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    Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Heading into town soon for the BCS bowl and would like to snag a good bottle of bourbon while there. An internet search brought me to Tops Liquor, T's Liquor, Star Liquor and BevMo as likely candidates.

    The BevMo website has a list of what's in stock and from what I can tell, the selection is a bit pedestrian. The others don't seem to have that kind of detail available online.

    Anyone with any experiences with any of these care to supply a brief run-down? If you could only hit one, which would it be?

    Thanks in advance for any information.

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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Try Red Devil Liquors in Mesa

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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcrossan View Post
    Try Red Devil Liquors in Mesa
    Thanks for the info!!

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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    If you are still in town for sure head to TOPS in Tempe. Good place overall.
    Good selection.
    Let us know what you end up with.
    Respectfully,
    Ron

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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushape1 View Post
    If you are still in town for sure head to TOPS in Tempe. Good place overall.
    Good selection.
    Let us know what you end up with.
    Respectfully,
    Ron
    Flying in on Friday, and a bourbon run is near the top of the priority list...thanks for the recommendation and I will letcha know what I get!

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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Back from the run to TOPS. Lots of really good options...several BTACs, I believe all four PHC releases, a Black Maple Hill that I hadn't seen before, etc.

    However, I didn't end up with any of those. Prices overall seemed a bit higher than I am used to in Michigan and with the fiancee there, my splurge-ability was pretty well squelched. Ended up with a Ritt BIB for $22, and a mixed 12-er of Booneville River beer.

    Also got talked into a bottle of Feckin Irish Whiskey, on closeout for $10. Never had any Irish and the Feckin looks really pale but for a tenner, I can give it a shot.

    I haven't had a chance to try the Ritt yet and, even though it's not the most prestigious bottle I could have left with, I am looking forward to cracking into this in a little bit...

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Glad you had some decent luck.
    I am interested in the Black Maple Hill....
    I will have to stop by & check it out. Do you remember the price?

    Respectfully,
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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushape1 View Post
    Glad you had some decent luck.
    I am interested in the Black Maple Hill....
    I will have to stop by & check it out. Do you remember the price?

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    Don't hold me to this, as there were a lot of bottles and prices flyimng around in a quick succession but I believe it was in the $45 range. It's in a locked cabinet across the aisle from the front counter.

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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    Quote Originally Posted by bourbon-n00b View Post
    Don't hold me to this, as there were a lot of bottles and prices flyimng around in a quick succession but I believe it was in the $45 range. It's in a locked cabinet across the aisle from the front counter.
    Tops is the place that almost reminds you of a used bookstore (or an antique store?) with the way the shelves and counters are set up, with a couple of locked cases here and there?


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    Re: Best store in/around Tempe, Arizona?

    In heading into Phoenix today for the game. What BTAC did they have? Any Stagg? Remember the prices on those?

 

 

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