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Scotch along 95

tdg Jun 17, 2013 11:17 AM

Hi all. I'm driving from Miami to Vermont, mostly on 95. I love single malt scotch. Wondering about any suggestions of places along the way where I can get either something hard to find elsewhere or a great price on a more common bottle. Basically, sometimes people comment on how bad or good the prices/selection are/is where they live. So, any tips or recs if I have access to most of the east coast?

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  1. MOREKASHA RE: tdg Jun 17, 2013 12:30 PM

    http://statelineliquors.com/ great for beer, not a scotch drinker but bourbon and not bad for that

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      The Big Crunch RE: tdg Jun 17, 2013 12:38 PM

      Stop off in Montgomery County, Maryland (it borders DC) for some great prices.


      1. rcb4d RE: tdg Jun 18, 2013 05:14 AM

        I can promise you this, do NOT stop in Virginia. We have neither a great selection nor a great prices in our state run stores. I can second the nod for Montgomery County, MD for great prices. I usually do some shopping there myself when heading north.

        1. davis_sq_pro RE: tdg Jun 18, 2013 12:40 PM

          Joyal's Liquors, right off of 95 in West Warwick, Rhode Island, has what I consider to be an exceptional selection of single malts.

          I'm not sure how up to date this list is, but it can give you some idea of what they stock:


          They have a really good selection of bourbons, ryes, and rums, too, including some I've never seen anywhere else.

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            EvergreenDan RE: davis_sq_pro Jun 18, 2013 04:09 PM

            That's an impressive list, even though the store isn't exactly on the way from Miami to VT ;)

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              rcb4d RE: EvergreenDan Jun 18, 2013 05:10 PM

              For the selection and price, it may be worth the going the long way. Not sure how the gas/booze savings breakdown shakes out.

              I'm tempted to pull off next week on my trip up to Cape Cod. That's easily better selection and pricing than I can find down there. Plus, there's a Dunkin' Donuts next door, so the kids won't complain about waiting while I shop.

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                davis_sq_pro RE: EvergreenDan Jun 19, 2013 06:25 AM

                Ah, just mapped it. I didn't think about how far east 95 goes once you get past NYC. Oh well -- the request was for places on 95, so at least I'm kinda-sorta on target :-)

            2. JMF RE: tdg Jun 19, 2013 05:14 AM

              If you go through New Hampshire the state run liquor stores can have some amazing prices. You can get stuff at retail that is less than what liquor stores in other states pay wholesale.

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                OldFashionedWhiskey RE: tdg Jun 22, 2013 04:47 PM

                I like Total Wine in Cherry Hill NJ. Very large selection. Good prices, but their Scotch prices seem to have increased in the last 6 months. You can look their prices up online. www.totalwine.com

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                  biondanonima RE: OldFashionedWhiskey Jun 25, 2013 01:49 PM

                  I was just going to suggest Total Wine in Norwalk, CT - the prices at the CT store are quite a bit lower than they are in NJ. I just did a comparison, actually, because I wanted to buy a few bottles of Scotch and the CT store was a good bit cheaper on everything I wanted (The Dalmore 12, Edradour 10, Aberlour 12).

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                    OldFashionedWhiskey RE: biondanonima Jun 25, 2013 06:17 PM

                    Good to know. I will try to stop in next time I'm in CT. Sales tax is slightly lower as well (by 0.65%).

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