Loaded up on …

That should be enough for the next few weeks …

Posted by Volkher Hofmann

Volkher Hofmann (deus62) has been blogging on and off since the 1990s and deus62.com is all that is left. He loves music, literature, drumming and, most of all, real life. He thinks the open web is much more important than social networks, closed-in ecosystems and other severely commercialized online endeavors.

  1. Natalia Casanova26/02/2015 at 6:36 pm

    ยกSalud! ๐Ÿ™‚


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    Venezuela being in the state it is in – you probably have a decent number of alcoholics living not too far away from you. So, a serious question (which you can pass on to them).

    I usually spend my two weeks on Lanzarote in a Cacique stupor, simply because it is sold all over the place there. Now that I ordered the same rum here in Germany, I find out that it is quite a bit darker than what I remember a) from Venezuela and b) have experienced on the island.

    I know they make an older, darker rum, but this is supposed to be the same one I bought in Venezuela and on the Canary Islands (same bottle, same name, “Ron Anejo Superior”), but it isn’t. It’s a good rum, definitely, but it is twice as dark and, in my eyes, a completely different rum (produced in Venezuela, bottled in Italy and distributed via Spain). Here’s one of many links the barcode brings up: http://www.vinusvinis.co.uk/177-rum-cacique-anejo-superior-5000281030838.html

    Mine is 10 shades darker although as far as I know, the company that owns the brand doesn’t produce a rum of that color in this bottle.

    So, if your alcoholic neighbors happen to be experts, ….


  3. P.S.: I also noticed that the label is not as red but quite a few shades darker.


  4. The problem is that alcohol taxes and prices went up to the sky, so I don’t have any alcoholic friends anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

    I don’t know any experts, but I’ll ask. My guess is that, like everything in this country, Cacique lowered its quality. Or, at least, changed it.

    Nothing is the same in Venezuela ๐Ÿ™


    1. ยกHola guapa!

      If alcohol taxes & prices have gone through the roof, it really is time to leave. No two ways about it.

      I don’t think Cacique lowered its quality. In fact, I know they didn’t because I floated around Lanzarote on it not so long ago. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I really do think that this rum is different, although I haven’t been able to find a single reference to it online. But, I’m going to make it my life’s goal to find out these next few days. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Come and visit and try the “Anejo Superior“.
      I’ve got a few bottles reserved just for you.



      1. Tempting… very, very tempting ๐Ÿ™‚

        Hugs right back


        1. As my old friend Oscar Wilde once put it, “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it…”. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  5. Had a funny dream last night:

    I met a guy who worked at Cacique and asked him about the colors implying that it was all because of our “dictadura” and its total devastation. He explained that the rum’s color varied to identify all the different batches and showed me the matching color chart. I asked: “And what about the label?” He said: “Now that IS all because of the “dictadura”.

    Until I realized that it was only a dream, I was really happy to have found the answer for you. Sorry ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Freud would have had a field day with that dream. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m sorry I have invaded your nighttime rest with this stuff but, and dreams like that are a clear indication, this is apparently an issue that is a) important and b) must be cleared up. You won’t be able to sleep properly until I have resolved it. I’ll try my best.

      Maybe I’ll also send you a cuddly teddy bear to help you get over the Cacique nightmares. ๐Ÿ˜€


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