A web search found a reference to a liquor source (Beverage Warehouse) I had all but forgotten about. I used to buy beer there, long before I rediscovered bourbon.
Their online list of whiskey includes Booker's, Rock Hill Farms, Kentucky Spirit, and "Old Rip Van Winkle 15 year", all for $40 or less.
George T. Stagg is listed at $56.95.
In my Most Mysterious category there is a listing for Hirsch Kentucky Rye 21 y/o (no proof given) for $121.95.
The place is rather out of the way, located in a light commercial strip, just north of the old Hughes Aircraft (now Dreamworks) Culver City plant. In spite of that, one can't get to it via Jefferson Blvd; it's necessary to approach it from the north.
Has anyone shopped this store lately? I'm wondering whether to plan a visit there the next time I'm in the L.A. area.