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barleywino Oct 24, 2012 11:05 AM

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

  1. bobabear 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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    1. re: bobabear
      Robert Lauriston Nov 9, 2012 08:33 AM

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

      1. re: bobabear
        ernie in berkeley 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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        boris_qd 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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        1. re: boris_qd
          barleywino Oct 24, 2012 01:01 PM

          Thanks, looking for American stuff!

          1. re: barleywino
            DavidT Oct 24, 2012 07:30 PM

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

            1. re: DavidT
              johnq 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.

              1. re: johnq
                DavidT Oct 25, 2012 05:19 AM

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

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                  barleywino 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)?

            2. re: barleywino
              zin1953 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.

              1. re: zin1953
                barleywino Oct 25, 2012 03:44 AM

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

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