The Rumelier's Favourite Beach Bars in the Turks and Caicos Islands
During his free time The Rumelier is lucky to be able to visit some great bars in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. Below are some details about his favourite bars.
Of course these bars have to have a good selection of rums to qualify as a favourite bar!! 

A Friendly Smile from Da Conch Shack.
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Horse-Eye Jacks
Horse Eye Jacks is as original as it's name suggests. This restaurant and bar is nestled amongst several Casuarina Trees right on the beach, near the entrance to Blue Hills. The property consists of a kitchen, designed in the old Caribbean style, with an outside B-B-Q, along with a huge Tiki style bar and two separate palm thatched dining rooms that sit alongside a huge wooden deck. All the buildings overlook  the shallow turquoise blue waters inside the distant waves breaking over the coral reef.  
This is the perfect place to chill out and relax whether you are on vacation or just stopping for a quick one on the way home. 

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Horse Eye Jacks is the perfect location for hosting parties and weddings. Live bands play regularly on the outside deck.

Once a month there is a very popular "Full Moon Party", a highlight of the local social calender.

The Dining Room at Horse Eye Jacks.
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Horse-Eye Jacks

Premium Rum Menu

Appleton Estate Extra 12 Year Old - Jamaica $9

Intense, complex, perfect blend of rums not less than 12 years old.

Bacardi 8 - Bahamas $11

Eight year old rum finished in sherry barrels for a very unique flavour.

Bambarra Reserve 8 Year Old - Turks and Caicos $8:50

Extremely smooth, with strong vanilla and oak notes, best on the rocks.

Bambarra Trouvadore 15 Year Old - Turks and Caicos $12

A wonderful blend of the finest, select, aged Caribbean rums, limited release.

Barbancourt Reserve du Domaine 15 Year Old - Haiti $12

Sugar cane juice rhum, aged in large French oak vats.

Botran Añejo 12 Year Old - Guatemala $10

Distilled at sea level and aged 7600 feet up in the Guatemalan mountains.

Captain Morgan Private Stock - Puerto Rico $7:50

A rich, dark, full bodied version of the classic Captain.

Chairman's Reserve - St.Lucia $8:50

Very smooth blend of small pot and column still rums.

El Dorado 12 Year Old - Guyana $11

A Classic rich, thick, heavy, chewy, blend of Demerara rums.

Flor de Cana Grand Reserve 7 Year Old - Nicaragua $12

Easy drinking light bodied molasses based rum from a five column still.

Myers's Legend 10 Year Old - Jamaica $12

Dark brown, heavy, ten year old rum from Jamaica.

Vizcaya Cask 21 - Dominican Republic $14

Complicated blend of old, light rums produced in the Cuban style.

Zacapa 15 Year Old - Guatemala $14

Beautifully smooth blend of aged rums made from sugar cane syrup.

Horse Eye Jacks from the Beach.
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Oldstyle Bathroom at Horse Eye jacks.
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The Walkway into Horse Eye Jacks.
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View from the Bar at Horse Eye jacks.
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The waves can be seen breaking over the distant coral reef.

Da Conch Shack and Rum Bar

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Da Conch Shack's Rum Bar is one of the most popular bars for rumaholics.

A View of the Beach at the Conch Shack.
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  • Da Conch Shack is one of Providenciales best seafood restaurants.
  • Fresh conch is pulled right ouf the water to be prepared for the best conch dishes on the Island.
  • Aswell as conch, they serve grouper, snapper, shrimp and lobster.
  • There is also an amazing curry chicken.
  • A great selection of premium rums at the "Rum Bar".
  • Whisky drinkers are converted daily.
  • Sit back with their infamous rum punch or a pina colada.
  • Sit at one of the beachside tables or indoors next to the kitchen.
  • Watch the conch being fished out of the sea and being cleaned infront of you.
  • Listen to the waves breaking on the beach right infront of your eyes.

Specialty Rum List- Top Shelf, served neat with ice.


 

Da Conch Shack's Premium Rum Menu

Atlantico Private Cask from the Dominican Republic

A complex aging in various oak barrels produces a unique, very smooth rum.

