No more Screech

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Unfortunately the brown liquid in the new labelled Screech bottle is not the real deal. It even states on the back label it is not Jamaican rum. It doesn’t taste or even smell like real rum.

I have been trying since last October to find out what happened to our famous Screech. The bottling company does not know what they are putting in the Screech bottles. The manager of NLC outlets has no idea what they are putting in Screech labelled bottles. The CEO of NLC has no idea what they are putting in Screech labelled bottles.

I have contacted several people about this issue. No one seems to know or care that there is no more real NFLD Screech.

The provincial finance department is responsible for NLC. They don’t know either. Who changed what goes in Screech bottle is anybodies guess.

The Screech-ins are a bygone event to welcome visitors to our proud province.


Peter King

Corner Brook



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  • Genny
    March 18, 2014 - 14:21

    I have been drinking Screech since i have been old enough to do so (probably earlier) and I found the same problem. It doesn't taste, smell or look the same. I brought my concerns to the attention of the liquor store staff in my area and they assured me it was the real deal. For those who water it down with soda, they probably wouldn't taste the difference but for the few of us who drink it with a few ounces of water or on ice, there is a big difference. My mix of choice is hot water (as a hot tottie) and the aroma of it is not nearly as strong as the original screech. I bought the last known bottle of the Limited Edition Screech during Christmas in Grand Falls last year. The original screech is a "dark, mouthwatering, take your breath away" rum, the new screech is so smooth that it can be drank straight without any mix. There is definately a difference!!

  • jim walsh
    March 18, 2014 - 11:33

    I would like to make a comment on the screech taste I purchased a bottle of screech last August and it wasn't screech I am drinking screech over 20 years I had one drink and I knew it wasn't right I returned the bottle to local NLC outlet where i bought it and told them the problem. I was given another bottle The outlet told me they would try and get to the bottom of the problem. I have checked back a few times and they said they never got anything back from NLC Something is wrong with the Screech

  • Bluestar
    March 18, 2014 - 11:26

    Check as they have a story which quotes an NLC official saying that the formula & process have not changed.

  • Mrs. P.
    March 18, 2014 - 11:05

    That SHOULD BE a bygone event !!!!