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mcer
07-27-2010, 07:51
Hi folks!!

I live in MI and my access to scotch whiskey is very limited and some times very expensive.

Since I travel a lot for work I was wondering if you could share your favorite places to find good scotch at a decent price.

Thanks, Rene'

sku
07-27-2010, 09:20
Where do you travel?

There are many great on-line retailers that have Scotch. Two of the best are:

Binny's www.binnys.com (http://www.binnys.com)
Hi-Time Wine www.hitimewine.com (http://www.hitimewine.com)

ThomasH
07-27-2010, 10:08
Shoppers Viineyard in New Jersey has some decent scotch too. Also, depending on how close to Detroit you are, cross the bridge or go through the tunnel to Canada and check out the duty free stores. They sometimes have some nice duty free only bottles!

Thomas

mcer
07-27-2010, 10:15
Where do you travel?

There are many great on-line retailers that have Scotch. Two of the best are:

Binny's www.binnys.com (http://www.binnys.com)
Hi-Time Wine www.hitimewine.com (http://www.hitimewine.com)



I love the selection at Binny's but need to get a friend to buy it for me. I am planning a trip to Chicago soon.

Never heard of Hi-Time, thx!!!!

Josh
07-27-2010, 10:48
There's a great store The Boozer turned me on to in Bloomfield Hills. They have a great selection of Scotch, and actually sell the BTAC at state minimum (shocking).

It's called Hills and it's at 41 W Long Lake rd., just west of Woodward.

Anyway, if you go to Indianapolis ever, Vine & Table in Carmel and Kahn's at 52nd and Keystone both have decent selections.

LeoDLion
08-04-2010, 13:20
The main liquor store here in Houston, Tx is SPECS.

Rutter
08-05-2010, 08:49
I have no problem finding even the rarest scotch, if only I could say the same for bourbon!

There must be some sort of solution to both our problems!? :confused:

birdman1099
08-05-2010, 13:56
I have no problem finding even the rarest scotch, if only I could say the same for bourbon!

There must be some sort of solution to both our problems!? :confused:

There is...... FedEx !!!:grin:

JamesW
08-05-2010, 19:41
When I was in San Fran, the place to get good scotch (which I did) was BevMo. They had a great selection and fairly decent prices. The best prices by far I've found thus far though is in the New Hampshire state run liquor stores (20-30% cheaper but selection is wanting).

Rutter
08-06-2010, 01:54
There is...... FedEx !!!:grin:

I would never have thought of that, I wonder if anyone would be interested in such an exchange? :skep:

spun_cookie
08-06-2010, 02:03
Hi folks!!

I live in MI and my access to scotch whiskey is very limited and some times very expensive.

Since I travel a lot for work I was wondering if you could share your favorite places to find good scotch at a decent price.

Thanks, Rene'

I recomend you try the juice that goes into the barrels before they put scotch in them.... :D

TomH
08-06-2010, 05:30
Em,

I didn't realize you were such a sherry fan (after all those are some of my favorites)

Tom

Bourbon Boiler
08-06-2010, 15:55
Shoppers Viineyard in New Jersey has some decent scotch too. Also, depending on how close to Detroit you are, cross the bridge or go through the tunnel to Canada and check out the duty free stores. They sometimes have some nice duty free only bottles!

Thomas

Since I'll be in Detroit next week, can anyone expand on the duty free selection by the bridge / tunnel? Also, for my own clarification, I assume I actually have to cross the border to utilize duty-free shopping?

Josh
08-06-2010, 16:11
Since I'll be in Detroit next week, can anyone expand on the duty free selection by the bridge / tunnel? Also, for my own clarification, I assume I actually have to cross the border to utilize duty-free shopping?

You do have to cross the border. Here's an idea, though. There's a great bbq restaurant in Windsor, called Tunnel BBQ that's just on the other side of the tunnel. Make sure you bring your passport along and go get lunch or supper there, and hit the duty free on the way back. Bourbon-wise, they don't have much, but if you like Canadian, Scotch or Irish they have some stuff. There's a Dewar's four-pack of minis that is a good buy and a good chance to try their different expressions.

Here's another idea: if you're in the area and have some time, drop me a pm and we can have a drink!

Lost Pollito
08-06-2010, 19:03
Em,

I didn't realize you were such a sherry fan (after all those are some of my favorites)

Tom
Less Sherry these days due to the price of a good butt. More bourbon.

Bourbon Boiler
08-06-2010, 21:10
You do have to cross the border. Here's an idea, though. There's a great bbq restaurant in Windsor, called Tunnel BBQ that's just on the other side of the tunnel. Make sure you bring your passport along and go get lunch or supper there, and hit the duty free on the way back. Bourbon-wise, they don't have much, but if you like Canadian, Scotch or Irish they have some stuff. There's a Dewar's four-pack of minis that is a good buy and a good chance to try their different expressions.

Here's another idea: if you're in the area and have some time, drop me a pm and we can have a drink!

Thanks for the tip and the invite. I don't have my evenings completely set yet, but I'll send you a pm if I get some free time.

OscarV
08-07-2010, 03:29
and hit the duty free on the way back.

Josh, I think you should go to the Duty Free on the USA side on your way into Canada.
I got 1 liters of WT 101 8yo and WT Sherry Signature that way.
That was at the bridge crossing, I can't do tunnels because clastaphobia. (that's gotta be spelled wrong)

dmarkle
08-07-2010, 07:42
I completely agree. There's no better way to buy most scotches than Duty Free.

Josh
08-08-2010, 17:26
Josh, I think you should go to the Duty Free on the USA side on your way into Canada.
I got 1 liters of WT 101 8yo and WT Sherry Signature that way.
That was at the bridge crossing, I can't do tunnels because clastaphobia. (that's gotta be spelled wrong)

Sounds good, but I'm boycotting the bridge because of that thieving, evil MF Matty Moroun. Ask Mr. bonneamie about him. He has fun tale to tell about how Matty literally stole a park from the city of Detroit.