Can I Bring Spirits to Grand Cayman?
“Can I bring spirits to Grand Cayman,” you ask? According to the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, visitors age 18 or over are allowed to bring in just one liter of alcohol, but Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits has everything you need.
Jacques Scott Wines & Spirits is known throughout the Cayman Islands for our vast selection of popular international name brand and hard-to-find wines and spirits. We have six convenient locations to serve you, but the quickest to get everything you need is to order online. Place an order before 3:00pm and we’ll deliver it free of charge to your home, office, yacht, villa, resort hotel, or anywhere on Grand Cayman.
Try the World’s Best Rums
Rum is made from sugarcane juice or molasses, a byproduct of sugar refining. While there are no specific “rum rules,” white and golden rums are ideal for cocktail mixing (think mojitos, Mai Tais and daiquiris) and for drinking neat, and the darker, more aged rums are typically reserved for sipping.
Here are several rums you should definitely try:
- Abuelo 12-Year-Old from Panama
This elegant, slightly smoky and rich sipping rum from Ron Abuelo of Panama is aged in whiskey barrels, which adds a distinct vanilla sweetness. It was awarded a Gold at the Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition in 2009, the year it was launched.
- Appleton Estate 21-Year Old from Jamaica
The Appleton Estate, established in 1749, has been receiving awards for its exceptional rums since the 1860s. To many rum aficionados, it is “the Rolls Royce of Rums.” The Appleton Estate 21-Year Old Jamaican Rum, which blends rum aged for at least 21 years, is among the best in the world.
- Flor de Caña 18 Year Old from Nicaragua
Flor de Caña 18 yearold is a well-aged expression from Nicaragua. It is full bodied and mellow, with notes of nuts, caramel, vanilla and spice, followed by a lingering finish. This rum was awarded Double Gold medals at the 2006 and 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
- Gosling’s Black Seal from Bermuda
The Gosling family began blending rum in the early 1800s. Black Seal, named for the black wax originally used to seal the bottles, is rich, spicy and well-balanced. It and ginger beer are the signature ingredients in Bermuda’s national “Dark ‘n’ Stormy” cocktail.
- Mount Gay Black Barrel from Barbados
Mount Gay Black Barrel rum is made from single column and double pot distilled rum. It is also finished in heavily charred bourbon barrels before being bottled. The palate has a creamy texture and, on the finish, you’ll find coffee beans and hints of chocolate. This rum was awarded a Gold medal for Pot & Column Still Rum at the 2020 World Rum Awards
The answer to your question, “Can I bring spirits to Grand Cayman?” is yes, but a very limited amount. When you’re ready to buy liquor and spirits on Grand Cayman, visit Jacques Scott Wine & Spirits where you’ll enjoy an incomparable selection and expert customer service.