Sidebar: Tortuga Rum Punch
Tortuga has been family owned and operated since 1984, which means the company is fast approaching its 30th anniversary. A purveyor of fine rums, cakes and quality products, Tortuga is the largest retailer in the Cayman Islands with 13 locations offering unique shopping experiences.
Tortuga treasure hunt
This summer might be the ideal time to go on a Tortuga treasure hunt, particularly when the treasure to be won is an incredible country music cruise on the Holland America Eurodam in January 2014. All you have to do is spend $25 at any of the Tortuga shops and you have a chance to win a prize worth $10,000. It includes a veranda suite on the cruise (featuring award-winning performers Vince Gill, Kenny Rogers, Ronnie Milsap, Patty Loveless and many more), airfare and limousine transfer. The best news is that you can enter as many times as you like!
“X” marks the spot everywhere from JD Liquors in West Bay to Tortuga Fine Wine and Spirits on North Sound Road, Owen Roberts International Airport, downtown George Town and even Mary Lou’s on Cayman Brac.
Each location has its own vibe. The shop on North Sound Road is also home to the Tortuga factory, and so is usually a hive of activity where locals stop by for a Tastee patty (or 12) and visitors sample the world-famous Tortuga Rum Cake as they decide on their duty-free purchases to take home.
JD Liquors and Mary Lou’s have that friendly, easy neighbourhood atmosphere, while the stores in town are usually popular with cruise ship passengers or office workers picking up a nice bottle of wine.
And of course there’s the airport – a perfect stop for buying duty-free and great gifts for friends and family you’re off to visit. Don’t forget your passport, your boarding pass and your rum cake!
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Don’t forget that there are wine tastings every Friday at the Greenery and Governors Square locations where the helpful staff members such as sommelier Massimo Consolini can answer all your wine-related questions and give you helpful advice on wine pairings for that upcoming special dinner you may be planning.
There are also loyalty cards now on offer where when you buy 10 Tortuga Rum Cakes, you get one free! Give the free one as a gift to a loved one, or keep it to yourself. After all, who could blame you? Those cakes are a little piece of heaven on earth.
Go on a Tortuga treasure hunt over the summer and make your purchases to enter that fabulous cruise competition. You have until mid-November – good luck!