Admiral Rodney from St.Lucia

A heavily oaked rum that leaves a lingering strong bourbon, caramel finish.

Appleton Estate 12 Year Old from Jamaica

Full bodied Jamaican style rum blended from 12 to 18 year old rum stocks.

Appleton Estate Master Blender's Legacy from Jamaica

A true classic rum produced to celebrate three generations of Appleton Master Blenders.

Angostura 1824 from Trinidad & Tobago

The premium rum from Angostura. Notes of vanilla, and molasses make for a complex but smooth rum.

Angostura Single Barrel Reserve from Trinidad & Tobago

Special blend of rare stocks of rum. Caramel and molasses flavours make for a great dessert rum.

Bacardi 8 from the Bahamas

Fine rum from the last stocks of the now closed distillery in Nassau, Bahamas.

Bacardi Reserva Limitada from Puerto Rico

Formally a family secret, aged in lightly charred barrels from 10 to 16 years.

Bambarra 8 Year Old Reserve from the Turks & Caicos Islands

Award winning local favourite rum. Hints of oak, vanilla and caramel make for an easy sipping rum.

Chairman's Reserve from St. Lucia

Double distilled pot still rum with flavours of vanilla and spices.

Cruzan Single Barrel from the US Virgin Islands

Cruzan's flagship 12 year old rum, given an extra maturation in a single barrel.

El Dorado 15 Year Old from Guyana

A real classic Demerara rum from S. America, rated as one of the world's finest rums.

Flor de Cana Centenario 18 Year Old from Nicaragua

Slow aged in small oak barrels. Light bodied, easy drinking, Central American original.

Matusalem Gran Reserva from the Dominican Republic

Former Cuban company now in exile, produce this fine honey flavoured Solera aged rum.

Mount Gay Extra Old from Barbados

The oldest rum company combine pot and column still marques to produce this superbly fine rum.

Pyrat XO from Anguilla

Strong citrus blend of flavours make this an ideal entry to the world of sipping rums.

Vizcaya VXOP Cask 21 from the Dominican Republic

Pure cane juice, very smooth Cuban style rum. Produced using the Solera method of aging.

Zacapa 23 Year Old from Guatemala

Rated as the best rum in the world for many years. Solera aged from 6 to 23 years.

Compiled by Bob Davies, The Rumelier. Visit his website @ www.therumelier.com for more information about Caribbean rums.

A Rum Punch and a Conch Shell at the Conch Shack.
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Cocktails



Watch the water change colour (is it the rum?) as you sip a smooth, mellow rum unlike anything you have tried before. Enjoy it like a fine wine. Scotch drinkers are converted daily. Or just sit back with their infamous rum punch or a pina colada.
Don't leave until you try some rum, the drink of the islands.
This is the perfect "island experience" for visiting tourists. The idilic beachside location, combined with the freshest seafood and of course you cannot forget to indulge in the rum experience. This is a real taste of the Caribbean.
A must visit for all tourists looking to relax and enjoy themselves while visiting the "Islands".


Locals passing by Da Conch Shack.
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Da Conch Shack and Rum Bar is the ideal location to just chill, enjoy the views of the distant reef and the passing pelicans, as you sip on a rum punch or a premium rum.
This restaurant is very popular with tourists, as it has a local feel to it and it gives them a real taste of the islands. Most of these tourists come to taste the fresh conch salad, which is made with fresh conch taken right of the sea and cleaned before their eyes. Other conch dishes and seafood dishes are also available.
Combine these dishes with a good glass of your favourite rum and it doesn't get much better than this. Sit and relax on old Autralian Pine logs ,or on one of the wooden benches in the sand, while the kids chase lizards, paddle in the clear water or look for shells on the beach.  Either way this is a must visit location if you wish to relax and wind the long hot afternoon away.

Da Conch Shack Bambarra Rum Bar.
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Former Manager JD Shows off his Bar.

The Rum Bar is right on the beach in Blue Hills.
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Mini-Rumeliers visiting the Rum Bar for a soda.

Even the View from the Bathroom is Beautiful!!
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A Friendly Local at the Conch Shack.
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Froggies on da Beach

coming soon......

Froggies on da Beach, Wheeland.
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Froggies Beach.
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