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Old Potrero Rye Whiskey: any in bars?

silverlakebodhisattva Jan 19, 2008 07:05 PM

Anyone seen this (any of the three types, 18th Cent., 19th Cent. or "Hotaling's") at any LA bar other than 7-Grand?

  1. doctorbyday Nov 14, 2008 05:36 PM

    They have both Old Potrero (19th C) as well as Maytags gins (Junipero & Genevieve) at the new Fathers Office in Culver city off of Helms and Washington Blvd.

    Note: FO won't make any drink with it. Or anything, really, that hasn't been designated on the menu. Bogus.

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      takeshi21 Jul 29, 2008 03:04 PM

      Yes. The York in Highland Park carries Old Potrero. I can't remember if it's the 18th Century or 19th Century variety, though.

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        JeMange Jul 29, 2008 04:18 PM

        I was just going to mention the York. Plus The Short Stop in Echo Park serves Old Overholt, Sazerac and at least one other kind of rye.

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        Vic Arpeggio Apr 23, 2008 01:12 AM

        Huzzah! I just found a bottle of it at Beverage Warehouse in Mar Vista (my neighorhood liquor store) today. $54/bottle. Ain't cheap-- but man, it's good. It's the first time I've seen it anywhere in over a year-- and I've been looking.

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          doctorbyday Nov 14, 2008 05:39 PM

          REALLY?! It's 65 bucks at Wally's in LA. Maybe I should relocate...hmmm.

        2. rlic80 Jan 29, 2008 11:24 AM

          I can't say for certain, but The Daily Pint in Santa Monica has a huge selection of all types of Whiskys. There are probably 40+ options to choose from, so if you're on the westside, check it out.

          Daily Pint
          2310 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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            Gilgamesch Feb 11, 2008 07:43 AM

            I know Saddle Peak Lodge carries Potrero as well as Junipero Gin, which is made by the same people

          2. bodie Jan 29, 2008 11:19 AM

            Bowery Bar has it. Not sure but assume 7 Grand would too.
            It is not all that rare. It is made by the folks at Anchor Steam so, there is a chance that if your watering hole of choice has Anchor Steam, they may carry Potrero as well.

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              AlabasterDisaster Jan 27, 2008 09:21 AM

              Ever since 7 Grand turned me onto rye Manhattans I have been looking for Rye in other bars, I can't find it anywhere and you'd be surrised at what I've been offered instead (Canadian Club at one place.) it is shocking at how little most bartenders know about whiskey/rye but they can all make an appletini..

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                SauceSupreme Jan 27, 2008 01:56 PM

                Both Hungry Cat and Bowery stock rye and make great Manhattans, though I still prefer mine with whiskey.

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                  silverlakebodhisattva Jan 28, 2008 07:05 AM

                  Goin' OT a little bit here, but apparently Canadian blends often have at least some rye component to 'em, and it's not that unusual, I've found, for bartenders of the boomer/post-boomer vintage to think this is what's meant by "rye"; after all, there's PROBABLY no straight rye on their back-bar. Bet all the bartenders in question could mix you a "Sexual Innuendo, and a mango-kiwi Double Entendre ", though. . .

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                    SauceSupreme Jan 28, 2008 10:42 AM

                    I'm noticing a lot more sazerac on the back bar. Rye and bourbon have been making a comeback but it might take a while for it to trickle down to your average bar.

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                  Vic Arpeggio Jan 26, 2008 01:22 PM

                  I have not. Criminy, I can't find it in any liquor stores either. Just the 18th Century Spirit, which is kind of rough.

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                    PurpleTeeth Jan 27, 2008 11:20 AM

                    I believe that Topline Wine in Glendale has Old Potrero

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                      Diana Jan 28, 2008 11:11 AM

                      I called them, they do..about$60 a bottle

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                        silverlakebodhisattva Jan 29, 2008 10:28 AM

                        Last time I looked at Topline, they only had the 18th Cent., which is the "cask-strength", and is probably a little too close to moonshine for my tastes (though I've never had it).

                        I was hoping to find a bar/restaurant, where, with a designated driver in tow, I could maybe get myself a "rye flight" of all three of the Old Potreros. It'd have to be half-shots, though, or they'd need a gurney to get me out, I suspect.

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                          silverlakebodhisattva Feb 10, 2008 09:14 AM

                          Well, found the 18th Century atr Ocean Ave. Seafood. Makes an interesting Manhattan; can't imagine drinking it straight without something to cut the roughness just a bit, 'cause otherwise it's a bit like drinkin' dragster gas. . .

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                            lar ren May 22, 2010 05:19 PM

                            delicious food and old portrero in the bar, enjoy.

                            New Moon Restaurant
                            2138 Verdugo Blvd, Montrose, CA 91020

                      2. re: Vic Arpeggio
                        will47 May 23, 2010 01:14 PM

                        Doesn't Bevmo usually stock it?

                        Have also seen it at Topline, as others have mentioned.

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                          silverlakebodhisattva May 24, 2010 03:17 PM

                          The 19th Cent is also back at K&L, and so I've got a home bottle for medicinal use. I'm still hoping to run across it with "mixology" going on. I'm guessing the 18th Cent. makes a mean Vieux Carre...

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