Online liquor dealers?

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  1. spade2you

    spade2you

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    I saw www.caskers.com via facebook the other day. Normally I like beer, but I have warmed up to some local micro distilleries.

    Any others? Much like boutique basses, I dig the idea of small batch distilleries.
  2. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    I live in NJ which just have the worst liquor laws in the union.

    The first time I was in the Midwest I was amazed that I could gas up and pickup a case of beer at the same place.

    Imagine if I was of legal age!

    I support smaller breweries. But I also don't support them as much as I once simply due to the fact that I can't drink as much as I once did.

    I'll check that link out.
  3. spade2you

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    I think Caskers is your run of the mill site that gets a given amount of product and sells them for a limited time. Some complain about shipping. It's hard to compare their prices since a good amount of their product isn't available on local shelves.

    Cut Spike is my local distillery. It's attached to the Lucky Bucket Brewery and obligated to keep everything seperate due to some really old state laws. It would be really neat if they could sell their liquore at an online place, but that probably won't happen for a while since they're only making small batches that they only sell on site.
  4. groooooove

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    the smaller the operation, be it beer, wine, scotch, bourbon, motorcycles, anything- the more people tend to care about "thats my name on the product."

    if you're into scotch, check out some of Ralfy Mitchells reviews. very good advice and he always preaches the advice to seek out small distilleries, or independent bottling, ext. he doesn't review it if he wouldn't buy it with his own money.

    one i had recently was Deanston 12 year old, excellent stuff, not too much money. Old pulteney is like $30 near me in over-priced NY, and it's absolutely fantastic, the 12 year old.
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  6. spade2you

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    I'll check that out when I get home.
  7. i_got_a_mohawk

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    Ralfy is great, and certainly has a thing for craft whisky! www.youtube.com/user/ralfystuff

    Though be sure, bigger companies can still produce some great products. My favourite, Caol Ila, is owned by Diageo, which is a pretty big company! Yet still a great tipple. Heck, they own a lot of the great distilleries.

    Old Pulteney costs £25-£30 for a 70cl bottle here (~$40-$50) and it doesn't need to cross any substancial bodies of water to get here :mad:

    I've used online shops for buying whisky, I like getting a few half bottles, like the variety. There is generally a fairly good selection in supermarkets and off licenses (liquor stores), but I like trying varieties beyond the standard expressions. There are a fair number of specialist whisky shops in Edinburgh, sadly they can often be pretty pricey (A - being in Edinburgh, B - being aimed at tourists).
  8. Solarmist

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    I was checking out some online Moonshine retailers a while back (out of state), and the shipping costs were enormous - I'll settle for something else.
  9. spade2you

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    Decided to pull the trigger on the Caskers site, picking up some small batch rum. Not available in my area and they seem a few bucks cheaper than other sites. Might get more stuff later if it works out. Will keep everyone posted.
  10. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid Supporting Member

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    If you find a place distributing Quebec microbrews I could give you pointers ;)
  11. spade2you

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    I have some Fine Seve from Quebec. I'll keep an eye out for Quebec micros. I haven't purchased a whole lot of beer for a while. Been brewing a "little". ;) I have a Russian imp stout fermenting, as well as a dark saison and a wee heavy in secondaries.
  12. spade2you

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    Out for delivery! Hopefully everything is kosher. I also realized I should probably use my FedEx/UPS dealer since we seem to get most packages when my son is taking a nap. A doorbell and a corgi aren't helping.
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister Supporting Member

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    I was looking for some moonshine (s'loonshine) this morning, and was directed to this website: http://www.hitimewine.net/. I didn't buy anything due to the high shipping costs, but they have plenty of alcohol to pick from.

    -Mike
  14. bkbirge

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    Here you go, hope it meets expectations...
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  15. spade2you

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    Shalom!!!!


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    This arrived yesterday. I'll be saving it for a special occasion since I have plenty of this local goodie left.

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  16. bkbirge

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    I was so excited to join that Caskers.com site after reading about it here, got a bunch of emails with interesting looking whisky. Went to order... and... they don't ship to Texas. Thanks Texas. At least we still have Spec's.
  17. spade2you

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    That sucks. If I lived across the river, I wouldn't be able to order from Caskers. Texas and Utah seem to be the strictest states for Caskers.
  18. spade2you

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    Free shipping on $200 orders. Picked up gifts for relatives. I promise. Ok, one of them might have been for me. My BIL likes high end vodka, so I ordered 2 potato vodkas. He gets one of them. ;)

    I really should get back to brewing beer. Then again, I've been brewing some high alc stuff that will take 2-3 years to mature.

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