Dominica Bay Rum

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Dominica Bay Rum

Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:48 am

I'm down to my last half bottles of the plain bay rum and the version. I adore the lime bay rum. A brief experiment with some of the plain bay rum and Taylor's No.74 Victorian Limes told me there was no future in pursuing that option. So I poked around with my favourite search engine. Everything about 'Dominica Bay Rum' includes the word 'discontinued'. So I searched for the importers CA Trading Co/California Antilles Trading Co/CalAntilles Trading Co. Eventually I found a link to a Facebook page and while I don't do Facebook and my browser doesn't allow scripts on suspect sites, among the garbage text I did spot a web address calantilles.com which redirects to merrimacktrading.com, which sells 'Grand Bay' brand of bay rum and also a lime version. They also still have Dominica branded soaps in stock. Looks like it's the same importers doing business with another supplier in Dominica.

I thought it right to support their efforts to get the industry back on its feet after hurricane Maria, so I've ordered two bottles to try out. I'll see if they will be forthcoming about how similar this might be expected to be to the original Dominica brand.
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Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Post by EL Alamein » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:26 pm

Been using the Grand Bay Rum for about a year now. It's nigh similar to my favored Dominica, maybe less clove. I actually like it better. I just don't like the bottles so I just decant into my old cork topped bottle from ages ago (did the same with Dominica for years after they switched bottles).

I'll be curious as to how you like it.

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Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Post by adhoc » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:28 am

I haven't bought any bay rum cologne yet but I will. I don't know if its a cultural thing but the bay rum soaps i have tried doesn't smell very summery to me, more like Christmas actually. How are the British alternatives -– Harris, Trumper, Taylors? Vintage Trumper Bay rum, that might be interesting? I've seen old bottles of Floris Bay Rum as well.
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Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:41 am

Arrived today. What an expensive experiment! Two bottles at $18USD each, UPS shipping at $45.23USD, then $67.75CAN for duty, taxes. Total $131.94USD for two bottles. Practically in Creed territory.

Quite different, sadly, to the Dominica. Much more ginger and less lime. The importers haven't bothered to reply to my questions about whether the Dominica brand will ever return.
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Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Post by Bill_K » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:26 am

:shock:

Here's hoping they're worth the cost...
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Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:48 pm

Well they won't be wasted in that it would be hard to make an unwelcome bay rum and lime mix, but rather than hoard my special products, I have decided to go full on in wallowing in them. Median relapse after FCR chemo for CLL is 55 months, and I'm at 48 months and the nodes are regrowing. Screw it, I'll smell good when I go in for second line.
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Re: Dominica Bay Rum

Post by EL Alamein » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:16 pm

Dr. Moss, I'm sorry you didn't find them as pleasurable as you had hoped. You know where you can send them if you ever tire of them.

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