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Bhm - Where do you buy your spirits?

Dax May 15, 2012 01:36 PM

I understand that the minimum pricing is set by ABC in Alabama, right? With that said, are there any particular area liquor stores that have great selections of quality bourbons, whiskey and/or scotch? I know that ABC carriers a number of call brands, but not really high ones and you have to order a whole case for other items not on their price chart?

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  1. sheilal RE: Dax May 16, 2012 08:00 AM

    I always use the state store. But it probably depends on the WHICH state store that you go to (e.g. choose a Mtn Brook one over a Roebuck one). I saw a Pappy 20 year recently on the shelf (it was a first!). But they routinely have Makers Mark, Knob Creek & Bookers. Admittedly, I'm a fairly recent bourbon convert, so maybe these aren't high-end enough for you?

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      Dax RE: sheilal May 17, 2012 01:02 PM

      I'm actually looking for scotch so the mtn brook abc is a good idea. But bookers and basil hayden are higher end bourbons I like. Now if they were just not so expensive here. Thanks sheilal!

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        G200 RE: Dax May 17, 2012 07:03 PM

        Sorry for the thread derailment, but I simply don't buy here. I go to Atlanta. I've never found specialty spirits here that I've sought. And the prices?!!!!

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      meat4dinner RE: Dax May 19, 2012 05:00 PM

      Greens in ATL
      Richey's in Pensacola

      That's all you need to know. For liquor and beer selections. ABC board makes it near impossible to get large quantities of top shelf liquor in this state.

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        Big Daddy RE: meat4dinner May 22, 2012 08:49 AM

        You hit my two favorite places.

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          Mediumgoof RE: Big Daddy Jun 6, 2012 08:03 PM

          Thought I'd be snarky and say "Atlanta" but two of you beat me to it! Greens, for sure. But if anyone has a local suggestion, it'd be nice to tide us over here.

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            Sid Post RE: Big Daddy Jun 17, 2012 12:48 PM

            Liquor prices in Alabama are outrageous. I can buy a 1.75L bottle of bourbon in Arizona for less then what a 0.5L costs anywhere in Alabama.

            Pritchard's Rum made about 30 minutes North of me here in Alabama costs half as much in Arizona.

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