One of the best things about going on a cruise is the ability to take home a few bottles of duty free liquor. Sometimes, that duty is substantial, and so the savings are substantial too. Hubby and I learned long ago that we needed to check the liquor cabinet, check local prices and make a list of what we “needed” prior to boarding our ship. We also pack single liquor boxes and plastic bags if we are flying home as you are no longer allowed to bring liquor on the plane (unless you are buying in Puerto Rico after you clear security that is). The last few cruises, the stores have packed the boxes very well though, and we haven’t used our own boxes in a while.
This time around we didn’t have many cruise stops. And when we did go into port, there seemed to be less liquor stores than in the past. So in our last stop, which was Jamaica, besides buying Jamaican coffee, we decided to get serious and look around for any good liquor deals. We picked up two bottles of rum: one Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, and one I had never seen before: Captain Morgan White Rum Rhum Blanc. These were $10 each for a liter.
Rum is fermented from sugar or molasses. When made, rum is clear. If making white rum, it of course remains clear but the golden or dark rums gain their color from cask aging or added coloring. While the sugar plant originates in Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Caribbean have produced rum for over 400 years. Sugar is actually the number one export of Jamaica.
The Captain Morgan White Rum Rhum Blanc is a blended from Canadian and Caribbean rums. It is 40 proof, quite sweet and smooth.
I normally like my run with diet Coke, but find this rum works very, very well with diet Cherry coke!
The distributor of the Captain Morgan White Rum Rhum Blanc looks to be out of Toronto, so that will be easy for me to get at a local duty free store – I hope. I have to tell you that while I am a Captain Morgan Spiced Rum loyalist, I found this just different enough from traditional rum to really enjoy!
As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.
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