Suggest you visit El Catador....they stock exquisite cognacs.... The Remy Martin XO is $14,500 pesosHello All,
Recently, I no longer needed to take medications that prevented me from drinking alcohol for 30 years! Yay! To celebrate I ordered a pewter flask made in Sheffield, England.
I really like the Cognacs and would like to find a small bottle of Remy Martin XO. But that appears to be a "no go." La Sirena has a bottle of VSOP for RD$ 4,000 and Mercado Nacional for RD$ 5,000.
a. First question: My take is that there are no specialty liquor stores in this country. It's what you see: colmados, La Sirena, etc. So is there a best place in Sto. Dom. to buy liquors, specifically Cognacs?
b. How about shipping from the U.S. Is that doable? Any taxation even if less than $200.00.
c. And then there's the fear that I'm going to buy a fake bottle with real methyl alcohol (e.g. blind and dead).
d. I will fly to Berlin in August. Maybe I should buy something at the airport?
Thank you! Prost! Cheers!
It is what is. Thanks for letting know its cheaper in other places. Thats very helpful.Thanks for letting us know that when buying Cognac in a Supermarket in the DR you get robbed.............
Yesterday I did go to Club Arturo Fuente. I was expecting 2 or 3 Cognacs at most. Wow! In the liquor menu section titled Cognac/Amanac/Brandy there were 14! Grab a snifter of Remy Martin Louis XIII for RD$ 134,500. On your way in, grab an Arturo Fuente gas lighter for RD$45,000. You've now spent around RD$ 200,000 and you've still to buy your cigars and food. I'm still finding my way with Cognacs. I have now compared Remy Martin with Hennessey VSOP. I prefer the Remy Martin. I find it sweeter and smoother. The Club has Remy Martin XO for RD$ 1750, so sometime I'll try that to find out if investing in a bottle is really worth it or not. Hennessey VSOP costs 560 and Remy Martin 500. I don't remember the brand but they had a VS for 350. Wow! You've got a wide range of samples right here, I'm sure more than you will find in many places in the U.S. The liquor menu consists of 4 large fairly small print pages. The wine selection is very weak compared to what it could be. BTW, at La Sirena/Duarte a new bottle of Hennessey showed up for RD$ 3,300.00. It is VS. Interesting!I will be very surprised if they do not have good Cognac..........