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Old Potrero Rye Whiskey: any in bars?

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: Vic Arpeggio

      I believe that Topline Wine in Glendale has Old Potrero

      1. re: PurpleTeeth

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

        1. re: Diana

          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.

          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

            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. . .

            1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

              delicious food and old portrero in the bar, enjoy.

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        2. re: Vic Arpeggio

          Doesn't Bevmo usually stock it?

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

          1. re: will47

            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...

        3. 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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          1. re: AlabasterDisaster

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

            1. re: AlabasterDisaster

              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. . .

              1. re: silverlakebodhisattva

                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.

            2. 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.

              1. 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.

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                1. re: rlic80

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

                2. 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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                  1. re: Vic Arpeggio

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

                  2. 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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                    1. re: takeshi21

                      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.

                    2. 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.