Finding Good Bourbon in LA
I'm flying to LA soon, and will be staying with a friend who's a bourbon enthusiast. Does anyone know of a liquor store with a selection of unusual (not necessarily rare or expensive) bourbons? A store that specializes in whiskey would be a plus.
near LAX there is a liquor store that is located in a tiny warehouse area.
it is called:
4935 McConnell Ave #21, Los Angeles, CA 90066
they are at the very back of the complex.
i've bought Gentleman Jack and Buffalo Trace from them.
iirc, i've seen Bulleit, and Eagle Rare there as well.
i like this store a lot, but be aware, they are not open as late as any of the chain retail operations.
It's hard to find any bourbon that's too unusual on the shelf these days, but your best bets (including those previously mentioned) are:
K&L in Hollywood
Hi-Time in Costa Mesa
Mission Liquors in Pasadena
Wine & Liquor Depot in Van Nuys
Beverage Warehouse in West LA
Wine House in West LA
Of these, I'd agree with Dapma that K&L and Hi-Time are really the top of the heap. K&L may be the only one that has special barrel selections made just for them, though Hi-Time could have them as well.
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have time to check out at least a couple of these places, so I should be able to find a good thank-you gift. Much appreciated.