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    Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    As I enjoy some WT 101 in honor of Thanksgiving's imminent arrival, I was wondering if any of our Hoosier members had any favorite liquor stores for bourbon or in general in the Indianapolis area (particularly Marion, Hamilton or Madison counties) they could turn me on to for when I go back and visit the fam over Thanksgiving. Anything along 69 from the MI border on down would be great too.
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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    You should stop by Kahn's Fine Wines and Spirits, on N. Keystone (Marion Co.). They special ordered the Rittenhouse Rye 100 proof which is $15/bottle, and should have a couple bottles left at T-giving if I don't get a hair to buy them all! My second choice would be their former sister store Vine and Table ( http://www.vineandtable.com/spirits....skey+-+Bourbon ) on Carmel Dr. in Hamilton Co. Looking at their site I think I'd try the Jefferson Reserve 15 yr. or one of the 12 yr. Pappy. Don't miss Kahn's if you can help it, but don't get your hopes up TOO high either. E.g. I've never seen the Stagg there, but have at the 21st Amendment on W. 86th, though rarely.

    If you come across any better stores be sure to let me know!

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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    Kahns is good if you are not looking for anything special. (they do have a hirsch gold foil for 229 )

    21st ammendment normally carries tyhe BTAC, but they dont have the 08 yet. there is some 07 scattered around.

    if there is anything in particular, i may be able to direct you.
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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman1099 View Post
    Kahns is good if you are not looking for anything special. (they do have a hirsch gold foil for 229 )
    In fairness I did work there in the past, but I'm not aware of any better stores in marion or surrounding counties for getting something 'special'. If there is I'm all ears.

    Went there on a budget tonight and got the Rittenhouse BIB for 15.49, but made a list of the ones I'd consider special, i.e. not found in any random Indiana liquor store.

    Any opinions on which should I go get tomorrow, the WLW or Stagg?

    Hirsh gold foil 199 (I'm assuming that must be ridiculously overpriced judging by the emoticon above)
    Hirsh 23 yr rye 145.99
    Stagg 141.8 proof 62.99
    WLW 125.3 proof 64.99
    Saz 127.5 proof 59.99

    PVW 23 yr. 299.00

    BT experimental 1/2 bottle 17yr Rum Marriage 75.

    Woodford Res Masters Sonoma Cutrer 84.99

    Rittenhouse 23yr rye 164.99

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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    As I enjoy some WT 101 in honor of Thanksgiving's imminent arrival, I was wondering if any of our Hoosier members had any favorite liquor stores for bourbon or in general in the Indianapolis area (particularly Marion, Hamilton or Madison counties) they could turn me on to for when I go back and visit the fam over Thanksgiving.
    You were drinking in honor of Thanksgiving's being one week away? At that pt I'd stop making excuses.

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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skunk View Post
    In fairness I did work there in the past, but I'm not aware of any better stores in marion or surrounding counties for getting something 'special'. If there is I'm all ears.

    Agreed, Skunk. it is just that Indiana selection is normally quite ordinary when it comes to the likes of the SB.com'er. No disrespect to Kahns at all, just a generalization of all Indiana liqour stores.


    Went there on a budget tonight and got the Rittenhouse BIB for 15.49, but made a list of the ones I'd consider special, i.e. not found in any random Indiana liquor store.

    Any opinions on which should I go get tomorrow, the WLW or Stagg?

    Hirsh gold foil 199 (I'm assuming that must be ridiculously overpriced judging by the emoticon above)
    yes, quite overpriced. but unfortuneately, that is the range they are all going for. "Worth it" will depend on the depth of yor pocket

    Hirsh 23 yr rye 145.99
    Stagg 141.8 proof 62.99

    Definately

    WLW 125.3 proof 64.99

    Definately

    Saz 127.5 proof 59.99

    PVW 23 yr. 299.00

    Also, a bit overpriced. In KY you can get them all day for $199(tax free)

    BT experimental 1/2 bottle 17yr Rum Marriage 75.

    You better get this one before I do.

    Woodford Res Masters Sonoma Cutrer 84.99

    I'd pass. another WLW and $20 bucks in my pocket would be better

    Rittenhouse 23yr rye 164.99

    FYI...... I dont do RYE !!!!...........
    Cheers,

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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    Just some info for anyone looking to buy A. H. Hirsch Gold Foil 16 yr.

    The price from the distributor is running $215.00 per bottle, no discounts on case buys. Less than 40 cases remain in inventory.

    Dave

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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    Quote Originally Posted by birdman1099 View Post
    FYI...... I dont do RYE !!!!...........
    That's kind of how I felt about the BT experimental rum. I thought it was bourbon finished in a former rum vessel at first, but apparently it's not. There are two there for you :-)

    As luck would have it, when I walked in yesterday morning they were putting a sale sign on the Stagg, so I got the case (3) for $170. Also got the only two WLW, in case anyone was planning a trip there.

    I also forgot to mention that Friday nights are spirit tasting night at Kahn's, and last time I went they had out around 6 bottles of ~$50 bourbon and 6 bottles of $50-100 scotch open. Best happy hour spot in Indy!

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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    Thanks for the tips guys. I'll check out Kahn's. Last time I was in town I went to that 21st amendment store on 86th St. and it was alright. I just was looking for some more options aside from Meijer.
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    Re: Liquor Store Pix in Indianapolis?

    They have an Experimental Rum??? You're kidding me! I was just there a week or so ago and didn't see that!!! The only place in Indy that has gotten the experimentals in the past is Big Red Liquors in Bloomington.....and they don't sell them to people like me and you! Trust me, I've tried!

    I have an experimental rum open right now.....I personally like rum, and don't like spiced rum.....and this experimental rum is EXCEPTIONALLY YUMMY!!!! Thanks to a wonderful man in Louisville.....I have an open bottle.....and an unopened bottle

    Dawn

 

 

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