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#103266 03/10/2011 02:01 PM
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I have heard they dont have Grey Goose or Yagermiester on the resort. My wife will only drink this kind of vodka ( i spoiled her i know ) will it be ok to bring them on the flight or should i buy it at the airport. We are going for our virgin trip the 20th of next month.

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Buck And Doe #103270 03/10/2011 03:17 PM
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Does she drink the vodka straight? Can she really taste the difference in a mixed drink?

My wife likes Grey Goose too. When we fix martinis, we use the GG and Absolute for the mixed drinks. I've made martinis with the Absolute and she's not realized it. She swears she can taste the difference, but has never said anything about her Absolute martinis.

I think they have GG sometimes, but always seem to have Absolute.

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I'm a GIN drinker, not primarily a VODKA drinker and I kin definitely distinguish between certain gins made into a Gimlet, which is my preferred cocktail.
Vodka is more NEUTRAL so if you mix it with much of anything, good old RUBINOFF for $9.99 a gallon is yer best choice...

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And also, after a few martinis, most women will swear to almost anything...good times!!!

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Yes, you can bring your own, they will put your name on it and serve it chilled also


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I know this isn't what you asked, but I feel compelled to respond. If you aren't willing to partake of the locally available food, drink, and other amenities, maybe you just aren't ready for international travel.

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I would buy it in duty free at the airport i like GG with too and 1 year i brought with me, i just put some in my cup and had them add to it


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Chicago Jake #103288 03/11/2011 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Chicago Jake
I know this isn't what you asked, but I feel compelled to respond. If you aren't willing to partake of the locally available food, drink, and other amenities, maybe you just aren't ready for international travel.


Thats the funniest damn thing i have heard so far. I will drink most anything. I was asking for my WIFE. Shes not a big drinker and can tell the difference between the different brands. I just want her to have a great time and enjoy the things she likes. So i know this wasnt what youu asked but i felt compelled to respond. I guess we shall just stay home then LOL

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Buck And Doe #103290 03/11/2011 07:30 AM
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If you have the weight and space availability in you luggage you can pack it along. Use lots of bubble wrap. You can also get it in Negril at the liquor store.


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Thanks for the help.

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Buck And Doe #103308 03/11/2011 12:54 PM
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2 trips ago it was all the Grey Goose you could drink, our group was quite happy, last trip..not so much, the top shelf was Absolute. But tossed in with some tonic and lime, all was good.

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Rickster, they had limes when you were there?

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davew #103318 03/11/2011 04:41 PM
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I thought they were serving Grey Goose A trip or two ago.

I may not be able to "Taste" the difference between the Quality Vodkas; But I can sure as hell get a terrific Migraine from
an inferior, cheaper one.
And I do know a couple that always brought in their own Budweiser
Beer.


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I've tried making my own booze by distilling rotting fruit and mouthwash (don't ask sick ), so I guess I'm not too picky about what I drink. crazy



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Buck And Doe #103325 03/11/2011 07:22 PM
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That is an example of the "funny" replies that one can get from the "open minded" "non judgemental" Hedo "family". Try to go when there are no groups and you will usually avoid some of those prone to this sort of attitude. I like to take my own tequila which I usually buy at the outbound US duty free. Of course, the price there is no bargain. There is a pending proposal to have duty free in the arrival area of MBJ airport and I suppose in Kingston also. In the old terminal, I used to sneak down after my arrival to the departure lounge and buy a couple of bottles. The local tax on booze has been increased and is quite high now if you buy in town.

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Buck And Doe #103329 03/11/2011 08:38 PM
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Have you tried the awesome 12 year old rum that Appleton makes? Hey, you are on an adventure, try something new. They don't offer the "Extra" at H2 (boo hoo on them), but if on your second( or greater trip) go get some. It is the best sippin liquor. Point is: You can stay home and have everything copasetic. or you can go have fun and maybe learn something new.

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Buck And Doe #103399 03/14/2011 05:24 AM
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"I know this isn't what you asked, but I feel compelled to respond. If you aren't willing to partake of the locally available food, drink, and other amenities, maybe you just aren't ready for international travel."

I also feel compelled to respond as this will be our 20th trip to Jamaica. This message board is a place for people to seek advice and not to get INSULTED.

I also LOVE vodka but due to a wheat allergy, I bring my own special vodka so that I can enjoy my martinis at night. We bubble wrap two bottles and place them in a empty box from the kid's juice boxes and so far have been really lucky.

There is also a variety of vodkas availalbe in the duty free shop at the airport but we haven't figured out how to get there upon arrival.

Have a great trip!





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davew #103404 03/14/2011 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by davew
Rickster, they had limes when you were there?


They did at the main bar. We were there the second week of November.

