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ISO Best Price?: Laphroaig 10 year old Islay Single Malt Whisky 750ml

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VivreManger Nov 3, 2010 06:28 AM

Anyone know where to find this scotch in Masschusetts at a good price. A few weeks ago I bought it in NH for about $32. Unfortunately it got drunk. I checked a store in western Mass, but their price was about $55-60. Does Costco in Waltham carry it? If so, any idea what the price might be?

  1. okra Nov 4, 2010 12:53 PM

    I saw it @ Cambridge Wine and Spirits for $44.99 today.

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    Cambridge Wine & Spirits
    202 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Cambridge, MA 02138

    1. StriperGuy Nov 3, 2010 01:54 PM

      Here it is online for $29.99. I have had stuff shipped to MA. Not sure if it is legal or not.

      http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku...

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        redelephant Nov 3, 2010 03:29 PM

        And I love the people that run K&L, including the staff at their retail store in SF (it's the only K&L that I've visited). But yeah, they are good people. With great knowledge/products/pricing. It's the whole shipping-to-MA thing that sucks and that I do believe is currently illegal.

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          VivreManger Nov 3, 2010 09:05 PM

          I think the sale price was about $32-33 and the regular price then was about $3 more. I assume that the price was state-wide. I happened to have gone to a store near Claremont, New Hampshire.

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        nickls Nov 3, 2010 01:50 PM

        The New Hampshire Liquor Store website now has it listed at $45, so you'll probably be doing well to find it for $50 around here.

        Of the places I frequent (Martignetti's, Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Liquor World, occasionally Marty's) Martignetti's tends to have the best prices in general. The one time I went to Atlas Liquors in Medford they had some low prices on certain things as well. Not sure about Laphroaig in particular.

        1. trufflehound Nov 3, 2010 01:26 PM

          That seems a great price. Was it on sale? I get Lagavulin for @ $65 in NH and Ashlnand and at Main St. wine and spirits.

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            redelephant Nov 3, 2010 10:06 AM

            at $32, maybe you could sell the extra seats in your car for NH liquor store trips and thereby offset the costs associated with driving up there. Like those buses of senior citizens that go to Canada for cheap prescription drugs. I think that happens. I've only seem that in the $50+ range at most the stores in Boston/Cambridge that I frequent.

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              ceo Nov 3, 2010 08:47 AM

              That's a reasonably widely-available Scotch, but I expect you won't find it as cheap in MA as in NH. The liquor store next to the Fresh Pond Whole Wallet has a good selection; I'd be surprised if they don't have it.

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                VivreManger Nov 3, 2010 07:53 AM

                The Waltham Costco does not carry Laphroaig. I am not surprised since that particular branch has limited liquor selection. In general it seems that Costcos in other parts of the country have better liquor departments.

                Marty's in Newton probably has this whiskey, but I am not optimistic about the price.

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