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barleywino Oct 24, 2012 11:05 AM

What liquor stores in SF have the best selection of whiskies? Thanks!

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    boris_qd RE: barleywino Oct 24, 2012 12:33 PM

    K&L, Cask and D&M all have something to recommend them. Slightly further a field Blackwell's is worth a look. If you're looking for American stuff (bourbon, rye etc.) the Healthy Spirits (15th and Castro) has a good selection.

    Best is hard to define.

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      barleywino RE: boris_qd Oct 24, 2012 01:01 PM

      Thanks, looking for American stuff!

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        DavidT RE: barleywino Oct 24, 2012 07:30 PM

        Definitely check out Cask (on 2nd Street, just off Market) for American whiskey.

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          johnq RE: DavidT Oct 24, 2012 07:51 PM

          Cask is definitely worth checking out, for whiskey and other spirits. But it's on 3rd St. between Market and Mission, not 2nd.

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            DavidT RE: johnq Oct 25, 2012 05:19 AM

            Yes, Cask is on 3rd Street. My bad!

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              barleywino RE: DavidT Nov 9, 2012 05:29 AM

              picked up some Charbay D&T aged. Anybody tried it? How does it compare with the unaged (which I originally wanted but they were out)?

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          zin1953 RE: barleywino Oct 24, 2012 08:41 PM

          All three -- K&L, Cask, and D&M -- have extensive selections of Bourbon, Rye and other American-made whiskeys, including EXCLUSIVE bottlings produced JUST for each store.

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            barleywino RE: zin1953 Oct 25, 2012 03:44 AM

            thanks all! guess I'll start with Cask...

      2. bobabear RE: barleywino Oct 24, 2012 10:43 PM

        I might also suggest Costco. They have interesting small batch producers that they feature and it seems to change fairly frequently and are VERY well priced. My husband has discovered new whiskeys, ryes and bourbons this way!

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          Robert Lauriston RE: bobabear Nov 9, 2012 08:33 AM

          Costco has only a handful of whiskeys at any one time.

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            ernie in berkeley RE: bobabear Nov 9, 2012 11:22 AM

            And there's a sale at Costco now. Most appealing is Lagavulin at $54, down from $67, one to a customer unfortunately.

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