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Someone mentioned bringing your own and wrapping it in bubble wrap. We have one of those seal-a-meal things that vacuum seals. We vacuum seal the bottles then wrap them in clothes in the suitcase (it was so much better when we could just carry it on)- and we have never had a problem with breakage. We figure if it does get broken inside the wrap and the clothes then it probably won't shatter but rather crack and the vacuum seal will keep it from soaking our clothes. We each take a couple bottles every trip- this year I think the wife has turned into a Belvedere fan so I think we will be bringing a couple bottles of that alone for her.
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T-38 #103431 03/15/2011 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by T-38
That is an example of the "funny" replies that one can get from the "open minded" "non judgemental" Hedo "family". Try to go when there are no groups and you will usually avoid some of those prone to this sort of attitude.


Excuse me? Your comment is of the closed minded and humorless nature that I associate with the type of people I go to Hedo to get AWAY from.

I don't care what you drink or where you get it. Your need to misinterpret my comment is unfortunate - but a personal attack is Never warranted.




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Parracky,you might take note that I was replying to a post by Buck and Doe which alluded to a "funniest #### thing". I was not at all taking note of your most humorous post.

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Originally Posted by Chicago Jake
I know this isn't what you asked, but I feel compelled to respond. If you aren't willing to partake of the locally available food, drink, and other amenities, maybe you just aren't ready for international travel.


I was referring to this gentlemen as saying my wife and myself arent quite ready for international travel as she is a bit picky on what she drinks. She isnt a big drinker and likes what she likes. We will eat the food and i will drink the local drinks but its my wifes 40th bday and if she wants me to bring her gallonas of water from Ga i will be more than happy to do it for her. See everyone in hedo in april

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T-38 #103446 03/15/2011 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by T-38
Parracky,you might take note that I was replying to a post by Buck and Doe which alluded to a "funniest #### thing". I was not at all taking note of your most humorous post.


Yes, and I apologize for getting annoyed with you. It's too easy to over-react to some of these forums.
Sorry.



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Parracky Parrot #103462 03/16/2011 10:32 AM
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They had Jag there when we were there the last week of Feb but only in the piano bar. Definitely no GG but absolute at some of the bars. If you are really that fussy, better bring your own.

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I was traveling back home last year after April's Buttcrack Group. I bought a few 750 liter bottles of Banana Rum Cream. My companion put one bottle in her suitcase and I had one bottle in my suitcase. I had mine wrapped up in a sweatshirt, but the TSA didn't rewrap it after inspection. Of course, it broke over all my clothes. I wound up doing the wash at 2 a.m., and the liquor all washed out. (I still can suck out the flavor in my polo shirts to this day. Well, maybe an exaggeration.

I any case, make sure that any bottles of liquid are well wrapped- you would have a tough time in Hedo with booze soaked clothes, or a tough time after getting off the plane and carrying two or three bottles of Grey Goose in addition to the other baggage.

You might try and ask a bartender, IF they have Grey Goose to hold one for you. No guarantees, but my favorite bartender always made sure I had Crown Royal.

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AdirondackPaul #103472 03/17/2011 04:43 AM
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Probably the only way to get protection from breakage is to get a hard sided suitcase. It will also help against those mysterious "punctures" that ruin clothes.
I found myself a used Samsonite and I swear by it now. No bottle breakage in 7 trips (but the dents tell me someone tried...).



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Parracky Parrot #103503 03/17/2011 07:35 PM
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I like the idea of the vacuum sealing of the bottles first if you have to put it in your luggage. Luckily when we leave from Toronto we can purchase at the duty free and then are handed it when we board the plane. That being said, we have used Samsonite luggage for many years and have also put some bottles (both going and returning) and also cans of my favorite soda (Fresca - 12 cans) in them and never had a problem. The dents and scratches are there but recently we have noticed puncture holes upon return. They weren't there when we left.

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In the gift bag/wrap section of a store here, I noticed recxently there were metal and cardboard wine bottle gift box type things. I am thinking of picking a few up to use for rum running on our return trips. With one of those and some bubble wrap or packing peanuts, I think bottles would have to be run over by the plane to break.

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Buck And Doe #103657 03/23/2011 02:08 PM
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My wife likes the 3 olives vodka so I brought a bottle in the luggage. AFter a few the Smirnoff or Absolute they have onsite if fine for her. I bough some of my favorite beer in Negril the first time but when I ran out and drank Red Stripe I discovered I liked it. Now I buy it at home.

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Every year, hubby and I manage to win several bottles of rum. We've kept it in our suitcases, well wrapped, and in 10 trips never had a broken bottle. Guess we're lucky. HOWEVER on one particular trip, I was carrying a bottle of rum cream in my hands, had to use the ladies room, tripped and down went the rum. I wanted to lick it up off the floor. I don't think hubby has forgive me yet. LOL


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