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What does 1.75 liter bottle of Markers Mark cost in your City/State

rcspott Mar 24, 2012 05:28 PM

Just curious what people pay across the country for 1.75 liter Markers Mark.

We have state run liquors stores, might be a couple bucks cheaper if you were to catch it on sale which is never.

Bozeman, Montana $59.99

  1. Johnny Pastrami Aug 10, 2012 08:43 PM

    $30 at Costco / $35 at BevMo in Los Angeles.

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    1. re: Johnny Pastrami
      Ariadanz Aug 22, 2012 09:26 AM

      $39.99 in Delaware at Total Wine.

      By Comparison a 1.75L of Jack Daniels Black is $36.99
      Jack Daniels Green is $39.99 (someone explain that to me)
      Gentleman Jack is $46.99
      Wild Turkey 101 is $42.99
      Wild Turkey 81 is $39.99
      Knob Creek 100 is $59.99
      Woodford Reserve is $68.99
      Buffalo Trace is $47.99

      Did I mention no sales tax?

      1. re: Ariadanz
        budnball Aug 23, 2012 01:28 PM

        $35-39 at the local Bevmo in San Jose higher pricer for non club members

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      robky Jun 18, 2012 03:44 PM

      Wow some of those prices are STEEP! I live in Kentucky, the bourbon capital of the world, and I usually pay about $23.00 for 750ml, and about $35 or so for 1L. Of course, it's more expensive if you buy from Liquor stores, rather than discount outlets or drug stores.

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        ncyankee101 Jun 12, 2012 01:33 PM

        I just saw in an email from Owen's Liquors in Myrtle beach, SC - $39.99 on sale.

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          sakeandgin Jun 14, 2012 10:37 AM

          39.99 springfield, ma

        2. woodleyparkhound Jun 9, 2012 12:05 PM

          $44.99 at Outlet Liquors in Rehoboth Beach, DE. No tax.

          1. terrier Jun 4, 2012 11:21 PM

            Last week, $56 or thereabouts in the Washington state monopoly stores that hadn't yet sold out of it. This week, you'll pay between $70 and $75 after taxes at private stores in Seattle. Privatization has been a disaster here so far.

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              UncleLarry May 9, 2012 07:31 AM

              Regular Price in St Paul, MN for 1.75 is $34.34

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                The Big Crunch Apr 25, 2012 11:19 AM

                $43.75 in Bethesda, MD. Montgomery County controls all the liquor stores (and wholesaling) here, but I'm not sure that's the case anywhere else in MD.

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                  GraydonCarter Jun 13, 2012 08:23 PM

                  Reg $ 43.75 at the MoCo store in Germantown.

                  On Sale $36.99 5/30/2012 to 06/26/2012

                  Plus a 9% County Tax!!

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                  signofthefourwinds Apr 24, 2012 10:24 AM

                  Living in the Midwest, my friend and I have been having a discussion about the cheapest all around State to buy liquor. And believe me, we have done considerable research on the topic.

                  Considering OH, KY, MI, WI and IL, it seems like WI has the cheapest prices. Discount Liquor is a good example of all around good prices. See their ad here:

                  KY has cheap prices, but Ohio and MIchigan do not.

                  Some stores, like the Party Source across the Cincinnati border in KY, gives a 5% discount for a mix and match cases, which pretty much pays for the 6% sales tax.

                  Binny's in Chicago is cheap too on some things, except that you have to add in 10% sales tax if you purchase in the city.

                  California has never seemed cheap when I have looked at prices. I saw Green Chartreuse for $68 in SF, which you can get in KY for $55.

                  I'm interested in other people's thoughts / findings. Thanks,

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                  1. re: signofthefourwinds
                    ncyankee101 Apr 24, 2012 10:41 AM

                    Ohio is state run so not likely to have very good prices, I stopped in a store when I was up there a few weeks ago and the only thing I saw with a good price was Laird's 7 1/2 yr apple brandy for $25. .

                    California is privatized and prices can vary a lot. Hitime wine (where I just placed an online order) has both green and yellow chartreuse for $50. Their prices on some things are really good, such as Laphroaig 10 yr for $36, Redbreast 12 yr for $40, Bluecoat Gin for $18, and Campari for $19. On the other hand their price on laphroaig 18 yr is the highest I have seen, $120 - state-run PA has it for $60, and normal price is in the $80-100 range.

