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BG Reynolds Mai Tai/Zombie/JetPilot Mixers
arcadiandj
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Posted: 2016-12-25 07:51 am   Permalink

Did some research and was only willing to try the Jet Pilot mix (love their falernum). It is not bad, but my homemade Jet Pilot is much better. There is way too much licorice taste in my opinion. And I haven't even tried the recommended recipe. Instead I used a modification I found on line: "an ounce of dark and gold rums, and a half ounce of a 151 rum. If you cut back the mixer to just two ounces, and add the rums, then this really comes close to an authentic jet Pilot." I'm worried I may not make it through the bottle before it goes bad and even had the impulse to pour it out a couple times. I will play with it though, because it is quality stuff. I will not buy it again.

 
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CosmoReverb
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Joined: Sep 19, 2016
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From: Southern California
Posted: 2017-03-22 12:10 pm   Permalink

Didn't know where else to put this and it is certainly not worth creating a new thread for, but for folks in the LA/OC area of SoCal who have been wanting to but finding it hard to locate a brick-and-mortar source for BG Reynolds products, I was at Hi Time in Costa Mesa last night and saw that they appear to be starting to carry at least some of the BG Reynolds syrups and mixers. I believe that I saw the Zombie and Mai Tai mixers as well as the Falernum, Demerara, and Paradise Blend (Don's Mix) syrups. They didn't have the orgeat which is what I was looking for, (picked up some Liquid Alchemy to try instead) but maybe they will be carrying a more complete line-up in the future.

Just thought kids might want to know...


 
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kkocka
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Posted: 2017-03-22 2:41 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the head's up! The only place locally that I'm aware of is a place in Silverlake called Bar Keeper, but if there's another CA store like Hi Time that's definitely great.
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2017-07-27 12:01 pm   Permalink

Has anyone noticed a shortage of BG orgeat lately in their area? The city of Austin is completely out. Other flavors are still available but the few places that carry it around here have had the orgeat on back order for like a month or more. Are they just behind in production or is it time to panic?

 
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kkocka
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Posted: 2017-07-31 10:56 am   Permalink

I think you're okay. You could order straight from bgreynolds.com as well - unless an email would come after ordering, everything seems to be in stock.
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2017-07-31 11:44 am   Permalink

Thanks. I'm hoping it doesn't come to that. My local spot sells it for $17.99. Through the website with shipping I'm looking at $29. I'm sure the price per bottle goes down slightly if I buy a case at a time but if I'm having to shell out more than $20 per bottle for orgeat I might as well just make my own.

 
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HopeChest
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Joined: Oct 19, 2015
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From: East Bay, CA
Posted: 2017-08-01 09:55 am   Permalink

Just got an email from BG Reynolds with little story about orgeat so they must still be up to their hips in it.

 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2017-08-01 10:27 am   Permalink

I contacted them through their website about the Austin shortage and got this reply:

"Hi,
My 375mls are experiencing a production delay. We are working hard on getting product out. Depending on the distributor they tend to order 20-50 cases and want their order to be complete before shipping. Since I am not sending out that many my producer can give me odd ball numbers of product.

Thanks for your patience,
Sara Reynolds"

Thing is, it's the 750s all my stores carry. So don't really understand the explanation.


 
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