelf. Luckily at the last moment I prevented someone from adding some to a diet coke. Close call...

[ This Message was edited by: Tonga Tiki 2018-09-12 16:02 ]



Good save!


 
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