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Lemon Hart question
Destro100
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Posted: 2014-04-07 05:38 am   Permalink

Questions for the rum experts - I recently stumbled upon a store selling Lemon Hart 151 in the old packaging. I held off picking up a bottle because I had a few questions.

Does anyone know if - the old packaging indicates that this is the older formula for LH 151?
Or did they sell bottles with the newer formula but with the older packaging?
Or did they recently go back to the older packaging?
Or is it possible, this is an imported batch with new formula - old packaging?

I ask because if it is the older formula, I'd love to try it out.



 
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Kill Devil
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Posted: 2014-04-07 07:20 am   Permalink

Lemon Hart has not reverted to the old label to my knowledge,so it's old stock. I can't tell the diff between the old and new bottlings, imho. Generally, I'd recommend picking up ANY LH151 you come across, before the Man takes it away!

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2014-04-07 07:34 am   Permalink

That's old stock unless you are in Canada.

Buy it all and keep it for special occasions.

I agree it may or may not be as good as or worse than the new stuff, but now you have the original to test that. I'd buy any old stock bottle you wanted to sell for sure. I keep one old bootle and pour my new stuff in it for the bar.
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2014-04-07 1:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-07 05:38, Destro100 wrote:
I recently stumbled upon a store selling Lemon Hart 151 in the old packaging.



Does it look like this?



Little red triangle on the corner of the label to signify the 151?

Get it!

Get as many as you can afford/as many as they have!

Even if you don't use it in your drinks, you can use the 'extra' bottles as gifts to other rummies for any of the usual gift-giving occasions.


 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2014-04-07 3:46 pm   Permalink

I agree. Go back and buy them all, quickly!

 
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Tonga Tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-07 4:11 pm   Permalink

Yes.....You should be in that store right now and buy all of it. I have 9 1/2 bottles of the old stuff that I figure might last my lifetime. Of course as long as I don't waste it on cocktail infidels.

 
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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2014-04-07 7:26 pm   Permalink

For the record Ed Hamilton, AKA The Ministry Of Rum and the American importer for LH says that there has been no change to the formula for LH. None. Aside from being one of the leading authorities on rum, I've known Ed for years and he's a straight shooter. In short I believe the guy.





 
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2014-04-07 7:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-07 19:26, CincyTikiCraig wrote:
For the record Ed Hamilton, AKA The Ministry Of Rum and the American importer for LH says that there has been no change to the formula for LH. None. Aside from being one of the leading authorities on rum, I've known Ed for years and he's a straight shooter. In short I believe the guy.







Posted somewhere here before but worth repeating, here's a head to head review of the "old" LH 151 vs. the "new" LH 151 with Martin Cate and Ed Hamilton. It sounds like the difference between the two may be chalked up to typical variances between batches.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdeqyOXaE6c

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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2014-04-08 06:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-04-07 19:26, CincyTikiCraig wrote:
there has been no change to the formula for LH. None.



True.

But the new packaging just isn't interesting. It looks like every other rum bottle or label out there.

When you can find the old packaging you should stock up.

Did I mention they make great gifts?


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-19 08:33 am   Permalink

CinciTikiCraig-

Quote:For the record Ed Hamilton, AKA The Ministry Of Rum and the American importer for LH


Any idea of where in the USA they import to???
I have sent about 10 emails directly to LH from their website!!!
Not 1 reply......



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tabuzak
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Posted: 2014-04-19 11:07 am   Permalink

I do not know where to find this information, but I do know that Lemon Hart is available in New York and California. And as long as you live in a state that DrinkupNY

http://www.drinkupny.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=lemon+hart&Submit.x=-760&Submit.y=-91

or Hi-Time Wine Cellars

http://www.hitimewine.net/search.php?mode=search&page=1

can ship to, you can get some (new stock) from there.

Looking forward to seeing some of this in the US...

http://lemonhartrum.com/rums/lemon-hart-original




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LoriLovesTiki
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Posted: 2014-04-19 11:15 am   Permalink

Jack,

Have you been able to find Lemon Hart in the city? I've looked in a couple of places when I've been in the city for other things but no hits yet. DrinkUp NY's shipping is expensive in my opinion, especially since I'm NJ.


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CincyTikiCraig
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Posted: 2014-04-19 11:50 am   Permalink



Jon,

Here's a map of thev states where Ed has distribution of his portfolio:

http://www.caribbean-spirits.com/

Ed's contact info should be there, plus he's on Facebook and Twiiter and is very responsive to questions. He should be able to direct you to a distributor who can tell you where LH is being sold.

Craig


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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2014-04-19 8:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks
Time for a road trip or a Fed Ex deliv


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wizzard419
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Posted: 2014-04-19 9:29 pm   Permalink

Yeah, getting a response back from small places can be a pain, they don't always have a rep so you may be directly contacting the CEO. What makes things worse is sometimes emails to their domain from your domain (or to your domain)do not make it through because the host is not handling them for some reason. AOL used to be a bitch to get email responses to.

 
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