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Latinpig Mar 29, 2013 08:23 AM

Is anyone aware of a commerce corner for spirits. There are many places to go to buy/sell/trade wine. Anything for Spirits?

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    zin1953 Mar 31, 2013 05:21 PM

    The laws governing the two are very different, and some places that *can* ship wine canNOT ship spirits . . . so, for example and depending upon where you live, K&L may ship to you

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    1. re: zin1953
      ncyankee101 Apr 11, 2013 11:03 PM

      Zin - the weird thing about K&L is they told me the can't ship spirits to NC - even though I have had no trouble with orders from other Cali retailers (Hi-Time, Morewines.com) as well as several other states.

      1. re: ncyankee101
        rcb4d Apr 12, 2013 03:56 AM

        I can't get K&L to ship me wine or spirits in VA. I had to get wine order shipped to me on vacation in NC once, because they had something no one else did. Likewise, I have no problem with folks like Hi-Time; they just shipped out a spirits order to me last night.

    2. rcb4d Apr 1, 2013 04:55 AM

      Not sure what you mean by commerce corner - a place where individuals can buy/sell/trade spirits amongst themselves? Again, the limitations are largely governed by shipping laws, which are a nightmare to navigate. Moreover, the laws in my state (VA) don't allow me to ship any alcoholic beverages to others.

      Your best bet would be to find, or create, such a group locally where you can exchange the bottles in person.

      I think someone here (JMF? Evergreen Dan?) has hosted parties where folks split up and share bottles of sparsely used, rare, or weird spirits (say pine needle eau de vies, Galliano or amaros) to defray the cost of trying new and unusual drinks.

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      1. re: rcb4d
        EvergreenDan Apr 11, 2013 04:52 PM

        Yes, I organized an ingredient swap party. Those who came where pretty happy. I still have some Thyme liqueur, for example, that I got there.

        The idea was to share bottles, rather than liquidate rare bottles.

      2. JMF Apr 2, 2013 10:40 AM

        Since ebay stopped alcohol sales a few months ago I have been looking for a place to sell some of my rarer bottels of spirits. No luck so far and I have asked a lot of folks in the spirits industry.

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          sku Apr 12, 2013 09:27 AM

          I'm intrigued. What are your rare spirits?

          1. re: sku
            JMF Apr 12, 2013 12:01 PM

            things like AH Hirsch 19 & 16, original Tanqueray Malacca, and a few other things.

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