DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

An interesting Note about RUM

Shortly after Hurricane Hugo hit the island of St. Croix in 1990, you could buy a bottle of their island made rum for $1.99 while a gallon of milk was $6.00. The main store at that time (early 1990s) was a Woolworth's which frequently sold rum for $1.49 on sale.

Ironically, when I now visit the Caribbean, I always check the local grocery stores or discount stores (Walmart, Kmart, etc.) for their price of rum and booze in general because it is usually lower than liquor stores and they typically will throw in the bubble wrap holders and cardboard carriers.

 

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BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

A bottle of St. Croissants rum for $1.99 ?   Still not worth it.   Cruzan is one of the worst rums on the market.   All the islands are the same.  The rum is dirt cheap, the orange juice used to mix it is $8/gallon

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

If I ever get to Cuba, I will taste their best rum and probably bring back a bottle with me.  I would also purchase those small bottles for friends as souvenirs if they even sell them there.  Some day I hope to cruise around Cuba.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Their aged rum used to be really good but then again, that was 25 years ago!

BAK1061
Contributor Level: Captain

Cuba will be destroyed by corporations building casinos, hotels, cruise ports, and Taco Bells.

DVCruise
Contributor Level: Captain

Plus I believe they will only allow us to see what they want us to see ... I have no desire to go to Cuba.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Captain

Mmmmm   Rum,   now I need some Ice and Pepsi to go with that  Big Smile

 

In Mexico I stop at the supermarket to buy booze also,  much better then the prices in the tourist shops.

noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Probably because it is where to locals shop :)

 

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

Interesting tip. I never thought to go to the grocery store... I will keep that in mind. 

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

Rum, yummm!

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I'll look next time I'm in the islands.

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