If anyone in WA is still waiting for the Elmer T. Lee Commemorative bottling to hit store shelves, your wait is over......A big FU to Youngs Market for only selling it to bars and/or restaurants. They even had the balls to deny receiving any, but Buffalo Trace says otherwise. Screwed again.:hot: I was really looking forward to getting a bottle of this to place alongside my 90th Birthday and 15 year SB bottlings.
Sorry for the rant, but I am so pissed off right now.
The unfortunate truth is that this happens with most every distributor in WA, and likely in every state. Deception, lying, half-truths and every slimy sales tactic imaginable. I think this style of business is prospering because of our recent transition from a control state to a private market; distributors are abusing the system in every way imaginable to protect their turf (and revenue, and profit margin). It's a shady industry in general, but some distributors take it to the extreme.
I recently went to Oregon and had a great experience at the state stores. I will say it - I miss the state monopoly. The retailer (state) could keep the distributors in check, now distributors are running loose with no enforcement.
Anybody know if there's a liquor store in Redmond that has HH 6 BIB? I have a friend coming from there who would bring some but not if it's not in his backyard.
A heads up...
If you're ever around the Hoodsport area on the Peninsula stop in Hardware Distillery. They're doing some interesting stuff, including a cask strength single malt white dog whiskey that's pretty damn good. I could see them eventually doing a rye and doing it right. Nice folks who are really into the science of distilling and experimenting. I posted here because I don't know anyone else who would care, lol.
Thanks for the info. Have never heard of them.
Saw CEHT Barrel Proof at BevMo in Ballard for $74.99 before tax (what's that, $94.00?).
Did BTAC ever make it out here? LOL