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#301 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » November 3rd, 2018, 8:19 am

Kl has their knob single barrel rye for $35 atm, no brained.

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#302 Post by G. Bienstock » February 2nd, 2019, 8:19 am

I picked up JD rye for $15 on closeout. It is spicy with an unusual banana component. Need to make some Manhattans.
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#303 Post by Vuk K » February 2nd, 2019, 5:54 pm

No need to look any further than Lot 40 Cask Strength.

The only rye I like more is 2013 Sazerac 18 but, well, that's not gonna happen.
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#304 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » March 3rd, 2019, 8:18 am

This was so good, even the dregs of the bottle we polished off this morning after finding it in a box.


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#305 Post by Andrew Kotowski » March 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm

Price point on it is fantastic, as well.
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#306 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » March 3rd, 2019, 6:18 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm
Price point on it is fantastic, as well.
A lot of people might not agree with "fantastic," to pay $200 or so for a 6 year rye, though it is great.

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#307 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » March 3rd, 2019, 6:20 pm

Yeah it’s pretty pricey.

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#308 Post by ERPark » March 3rd, 2019, 7:33 pm

Not that I’m saying Andrew’s opinion is incorrect, but bear in mind that the state of Washington has punitive alcohol AND liquor taxes that make bottles of liquor much more expensive there than other states. From Wikipedia.....
all spirits are to be taxed at 20.5% on the shelf price in addition to a flat spirits liter tax of $3.7708/liter. Many retailers no longer include these taxes in the shelf price, which has led to some sticker shock and confusion at the register. For instance, a 1.75l bottle of whiskey with a shelf price of $15.99 will have $3.28 in sales tax and $6.60 in liter taxes added at the register, bringing the total cost to $25.87.
So a Washingtonian’s perspective on “fantastic” pricing will differ from the rest of us.

Moral of this story.......pack in as much booze as possible if you’re heading to the state of Washington!
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#309 Post by Andrew Kotowski » March 4th, 2019, 5:12 am

Missed that it was 6 year - I was bringing the 3 year up from CA, where I was getting it for $30 in Lafayette. Apologies.

And yes, Washington is horrific for pricing. I'm in Paris now and thinking of bringing bourbon home from here because it's cheaper :(
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#310 Post by ERPark » March 4th, 2019, 7:01 am

What’s there to think about? [wow.gif]

Even with the bottles over there being 50ml less than their US versions, it’d still be worthwhile. Especially when you can get bottles like Blanton’s Straight From the Barrel that aren’t released in the US......
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#311 Post by Tom G l a s g o w » March 4th, 2019, 5:05 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 6:18 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm
Price point on it is fantastic, as well.
A lot of people might not agree with "fantastic," to pay $200 or so for a 6 year rye, though it is great.
Does it really sell for $200? That “low”?

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#312 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » March 4th, 2019, 5:12 pm

Tom G l a s g o w wrote:
March 4th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 6:18 pm
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
March 3rd, 2019, 2:33 pm
Price point on it is fantastic, as well.
A lot of people might not agree with "fantastic," to pay $200 or so for a 6 year rye, though it is great.
Does it really sell for $200? That “low”?
Retail pricing is all over the place - I saw $150 to $1500, or something crazy like that - but at whisky auctions it is about $200.

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#313 Post by Alan Eden » March 5th, 2019, 6:11 pm

Is the Willet 3 year rye any good ?
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#314 Post by Alan Eden » March 5th, 2019, 6:13 pm

Also picked up the Willet 6 year boubon, hoping its close to the 9 year which was awesome
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#315 Post by Mike Maguire » March 5th, 2019, 6:57 pm

Alan Eden wrote:
March 5th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Also picked up the Willet 6 year boubon, hoping its close to the 9 year which was awesome
The 3 year is well worth the $45 tariff.I was able to get the 6 year for $60 when in Chi-town last Christmas.

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#316 Post by RDHudak » March 6th, 2019, 12:36 pm

Alan Eden wrote:
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Is the Willet 3 year rye any good ?
I thought it had a very floral nose and a lighter palate. It is very good for the money.

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#317 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » March 15th, 2019, 12:24 pm

Just picked up a few bottles of the Willet 4 year. It's not the 6, but it's very good, an easy sipper.

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#318 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 25th, 2019, 2:35 pm

Anyone tried Whip Saw Rye? Looks like a winemaker collab gone Rye. Picked up a bottle at $40, but after checking online pricing (~$50-$55), I’m thinking it might be a fire sale, given WA state’s usual price gouging.
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#319 Post by Adam Noble » June 26th, 2019, 7:17 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 25th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Anyone tried Whip Saw Rye? Looks like a winemaker collab gone Rye. Picked up a bottle at $40, but after checking online pricing (~$50-$55), I’m thinking it might be a fire sale, given WA state’s usual price gouging.
Where did you buy it? I'd pick up a bottle to try.

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#320 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 26th, 2019, 8:12 am

Adam Noble wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 7:17 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
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Anyone tried Whip Saw Rye? Looks like a winemaker collab gone Rye. Picked up a bottle at $40, but after checking online pricing (~$50-$55), I’m thinking it might be a fire sale, given WA state’s usual price gouging.
Where did you buy it? I'd pick up a bottle to try.
QFC in Sammamish. Looks like a one-off, as they have a sticker price tag on it. There were four or five on the shelf. Assuming other QFCs will carry, so a couple of calls might save some time.
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#321 Post by Adam Noble » June 26th, 2019, 8:19 am

Appreciate the info. I'll check the one near me.