                    1. re: ncyankee101
                      signofthefourwinds Apr 25, 2012 09:39 AM

                      I'm curious to learn more about your mail order experience. Do you generally find it cost effective to order online and pay shipping rather than buy at your local store, or are there other benefits to ordering online?

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                        ncyankee101 Apr 25, 2012 10:00 AM

                        If the savings are enough to justify it, and you order enough to spread out the shipping, the savings can be huge - especially when you live in a state-controlled area with fixed prices, and limited selection of some things. My average shipping cost per bottle was $3.33 on my last order, and most of that was offset by not paying sales tax (though of course I will claim that later ;-)

                        In the past i got lagavulin 16 yr for $48 a bottle, it is $90 here.

                        Out of 12 items I ordered this time, only two are available in NC - i saved $11 on Campari and $9 on Bluecoat gin. If I had ordered laphroaig 10 yr the saving would have been $19 vs the price here, the savings on those three alone would have paid shipping for the entire order.

                        I also got several items not available here, after shopping several other sites -

                        El Tesoro 70th anniversary tequila $140 (for a friend I am splitting shipping cost with)

                        4 copas tequila $30 (same)

                        Muchote reposado tequila $25

                        Don Cuco repo sotol $31

                        beefeater 24 $19

                        Ron matusalem 15 yr rum $20

                        barbancourt pango rum $16

                        Alesmith speedway stout $11

                        and a couple of oddball closeout items I took a chance on, Dooley's toffee liqueur for $8 and la tradicion horchata liqueur for $7.

                    2. re: signofthefourwinds
                      rcspott Apr 25, 2012 09:21 PM

                      Signofthefourwinds. OK........., But what does a 1.75 liter of Makers Mark cost in your City/State?

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                        signofthefourwinds Apr 26, 2012 04:34 PM

                        Here in metro Detroit a 1.75 liter of Maker's sets me back $56.98. That's it! I'm moving!

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                      malibumike Apr 19, 2012 01:39 PM

                      I just bought my 1.75L for about $29 at costco, oxnard CA

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                        INDIANRIVERFL Apr 22, 2012 12:44 PM

                        Finally, a reason for me to move to California. $44 at ABC in Florida.

                      2. deet13 Apr 18, 2012 10:33 PM

                        The 1.75 L costs around $43 at my liquor store, down here in Florida.
                        A regular 750 ml bottle of MM runs about $25.

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                          SBackes Apr 17, 2012 03:50 PM

                          normally $52.99, currently on sale for $48.99 (PA)

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                            zin1953 Mar 30, 2012 05:53 PM

                            $33.98 @ Beverages, and more in California

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                              Maximilien Mar 29, 2012 11:54 AM

                              In Quebec, state monopoly:

                              750ml : $38

                              For 1.75 I assume it would go to about $80-ish.

                              All tax included.

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                                monopod Mar 29, 2012 08:29 AM

                                $48 (on sale) right now in Boulder, CO. $55 not on sale (but you can usually find it on sale somewhere).

                                1. rcspott Mar 26, 2012 05:49 PM

                                  I forgot to say no sales tax in MT...

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                                    imhungryletseat Mar 28, 2012 02:02 PM

                                    no sales tax, but 59.99..ouch

                                    the other store I go to in Huntington now has it on sale for 39.74

                                    I never realized Ca prices were that good; are they as good for all 'spirits'?

                                    1. re: imhungryletseat
                                      ncyankee101 Mar 28, 2012 02:23 PM

                                      it's hit and miss, judging by online retailers I shop (mainly hi-time wine in CA) - they are higher in general for Bourbon than the east coast, but cheaper on most things (with a few exceptions.) PA's sale prices make them very competetive with anyone in the US and I always grab a few things when I go up to visit.

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                                        tinnywatty Mar 29, 2012 11:59 AM

                                        CA liquor prices are generally pretty good, especially since liquor can be sold in grocery stores (unlike my birth state, Minnesota)- which means that you can use your club card/get grocery sales on the liquor they sell there. Ralphs, a grocery chain here, has a 30% off 6 750ml bottles deal that they run frequently (stocking most of the standard brands, not too many fancier or more rare labels), and apparently they can special order other bottles. I like to get my Cointreau there because it's $22 for a 750ml bottle.

