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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I I actually think they DO have to go through a distributor to sell their own bottles at the GS.

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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I I actually think they DO have to go through a distributor to sell their own bottles at the GS.
    That's correct.

    Also, it is bad form to undercut local retailers. Think of gift shop sales as the convenience stores of the liquor world.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I I actually think they DO have to go through a distributor to sell their own bottles at the GS.


    really?!

    seems counterintuitive......buy it from another distillery, bottle and label it yourself, sell it to a distributor, buy it back from the distributor, then resell it right where it was bottled?

    unless its a legal requirement, this sounds like one less than intelligent business model

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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    That's the three-tier system for ya.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    The three-tier-system is one of these obsolete government contraptions that has outlived its usefulness, but since there is money to be made by some of the parties involved - unlikely to be overturned any time soon. Which is a shame because if you think about the inefficiency involved, consumers might see lower prices in some cases (although gift shop prices would not be an example, as Scott points out - they don't want local retailers to carry their products so undercutting them would not be good for that relationship).
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    I have a question and I'll use Four Roses for example.

    They sell bottles in the gift shop. Do the cases of what they are selling actually go to the distributer and come back, or is it simply a paper transaction?
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    Think it's just paper but not 100%.

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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I I actually think they DO have to go through a distributor to sell their own bottles at the GS.
    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    That's correct.

    Also, it is bad form to undercut local retailers. Think of gift shop sales as the convenience stores of the liquor world.
    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    That's the three-tier system for ya.
    This is something I've never thought about,but to align with government mandates and laws it really would have to follow the same due process as all others to have them for sale on premise even though they are the source of production.I think a lot of times we take things for granted and really don't consider the back processes involved.Next time I bitch about GS prices I'll have to use some logic and remind myself of the process,weird. Not to get off topic too far some FR's OBSK.... GS bottle of course.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    After a quick nip from my aging barrel vieux carre (which is picking up some nice color and thickness, BTW), now on to readying a massive porterhouse for grillin' with a neat pour of the "April Fools" bottle '13 EWSB.
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    Re: What bourbon are you drinking - Fall 2013

    Experimented with another bourbon/rye blend. 2:1 WT101/Ritt BIB. I think I prefer OGD 114/Ritt BIB.

 

 

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