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#322 Post by Adam Noble » June 26th, 2019, 8:44 am

Alas no luck at the 2 West Seattle locations.

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#323 Post by Andrew Kotowski » June 26th, 2019, 8:54 am

Adam Noble wrote:
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Alas no luck at the 2 West Seattle locations.
Will you be on the Eastside any time soon? I can probably pick one up and hold for a bit. If you’re headed to Bellevue, I work in Lincoln Square. Chances of me hitting W Seattle are slim to none :)
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#324 Post by Adam Noble » June 26th, 2019, 10:30 am

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 8:54 am
Adam Noble wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 8:44 am
Alas no luck at the 2 West Seattle locations.
Will you be on the Eastside any time soon? I can probably pick one up and hold for a bit. If you’re headed to Bellevue, I work in Lincoln Square. Chances of me hitting W Seattle are slim to none :)
I appreciate the offer, but it's not that urgent. Hope to share some beer with you and Scott sometime soon, though.

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#325 Post by Kris Patten » June 29th, 2019, 8:41 pm

Adam Noble wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 10:30 am
Andrew Kotowski wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 8:54 am
Adam Noble wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 8:44 am
Alas no luck at the 2 West Seattle locations.
Will you be on the Eastside any time soon? I can probably pick one up and hold for a bit. If you’re headed to Bellevue, I work in Lincoln Square. Chances of me hitting W Seattle are slim to none :)
I appreciate the offer, but it's not that urgent. Hope to share some beer with you and Scott sometime soon, though.
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#326 Post by Will Clements » June 30th, 2019, 3:21 pm

I grabbed the Basil Hayden Dark Rye thinking I was getting a straight rye.
Imagine to my surprise that it’s a rather odd combo of port and two ryes.
I don’t mind it.
Can’t remember exactly how much I spent on it.
I don’t think I’ll have a bunch of guests asking for some

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#327 Post by BLittle » October 31st, 2019, 2:40 pm

Total Wine has the new High West "A Midwinter Night's Dram" for $89.99
always enjoyed this release
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#328 Post by Kris Patten » October 31st, 2019, 3:39 pm

BLittle wrote:
October 31st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Total Wine has the new High West "A Midwinter Night's Dram" for $89.99
always enjoyed this release
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#329 Post by Adam Noble » October 31st, 2019, 5:00 pm

And it's sure not $90 in this state. No where close.

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#330 Post by Kris Patten » November 1st, 2019, 7:50 am

It is before taxes Adam.....
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#331 Post by Adam Noble » November 1st, 2019, 8:06 am

Perhaps at standard markup from wholesale, but that is not the shelf price. $189 pre tax at a location on Capitol Hill, $232 post tax.

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#332 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 1st, 2019, 10:37 am

Adam Noble wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:06 am
Perhaps at standard markup from wholesale, but that is not the shelf price. $189 pre tax at a location on Capitol Hill, $232 post tax.
Pretty sure I paid $120 for it last year (pre-tax). Will check out my usual stops this weekend and see if I can find any...
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#333 Post by Mike Cohen » November 1st, 2019, 11:41 am

I see High West "A Midwinter's Night Dram" for as low as $85 to as high as $145. Frankly it depends on the store.

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#334 Post by Andrew Kotowski » November 25th, 2019, 4:17 pm

Andrew Kotowski wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 10:37 am
Adam Noble wrote:
November 1st, 2019, 8:06 am
Perhaps at standard markup from wholesale, but that is not the shelf price. $189 pre tax at a location on Capitol Hill, $232 post tax.
Pretty sure I paid $120 for it last year (pre-tax). Will check out my usual stops this weekend and see if I can find any...
Picked up today at a QFC on Mercer (thanks Adam!) at $112 pre-tax. Sounded like allocations were low this year, as my local QFC blew through theirs and Met Mkt never got any.
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#335 Post by Scott Butler » November 26th, 2019, 10:17 am

I've paid $90 for Midwinter, and I've paid $105, tends to stay in that range for me, $120 is a bit much.

I went to Park City for the release party a year ago, they were selling it for $99 at the distillery. Man I drank my share of it that night, thank goodness for the shuttle bus!
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#336 Post by Todd F r e n c h » December 3rd, 2019, 12:06 pm

Just tried High West Rendezvous last night - awesome stuff. Worth the $60-70 for sure. Had side-by-side with the Double Rye, also good, but when side-by-side, the quality of Rendezvous really stands out
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#337 Post by R yan C omaz zetto » December 3rd, 2019, 3:03 pm

Just picked up a couple bottles of my favorite - Wiser's 18 Year - for about $44 each at the duty free while coming back from Vancouver on Sunday. Compared to about $105 at Total Wine here it's an absolute steal.

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#338 Post by Alan Rath » December 3rd, 2019, 10:00 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Just tried High West Rendezvous last night - awesome stuff. Worth the $60-70 for sure. Had side-by-side with the Double Rye, also good, but when side-by-side, the quality of Rendezvous really stands out
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#339 Post by Scott Butler » December 4th, 2019, 6:53 am

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 12:06 pm
Just tried High West Rendezvous last night - awesome stuff. Worth the $60-70 for sure. Had side-by-side with the Double Rye, also good, but when side-by-side, the quality of Rendezvous really stands out
Yes, the Rendezvous Rye is exceptional. It is historically around $55 here, but lately has crept up to about $63. I agree that it is better than the Double Rye, though considering the Double Rye is only $37 - I tend to buy more Double Rye, and splurge at times for the Rendezvous Rye.
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