Do other states publish a journal for retailers and bars listing distributors and the products they carry? Here in Georgia they have one and so I made friends with an owner and he graciously gave me a relatively current copy making it easier for me to find who distributes what. Contrary to other posts I have had (some) success in calling distributors directly to, um, encourage them to bring in certain things or learn which stores might still have inventory of a particular product. It isn't guaranteed but it can help focus your search.
In other words I am not above grovelling for what I want! The worst they can do is say no. Admittedly it probably helps to have a retailer also contacting them on my behalf as well but if you want to be sure something happens it doesn't hurt to follow through on it yourself!
That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
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