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Nah, I think they do. There are a couple of chains in the burbs that seem to do well. I used to spend some time in the burbs of Chicago and Giordanos was my favorite. I could get a small and eat dinner all week.

Speaking of Chicago, and relevant to this thread, Binnys has some of the greatest selection of scotch I've every seen this side of the pond.

Seriously. I love the rare scotch room at the South Loop location. Even the non-rare selection at that store is amazing.
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SOMETIMES i SHOP HERE.
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Had no idea I subscribed to a semantics debate thread.

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Had no idea I subscribed to a semantics debate thread forum.

FTFY
post #4070 of 4254
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Another recent pickup (and another one I've never had before)


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@jcman311 I've got that Signatory / K&L Blair Athol too. Haven't opened it yet, though.

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It looks like a good one. Some whisky you can just tell it is going to be good. I bought 2 to drink one and to keep one.

This is very good. A little on the woody side, especially for a single malt. I find the used barrels takes a lot of the woody edge off the whiskey, but this one has it in droves, especially for it's age. Almost what you'd expect from a similarly aged bourbon.

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Price/value has always shifted around for different liquors as demand changes. Bourbon used to be the almost unquestionable value king, with stuff like Pappy sitting on shelves untouched at $55/bottle. Now it's ridiculous, even if you can find the good stuff. Scotch has been good QPR for the last couple years, but they're falling behind on demand now.

Rum has a pretty good value proposition these days, more premium offerings but it hasn't been smashed by huge global demand. Yet.


It's harder to find decent brandies in much of the US. You get the big brands, but nothing like the variety that's available in whisk(e)y.

I tried with brandy, just couldn't get into it like I could with whiskey. Not as much pronounced flavor that you get from a whiskey. As far as rum, I like Zafra 21 if you can find it at $40 a bottle, fucking aces, but I find the "premium rums" are just as expensive as the premium whiskey. Granted. they are on the shelf, but so are a lot of the premium single malts.
post #4071 of 4254
At least Vodka prices are going down the proverbial tubes. Can grab a bottle of Chopin for $22 these days.
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The price of scotch and even bourbon has sky rocketed. Time to invest in some bottles and flip in a few years.
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The price of scotch and even bourbon has sky rocketed. Time to invest in some bottles and flip in a few years.

Scotch is tricky. With a few notable exceptions the appreciation on it isn't near what you see from bourbon. And bourbon is just STUPID these days. Even this year's birthday bourbon will be a bitch to get your hands on, and when you do, you'll be lucky if you pay only slightly higher than retail. The time to buy was the past few years.
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I went to the liquor stores around me, knowing that Weller 12 and Birthday Bourbon had been released the day befpre. Apparently someone came through that day when they came in and bought EVERY CASE of both that came in to every liquor store.
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I went to the liquor stores around me, knowing that Weller 12 and Birthday Bourbon had been released the day befpre. Apparently someone came through that day when they came in and bought EVERY CASE of both that came in to every liquor store.

What a dick move to do that...
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I went to the liquor stores around me, knowing that Weller 12 and Birthday Bourbon had been released the day befpre. Apparently someone came through that day when they came in and bought EVERY CASE of both that came in to every liquor store.

This is why i go out of my way to cultivate a real relationship with my local liquor store and i try to give them as much of my business as possible. I won't say what this guy did was unscrupulous as this is America, and America is a capitalist country, so the faster this guy gets his profit, the happier he is. However, he knew this guy was a flipper and a "good" merchant will not do this.
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Recent pickup.

 

 

 

Anyone who reads some of my posts knows that I am a fan of Tomatin.  A great entry-level whisky that is starting to gain in other areas.  I hadnt seen this anywhere around me so when I did see it I snatched it right up.  Will report back when opened.  Label states lots of fruit.  Also, bottled at 46%.  Good stuff.

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I went to the liquor stores around me, knowing that Weller 12 and Birthday Bourbon had been released the day befpre. Apparently someone came through that day when they came in and bought EVERY CASE of both that came in to every liquor store.

That's fucking balls. I hate that shit. And you should probably talk to the owner about it, especially if you're in there spending all the time.
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Just had a tasting of :
Macallan Amber: words cannot describe what a swill this is. Shame they are getting destroyed by new owners.
Tomintoul 14 y.o." Mediciny, blah...
Mortlash Rare Old: Spicy and with substantial fire, simple Whiskey.
Glenfiddich 18 y.o.: Very special. Very perfumey nose, layered fruits, oak and buttery cake notes. Super Long pastry ice cream finish.My favorite..
Glenfaroles 21 y.o.: Sweet, smooth, citrus , orange peel. Shortish finish. Ok.

Japanese.

Nikka Pure Malt Red: Ordinary Whiskey nose. Smooth but with some fire. Fruity with long finish. Good at 40 Eur/bottle
Togouchi 12 y.o.: Motorcycle oil taste. Very old fashioned drink. Very smooth, but one-note drink. Very very oily on a palate.
Yamazaki Distiller Reserve: Smoky, salty, oaky. Regular Whiskey taste with a little bit of spiciness. Kind of blah. 70 Eur/bottle
Nikka From The Barrel: Herbal ,smoky nose. Taste is way too sweet, almost liqueur like drink. Very smooth, but too much sugar on the palate. 41 Eur
Hibiki Harmony: Herbal and salty , long finish with oak and cream. Unusual and pleasant taste for Whiskey. Overall Salty-sweet, but balanced. Interesting drink. Worth a try. 81Eur/bottle.
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I'm generally anti-NAS scotches, but one of my local spots lowered Talisker Storm down to $30. I couldn't pass it up at that price. Even if it's only average it's worth it.
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