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Suggestions for foreign buys

I am going on a cruise in February and I cannot wait to go into the liquor stores while there. I will be stopping in Belize City, Roatan Island, Honduras, and Cozumel (of course). So I need some experienced guys to tell me what I should pick up while there? I always end up with something I can get at home usually... I want to find something more rare this time.

Let me know!


Dec 04, 2009
skywalkr2 in Spirits

Most value in Brandy / Cognac $20 range

Its seem you can get E&J XO Brandy anywhere for < $15. I think for the price it is very good.

Apr 04, 2008
skywalkr2 in Spirits

Setting up a home bar

Yes - finally found the bitters. I have finally also added:

- Old Overholt Rye
- Maker's Mark Bourbon
- Dewar's White Label Scotch

Don't have the irish yet, it's next on my list.

Feb 08, 2008
skywalkr2 in Spirits

Setting up a home bar

I guess i just don't know what I am doign re: mixers. I went looking for "bitters" and no one seems to have any idea what these are. Any ideas where to look? Our supermarket seems to have ever alcohol ever made... but I just must not be looking in the right place.

Jan 25, 2008
skywalkr2 in Spirits

Powers Irish Whiskey

Anyone know anything about Clontarf? It won a taste test on

Jan 12, 2008
skywalkr2 in Spirits

Setting up a home bar

Thanks for all the responses... I guess I need to get some other Whiskeys. It seems there are so many different types. I need to do some research to determine what is used where.

Jan 12, 2008
skywalkr2 in Spirits

Setting up a home bar

I have seen some older threads on home bars, and I was wondering if I could start a new one. I recently refinished the basement in my home and it has a wet bar. Well I am not a seasoned drinker (Whisky sours are about my knowledge level...), but the bar needs stocked. I started buying stuff with absolutely no idea what I was doing. I was wondering if you experts could take a look and let me know what I am missing. I am not looking to make everything in the world, but I would love to have a good enough selection to mix about anything...

Here is what I have (most just picked off shelves at a duty free shop in Mexico):

Seagram's VO
Seagram's Seven
Southern Comfort
M&R Dry Vermouth
Stoli Red Label
Beefeaters Gin
Bombay Sapphire Gin
Hennesey VS
Bacardi Superior
Malibu Rum Passion Fruit
Grand Marnier
Old bottle of Amaretto (cheap stuff)
Several old Bottles of Jose Cuervo Gold

Thanks in Advance!!

Jan 09, 2008
skywalkr2 in Spirits