Astor Wines & Spirits

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Astor Wines & Spirits

#1 Post by Bryan Price » January 31st, 2020, 3:53 pm

I'm deep into the craft cocktail scene. I have several books where I am methodically practicing my craft at home, substituting various spirits and liqueurs. Therefore I need a large selection to mix my drinks! I live in Southern California, and though Total Wine has a good selection, Bevmo is pretty terrible in terms of prices and variety, and that's my closest specialty store.

Is anyone ordering alcohol (non-wine spirits) over the internet these days? What is your go to store? I came across Astor Wine & Spirits and was amazed by their selection. Has your experience been good with them?
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#2 Post by NED VALOIS » January 31st, 2020, 4:33 pm

Bought some nice Cognacs from them last year, no concerns.

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#3 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » January 31st, 2020, 4:34 pm

Good store!

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#4 Post by Sh@n A » January 31st, 2020, 5:29 pm

Major NYC store
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#5 Post by Ian H » January 31st, 2020, 6:51 pm

Agreed Astor is pretty phenomenal. It's like a special occasion when I'm able to make it down there in the flesh to peruse their goods. Last time I was there I bought a bottle of Four Roses Bourbon from the 1970s. I find they often have cool stuff like that.
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#6 Post by Jay Miller » February 13th, 2020, 8:09 am

Astor is an excellent store though I still miss their old location.
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#7 Post by davidkong » February 13th, 2020, 9:17 am

Astor is one of the best. They also often have sales that are crazy
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#8 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » February 13th, 2020, 9:19 am

I hope you have tried and use the line of Miracle Mile bitters. They are made by a mad scientist/food lover/cocktail genius in the LA area, Louis Anderman, and are some of the very best bitters out there.

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#9 Post by cjdelaney » February 14th, 2020, 9:51 am

Anyone know if they limit states they ship to?
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#10 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » February 14th, 2020, 9:53 am

i'm a big fan of astor for cognac/armagnac. They ship to PA, so I imagine they'd ship to most places.

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#11 Post by cjdelaney » February 14th, 2020, 2:35 pm

Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 9:53 am
i'm a big fan of astor for cognac/armagnac. They ship to PA, so I imagine they'd ship to most places.
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