23 May 2006

Behold the Final 6 Bottles of Malibu Lime in the World!

In July 2003, whilst holidaying in the tropical paradise of Barbados I fulfilled one of my life's ambitions. I know I've mentioned I went snorkeling with sea turtles but this was far bigger than that. I went to the Malibu distillery! Having been on the island a few days I was already away of the hedonistic delights on an unheard of variety of Malibu, Malibu Lime. Same rum, just with lime instead of coconut. It has been kept so secret there are less than a handful of pages about it on the 'net and I've had to update the Wikipedia entry for it today. Strange really because it was very very good. Despite the high alcohol tax we bought a bottle before the tour and as we finished and sipped our complimentary freshly made Malibu Lime cocktail, they regrettably informed us that it was being discontinued that day! Why? The islanders loved it, the tourists loved it, the French were not fussed. Ah. It seems the only other place you could buy it was in clubs in France and they didn't take to it. We rushed back to the shop only to find that *all* the bottles had gone.

Over the following two years we nursed our final litre, reluctant to finish it off. Every holiday I would traipse around the off-licences looking in desperation for another bottle (well, that's not the only reason as I always bring back enough spirits to stun a baby elephant). After three years of pointless looking and no sight of it on the king of car boot sales, eBay, I struck gold! In a nice family run off licence in the capital of Kos I discovered the in the world! Correction, the last three bottles of Malibu Lime in the world :-) A quick spin of the bottle and all the writing on the back is in French - they don't know what they are missing! One bottle was devoured whilst in Kos and the other two are currently under 24 hour armed guard in my flat. One other shop had four more bottles (just down from Kosta's, the best kebab place in Kos in case you are thinking of flying out to get some), which means there are a confirmed seven bottles left in the world. Out of interest I wouldn't accept £100 for one of my remaining bottles!last six bottles of Malibu Lime

13 comments:

  1. Gordon & Judy Olson12 September 2006 at 03:38

    Sorry to debunk your myth of only six bottles of Malibu Lime - we have one also. We have been checking google and e-bay for remaining bottles of this wonderful stuff!. We have vacationed in Barbados for the past 15 years and would always bring home a case, drink it in a year and then buy another one the following year. We were shocked and appalled to discover after going back one year that it had been discontinued !! We also treasure our one remaining bottle. What were they thinking to discontinue such a great product????

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  2. Hello,

    My errr potential boyfriend is a huge fan of Malibu lime, and he still has like half a bottle that he's been keeping because he lvoes it so much. I would love to surprise him with a bottle of the precious stuff for his 25 birthday. Any idea where I can find it ? (oh and I live in France by the way... shame on my country for not liking the lime :) )!!

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  3. Hi,
    I have 4 bottles of Malibu with lime. After reading how rare it is and discontinued etc., I hardly dare open it! Is it really that good? Was going to give one as a gift for Christmas...now I am not so sure.

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  4. Hi Kate,

    I'd keep the two bottles for myself, give one to a very special friend and flog the final one to the desparate Cricri who posted above you! That way everyone wins! When i thought I was drinking the end of the last bottle, I waited until my birthday and I have some very special friends around. I'd certainly enjoy at least one bottle and savour the final one like a bottle of '52 Dom Perignon. Sorry my reply was after Christmas, too much travelling going on. Have a great New Year all of you!

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  5. PLEASE. I need to know where and if I can buy a bottle. I just unknowingly finished off the last of a bottle while hanging out at my ladys apartment after she stepped out. IT IS GOOD. She says she won't kill me.. YET. But I feel like crap for drinking it. Any ideas where I can find a bottle? Anyone willing to part with one for less than an arm and leg?

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  6. I just took my last sip and found out when in the caribbean last week that it was no more. If anyone comes up with any way to get it, PLEASE tell me. Malibu Lime ... RIP.

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  7. Hi, whilst on my honeymoon in Glasgow last september I came across a Somerfield Off Licence that sold Malibu Lime, I could not believe my luck as I've been searching high and lowfor it for years. Had I not have been travelling on the train I would have bought more than 2 bottles (one for my twin sister and one for myself). Alas they are no more. I am itching to go back to Glasgow again and get some more bottles - HOPEFULLY.

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  8. Hello

    This is a disaster - i ordered a case last year and now have 1 remaining bottle .. am desperate to find more please if anyone knows where i can find some would be extreemly grateful

    plus how annoying saw some in local supermarket last year - but didn't have enough money at the time went back week after no sign of it and now i know how rare it is i'm even more gutted

    boo hoo !!!!!!

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  9. Phew

    Managed to find 2 Half Full Bottles lurking at the back of the drinks cabinet .. phew that will help tide me over for a while .. But then what ??

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  10. I have just started a group on Facebook with a petition to get Malibu Lime back on the shelves. Anyone who is interested in joining, please do, and add your comments...
    I have a direct line to the Pernod-Ricard Management, and hopefully we will be able to gather enough people to be able to see this wonderful product gracing our bars again.

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  11. Do not be alarmed - Malibu Lime has not been discontinued. We were in Barbados in May 2007 and there were bottles available everywhere.

    I agree that it would be nice to find it available in Europe, but it is still available in Barbados.

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  12. Thanks for the update regarding Barbados Mark. I did receive an email in 2005 saying there were no plans to re-introduce Malibu Lime but they said they would pass on my comments. Maybe there has been a change of plan. Time to contact Pernod again...

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  13. 14 of my family are going to Barbados from middle of Feb. to middle of March. Chad, I will put in an order for you, o.k.???? Dianexoxox

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