I have two main reasons to start this thread, firstly after flicking through the down under availability thread, and secondly, after my almost fruitless search for a new bourbon earlier today.
Living in the UK, off licences (liqour stores) are something of a dying breed. The ones which do tend to exist are either horribly expensive "wine merchants" or student targeted dives offering crates of lager and fire waterish vodka at low low prices. Supermarkets are not much better, catering to public demand (resonably) by offering a large selection of beers and wines along with a mind boggling amount of vodka, gin and scotch. Sadly, bourbon over here gets one of the shortest straws (I have a wider choice of dark rum than I do bourbon) leading some places to only sell 2 or 3 different bottles at most.
Obviously I understand that the UK has nowere near the same market the US has for bourbon and as such will be quite limited, but dark rum? Seriously there can't be that many people buying it.
So if any UK user (I think there are a fair few of us) finds a decent bottle in a shp could they post it up in this thread (also includes supermarkets who do occasionally have a run of good stuff, asda were selling BT a year or so ago if I recall).
I'll go first, this is the finding from my travels today -
Tesco - Beam White, Own Brand
Sainsburys - Own Brand
Asda - Beam White, Woodford, Own Brand
Waitrose - Beam White, Makers
Threshers - Beam White, Bulleit
Oddbins - Makers, EC 12 YO