                                        1. re: tinnywatty
                                          ncyankee101 Mar 29, 2012 12:12 PM

                                          I base my results on Cali prices on what I see at hitime wine, since they ship to my state - and MOST of their prices are excellent - it is the standard to which I compare prices when I am shopping online or planning a trip. (I am familiar with in-store prices in NC, PA, Atlanta and orlando). But there are a few that are way out of line - like Elijah Craig 18 yr Bourbon, which is $49 there but I can get in state-controlled NC for $40, $35 on sale.

                                          And though they have the best price I have seen on laphroaig 10 yr Scotch - $36 - the 18 year is $120, the highest I have seen. By contrast the regular price on laph 18 in state-run PA is $60, $55 on sale, and Merwin's in Minnesota has it for $68. In most other places it runs from $80-100. Hitime's price on Laph triple wood is $70, whereas I have seen it several other place for $55-60.

                                          Those of you who live in cali can most likely shop around for much better deals than we who can only order online. $22 for Cointreau is an amazing price, it is $35 here and the best I have seen elsewhere is $26-28. Even Hitime has it for $36, though oddly enough they sell a liter bottle for $33.

                                          1. re: ncyankee101
                                            tinnywatty Mar 30, 2012 08:39 PM

                                            Sounds like it definitely pays to shop around! I miss the days when you could check a bag for free on the airplane now.. if I purchase liquor in MN when I visit (where tax is always lower) I have to pay an extra $15-$25, which likely negates the savings :)

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                                      tinnywatty Mar 26, 2012 12:43 PM

                                      Wow. Here in Los Angeles it's $33.99 on sale at the megastore, $38-39 regular price. Currently not on sale at my favorite cheap place but I estimate that they might drop it to around $30.

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                                      1. re: tinnywatty
                                        estilker Mar 26, 2012 01:14 PM

                                        $38 here in Montreal, QC for a 750ml bottle. You guys in the States are incredibly lucky. :-)

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                                          imhungryletseat Mar 26, 2012 03:05 PM

                                          $41.77 for the 1.75 on sale in Smithtown LI NY

                                      2. StriperGuy Mar 26, 2012 06:42 AM

                                        Bot one on sale here in Boston for I think $39.99.

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                                          thatwhileifound Mar 25, 2012 09:37 AM

                                          Up in British Columbia, it costs me $35 for a 750ml.

                                          I miss living in the US.

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                                            calliope_nh Mar 25, 2012 07:58 AM

                                            New Hampshire State Liquor Store price: $47.99.

                                            1. sku Mar 25, 2012 07:23 AM

                                              You can view a lot of these on-line:

                                              $38 at Hi-Time in Costa Mesa, CA; $60 at K&L in Los Angeles.

                                              $40 at Binny's in Chicago.

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                                              1. re: sku
                                                bg90027 Apr 17, 2012 04:40 PM

                                                Huh, I was going to post that you must be wrong about K&L as I'm a regular shopper there and they don't even carry 1.75L bottles which is why whiskey is the one thing I don't buy from them. I went to verify that though and sure enough the 1.75 for $59.99 came up as a special order item. They carry the 750ml bottle for a much more reasonable $22. I guess they really just don't like selling 1.75 bottles! $60 certainly isn't reflective of the going rate for Makers Mark or in LA or of K&L's pricing in general though. I find them to be competitive on almost everything else.

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                                                xcorvis Mar 25, 2012 05:54 AM

                                                $47 at Surdyks in Minneapolis, MN (on sale this week for $37).

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                                                  ncyankee101 Mar 25, 2012 12:02 AM

                                                  $58.95 here in NC. $53 in PA. $42 at Total Wine in Orlando.

                                                  Looking forward to going to Orlando in July so I can finally try some Maker's 46 for $26, vs $39 here.

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                                                    RelishPDX Mar 24, 2012 06:16 PM

                                                    $54.95 in the state stores in Oregon.

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                                                      gbque Mar 24, 2012 05:41 PM

                                                      Holy moly man! 60 bones for makers 1.75? Sheesh, I feel lucky paying $34.99 for a 1.75... I've given up on makers since I've found buffalo trace for $23.00 per 750ml. Not as cheap but twice as good!

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                                                        rcspott Mar 24, 2012 06:03 PM


                                                        City or state?

                                                        1. re: rcspott
                                                          gbque Apr 17, 2012 01:18 PM

                                                          That's for here in green bay wi

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