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Ariki Noa Noa

2021-11-12 23:53:37 UTC

Island: Tahiti

Ariki Noa Noa

Tahitian Import Export 

They sell liquor in bulk and at discounted rates. You can buy a 10L drum of tasty rum for $160/drum. There is no additional cost for the container. They only accept cash, but there is a Banco Socredo right next to their building.

  Location is Zone Industrielle del la Punaruu.  
Even though the containers look exactly alike (blue 10L drums) and they both have stickers, the rum inside and the cost is different when comparing Ariki Noa Noa to Tamure Rhum. The Ariki Noa Noa rum is smoother and does not have the typical bite that "Rhum" offers and you will save about $15-$20 per drum if you purchase at Ariki Noa Noa. Of course, it is not as convenient as Tamure Rhum which is located near Carrefour, but it is worth the drive for better tasting and cheaper rum

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