View Full Version : WTB: ORVW 12 yo rye, Bay Area, CA

10-13-2003, 08:04
I am heading out to San Jose, CA in a couple weeks on business. Anybody here know of a shop in lower bay area (south, southeast, southwest) that has ORVW 12 yo rye in stock?

Besides that, any recommendations on a particular store to browse?

10-13-2003, 21:34
I've scoured liquor stores all over San Francisco and the penninsula, and I think everyone is out of the Van Winkle 12 y.o. rye. However, the Black Maple Hill rye is still available in places, and it's quite good (it's Julian's whiskey...he doesn't make it anymore, but there is still some of the rye available out here). It's 15 y.o., and about 98 proof. Good stores to try for their bourbon selections are K&L wine merchants and Beltrano's, both in Menlo Park. Beltrano's usually has a large selection, although the prices are not cheap. And if you want a good meal with a great bourbon selection, go to the Village Pub in Woodside!