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    Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    All,

    I will be in the Houston Galleria next week and am coming from Michigan. Anybody know of stores that would carry bourbon I cannot get at home? I am specifically fond of rye's. Thanks for any input!

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosnum View Post
    All,

    I will be in the Houston Galleria next week and am coming from Michigan. Anybody know of stores that would carry bourbon I cannot get at home? I am specifically fond of rye's. Thanks for any input!
    Make the short trip downtown and visit Specs. It's Houston's "flagship" liquor store.

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    I was on a business trip there recently and stayed at the Westin Galleria. I was on a mission to find Weller 12, and found a location about 5 miles west of the hotel called Goody Goody. It took about 30 minutes to get there by car because of rush hour, and following the GPS I ended up on a toll road that only had the fast pass meters and my rental was not properly equipped. I must of blown through 6 of them on my way there and back.

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    Quote Originally Posted by Lepisto View Post
    I was on a business trip there recently and stayed at the Westin Galleria. I was on a mission to find Weller 12, and found a location about 5 miles west of the hotel called Goody Goody. It took about 30 minutes to get there by car because of rush hour, and following the GPS I ended up on a toll road that only had the fast pass meters and my rental was not properly equipped. I must of blown through 6 of them on my way there and back.
    You passed probably no less than 2 dozen liquor stores with W12.

    Heck, you could have walked to a store from the Westin Galleria for a bottle.

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    Yeah, I had heard it was everywhere. This was a store I found online that listed the # of bottles they had. I was traveling with others and they weren't too thrilled joining me on my bourbon hunting. I needed the sure thing. Got 4 of the 7 bottles on the shelf.

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston_TX View Post
    You passed probably no less than 2 dozen liquor stores with W12.

    Heck, you could have walked to a store from the Westin Galleria for a bottle.
    Any recommendations within walking distance?

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    Quote Originally Posted by Houston_TX View Post
    You passed probably no less than 2 dozen liquor stores with W12.

    Heck, you could have walked to a store from the Westin Galleria for a bottle.
    And NO....These are Not the same Bottles...I called my Brother-In Law (that lives in Houston) last month. After talking
    to 4 or so stores....The Store(s) manager(s) had put these to the side. Brother-In was kind to send these my way.
    And Yes...1 store is Specs...No more coming there way...Also had picked-up 5 Weller Special Reserve (Cases of this stuff).

    Wellers12.jpgWellers12a.jpgWellerSP.jpg

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosnum View Post
    Any recommendations within walking distance?
    "Walking distance" can mean wildly different things to different people. I don't know about walking distance any better than you could Google, but Tony K's on Bissonnet has a great whiskey selection, and they're great people. Even with rush hour traffic, they're not a long drive North on Hwy 59 from the Galleria area.

    Closer to the Galleria, Spec's and Richard's (which is owned by Spec's) are all over the place. Even if you don't go their marquee store downtown, most of their locations will have some variety.

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    I think Tony K's would be a good one to visit as I believe they are a FR private barrel selection on hand right now (call to confirm, I could be misremembering).

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    Re: Liquor Store in Houston Galleria

    That's a good one, walking distance. There is no such thing in Houston really.
    1. You will need a car.
    2. Google "liquor store" when you get here, click on "maps" at the top of the Google page, and you will find dozens within a few miles of where you are.
    Weller 12 and Old Weller Antique are 2 that you will have a hard time finding in other parts of the country. However, they are wheated bourbons not ryed bourbon or straight rye whiskey. I can't think of any straight ryes that are unique to this region really. You should be able to find Rittenhouse BIB and Sazerac (baby saz) fairly easily around here.

    Edit: ...and if there is only one store you have time for go to the Spec's Downtown location like the other guys suggested.
    Last edited by smknjoe; 11-18-2014 at 02:46.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

 

 

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