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    Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Hi. Not sure where to post this, but foreign whiskey seems like a good place to start. Anyway, I'm heading to Toronto in eary June and wonder if there are any well-stocked whiskey stores to visit. Anything specific to the Canada market that I should be on the lookout for, whether Canadian or Scotch? Or should I just plan on taking advantage of travel retail / duty free in the airport and leave it at that. Thanks in advance for any and all advice!

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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    It's all run by the LCBO:

    http://www.lcbo.com/entry.html

    They do have alot of special scotch that you can order and have sent to a liqour store prior to your arrival.

    They also have Green Spot Irish Whisky. The LCBO is the only place in North America you can get it.
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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Also be aware that the liquor stores up here are limited in what they carry since its controlled by the provincial government. This means that the stores will all generally have the same product line. The only exceptions that I have seen were special orders that were not picked up so the items were placed on the shelf for quick sale.

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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Depending on where you will be staying:

    http://maps.google.com/maps?client=o...&cd=1&resnum=1

    Going to Canada you can pick up the JD Silver Select in the U.S. duty free. The Green Spot would be an ideal pick. There are some Canadian picks as well...Royal Crown Limited Edition or Alberta Springs etc.

    The duty free at Pearson Intl Airport is pretty limited in selection so try to get to a regular LCBO.

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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Alberta Springs?....I take it that is popular in the U.S.? Where I live its Wiser's, Crown Royal line, and then Tangle Ridge followed by 40 Creek.

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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Thanks guys. This is very helpful. I'm going to be downtown (work related) so one of the Yonge street locations will work. Is the Green Spot normally stocked or do you think I should call ahead? -Jim

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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Given my experience with the BCLDB...I would suggest you call ahead. Sometimes the store product list has not been updated and will not accurately reflect what is on the shelf...

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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Quote Originally Posted by jpact View Post
    Thanks guys. This is very helpful. I'm going to be downtown (work related) so one of the Yonge street locations will work. Is the Green Spot normally stocked or do you think I should call ahead? -Jim
    The LCBO has an interactive search. If you punch in the neighborhood in Toronto after doing a Green Spot search it will pull up locations/# in stock for you.
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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Quote Originally Posted by JMac72 View Post
    Alberta Springs?....I take it that is popular in the U.S.? Where I live its Wiser's, Crown Royal line, and then Tangle Ridge followed by 40 Creek.
    Not so much that it is popular but it is not as widely available.

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    Re: Whiskey stores in Toronto?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Not so much that it is popular but it is not as widely available.
    ahhh okay....well if anyone needs to restock let me know. I can see what I can do to discreetly fill the order.....

 

 

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