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AVB
09-26-2009, 06:15
All the Van Winkle products except for the 12 yo are not listed any longer by the PLCB. Gone are the 23, 20, 15 and Rye.

Way to go PA! You sure know how to screw things up. I mean if the largest liquor buyer IN THE WORLD can't list some of the best bourbon available I guess that means more for the rest of you and that I'll be shopping out of state.

gothbat
09-26-2009, 09:16
Never mind the fact that the 12 is listed at $49.99 now... Even when the other products were listed in their catalog I can't even remember the last time that they were actually in stock anywhere.

LewBryson
09-29-2009, 11:51
Just talked to Kris Comstock at Trace about this last week:

"There is no Van Winkle in stock at the PLCB warehouse. We are finishing
up bottling this month. Pappy 15, 20 and 23 are special order items in
PA. Your friend should be able to order some next month at his local
store, however, it will take a few weeks for them to get it in."

Much as I HATE to stick up for the PLCB, especially in matters related to their crappy bourbon selection policies...

Cheers.

AVB
09-29-2009, 13:39
Since the code numbers that the PLCB uses are no longer on the website they will have to be reinstated before anyone in PA can special order Van Winkle product. We'll see.

burghguy
10-02-2009, 13:25
Is it just me or has the PLCB also dropped much of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection? If so that would be tragic. Although the price is usually fairly high at least you would get an opportunity to buy some of the better bourbons without having to go out of state. I can not wait for government control of my health care!!

fricky
10-02-2009, 14:25
If the Pappy van Winkle bourbons are listed as special liquor order (SLO), the PLCB store will probably have to order more than 1 bottle from their vendor. Typically, SLO items have a 6 bottle minimum and some are 12. A few examples are: Four Roses Single Barrel, Small Batch, and "Yellow Label" are SLO and require ordering 6 bottles, 12 Yr Elijah Craig has a 12 bottle minimum, and Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit has a 6 bottle minimum. I don't know if a store will order 6 bottles, if a person only wants one?

callmeox
10-02-2009, 14:41
I believe that those quantities are case lots. If so, then you should be able to order BTAC in lots of three.

fricky
10-02-2009, 16:00
Unfortunately, none of the BTAC products are listed in the PLCB Product Catalog.

AVB
10-02-2009, 17:09
The Stagg was there last week when I looked it up but now it's gone. Still a few bottles of Eagle rare 17 left in the state, no Handy, one bottle of Weller and no Sazerac. The new batch hasn't hit yet and probably won't until the end of the month. Most were $52 last year in PA but I see where Binny's is asking $64 for this years batch. If that is the norm then a 20% increase in price is a bit much.

snakster
10-09-2009, 07:26
I guess that means more for the rest of you and that I'll be shopping out of state.

But that would be illegal. :rolleyes:

cowdery
10-09-2009, 08:25
No one hates the PLCB more than Lew Bryson, Managing Editor of Malt Advocate. He has a blog (http://noplcb.blogspot.com/) dedicated to its abolition. Of particular interest is a recent post (http://noplcb.blogspot.com/) about the PLCB prosecuting consumers for bringing liquor purchased out of state into Pennsylvania without "following proper protocol."

I'm sure no one here has ever done that.

PAspirit1
10-09-2009, 14:56
No one hates the PLCB more than Lew Bryson, Managing Editor of Malt Advocate. He has a blog (http://noplcb.blogspot.com/) dedicated to its abolition. Of particular interest is a recent post (http://noplcb.blogspot.com/) about the PLCB prosecuting consumers for bringing liquor purchased out of state into Pennsylvania without "following proper protocol."

I'm sure no one here has ever done that.

I am posting for PAspirit and as his attorney I am advising him to pour another Dickel #12, I mean plead the fith.

snakster
10-09-2009, 15:00
No one hates the PLCB more than Lew Bryson, Managing Editor of Malt Advocate. He has a blog (http://noplcb.blogspot.com/) dedicated to its abolition. Of particular interest is a recent post (http://noplcb.blogspot.com/) about the PLCB prosecuting consumers for bringing liquor purchased out of state into Pennsylvania without "following proper protocol."

I'm sure no one here has ever done that.

Absolutely not. I have never gone to that big store on Naamens Road in Delaware. I have never gone to Phillips wines in Stockton NJ. Nor have I gone to certain popular liquor stores in NY. Never. Not once.