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Suntory Whiskey?

bernalgirl Nov 21, 2006 04:14 AM

Does anyone know where to find the higher-end Suntory whiskeys in San Francisco or nearby? I'm looking to buy some as a present, and the Suntory website is useless on this count. I've tried K&L and BevMo. I'm not sure where the best whiskey shops might be, so thanks for any help.

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    orezscu RE: bernalgirl Nov 21, 2006 04:33 AM

    Give Draeger's a call. They have a deep collection of very high-end liquor and wine (I think the Menlo Park location is your best bet). This weekend I saw an 1806 Cognac for $5200 -- not exactly BevMo's territory.


    1. Atomica RE: bernalgirl Nov 21, 2006 01:47 PM

      I would check D&M on Fillmore. Higher end liquor store with a large selection of brandies and single malts, so maybe they have what you're looking for or can point you in the right direction.

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        bernalgirl RE: Atomica Nov 22, 2006 03:43 AM

        You know, I never even noticed they have hard alcohol. I'm always browsing the wines. Thanks for the tip, that's even convenient to Japan Town.

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: bernalgirl Nov 21, 2006 04:08 PM

        Japantown's probably the best place to find it.

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          bernalgirl RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 22, 2006 03:44 AM

          Anyone know of a liquor store there? I've never noticed one. But that's a good thought and I'll give a try.

        2. yimster RE: bernalgirl Nov 22, 2006 03:19 PM

          In the past I remember seeing it at the Japanese market on Post. If they do not have it they will know where to get it.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: yimster Nov 22, 2006 03:33 PM

            That's where I think I've seen it.

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            DavidT RE: bernalgirl Nov 22, 2006 03:49 PM

            Check with the John Walker Wine Shop (downtown on Sutter between Kearny & Montgomery).

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              Robert Lauriston RE: DavidT Nov 22, 2006 03:55 PM

              Their Web site lists one $100 bottle:


            2. sgwood415 RE: bernalgirl Nov 22, 2006 05:10 PM

              Give K&L a call too. They specialize in wine, but have a nice selection of spirits and have a focus on quality. There is one on 4th street near Townsend.

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                Robert Lauriston RE: sgwood415 Nov 22, 2006 05:13 PM

                She already tried K&L. Their inventory's searchable on their Web site.


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                DavidT RE: bernalgirl Nov 22, 2006 06:01 PM

                FYI, there was a discussion on Japanese whiskey on the Spirits board. This is the link:


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                  nora.daniel RE: bernalgirl Nov 23, 2006 03:01 AM

                  You might ask the bartender at Nihon on 14th/Folsom where you can find the nice bottles. They have a large selection of Suntory on their gargantuan whiskey list.

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