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    (ri)1 - The Right Price

    When I tried (ri)1 in LA and Julio's, I wasn't offended by the taste, but the QPR made any purchase a non-starter -- until this weekend.

    While (unsuccessfully) dusty hunting in Providence, I spotted this bottle and price tag -- maybe more than one typo? -- behind the counter. Y'all know that $20 is my threshold, so now it's mine.

    (The only explanation I can come up with is that the locals think it's a custom label that means "Rhode Island is Number One"?)
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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    I like how the price tag says Jim Bean, nice find!
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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    I'd grab it for the $19.99, but in MI it's more like $45.

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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    I'd buy it for $19.99 I would have bought all they had at $19.99.
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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    Quote Originally Posted by p_elliott View Post
    I'd buy it for $19.99 I would have bought all they had at $19.99.
    I did! (Unfortunately it was just the one bottle...)
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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    I'd definitely get a bottle for 20$. I don't think PA would close it out that cheap - probably 30$.

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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    the right price indeed...

    I'd buy it for $20, probably regularly.
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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    I noticed that Joe (Lost Pollito) mentioned in another thread that the price for ri(1) has been dropped to $30 at Binny's. I wonder if this is a marketwide Beam move, or just a Binny's thing? Has anyone seen this in other areas? Hopefully, it's marketwide. I was generally underwhelmed by the timidity of the flavor profile of my lone bottle of ri(1), and am of the mindset to not get another bottle at the $48ish I put out for it. But, $30 might at least present an impulse buy to give it a second go. Even so, at $30 it's $5ish over my everday rye fave, Baby Saz. So, I don't see ri(1) making significant headway in stealing shelf space in my rye bunker. But, I've been know to get a wild hair while in a liquor store...
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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    I would give it a go at $30 wouldn't be a regular buy at that price but at least Beam is headed in the right direction.
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    Re: (ri)1 - The Right Price

    I've been taking note of the price of this one after noticing it at Binnys for $30 since it made me wonder if maybe the price had gone down everywhere but the lowest I've seen it for by me is $40. Now that I've tried it I'll say it's not bad at all but even if it were $30 locally I probably wouldn't buy it since I can get Rittenhouse BIB for almost 1/2 that and used to be able to get Sazerac for a couple dollars less (really wish they'd get this back in stock...), both of which I like better.
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