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    Potrero pricing

    On a recent trip to my favorite warehouse liquor store, I noticed that the price of the Potrero whiskies has dropped dramatically. Where they were once in the $79 to $90 range, they are now priced a bit more realistically from $45 - $55. I've only noticed at this one store, and have looked nowhere else, so this could be anomolous pricing.

    Has anyone else noticed the same?

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    I also noticed the price drop on the HiTime website. The straight rye, which had been priced much higher, experienced a dramatic drop. I wonder if these are new batches or just a price reduction of existing stock.

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    Even with a lower price, I'm not buying any. Don't like the stuff... That money will have to go to something good.

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    Potrero just changed distributors here and the price reduced slightly for a case buy, but I can't even buy it for as low as is listed on hitimewine.com. The new versions have different labels I noticed with my last shipment.

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    Still $99 in the only store around here where I've seen it.

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    My local store is 10% lower than Hi-Time. I agree with Bob however, the stuff tastes like scotch to me.

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    Now Jim, I didn't say it tastes like scotch, which I like. Old Potero just tastes like crap!

    Bob

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    just tastes like crap!
    Didn't I just say that?

    I omitted a word from my original post. It should have read "agree with Bob however, as the stuff tastes like scotch to me."

    I will say it openly here: I do not like scotch! In fact, it repulses me. It's nothing personal against those who make or drink scotch; this has only to do with a couple bad experiences from my youth. I suppose with some work I could get over it, but as long as there's bourbon on the planet, I'm in no hurry.

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    O. Potrero is, of course, not widely available here in Europe, but at the specialist shops who usually stock it, they seem to be their usual expensive selves.

    What made me look twice, though, was the appearance of a 90 proof at La Maison du Whisky. It is almost as pricey as the older bottlings, though. This is all new to me but La Maison seem to have a penchant for releasing special bottlings of their own. Currently they have a 14 yo Eagle Rare which I have never seen anywhere else.

    Incidentally, I think there´s a huge difference between the OP matured in used barrels and the one matured in new, charred barrels. The latter, although different, has a decidedly American feel. The former, on the other hand, tastes and noses like no other whisk(e)y that I have experienced, irrespective of origin. I think both of them, in their own way, contribute to the variety in the whiskey world.

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    Re: Potrero pricing

    I agree, Jim, it does taste like Scotch to me, too. Always confuses folks, too, cuz I have it in the rye shelf and since it says "single malt" on the label, it throws people for a loop that don't know what it is.

 

 

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