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How Fucked-up is the LCBO?

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By @paddockjudge @paddockjudge on 25th Jul 2018, show post

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Astroke replied

The BTAC/PVW drought continues. I see on Reddit there are people hawking their bottles already.

28 days ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Astroke I’m shocked, just shocked that people would do that. neutral_face

28 days ago 2Who liked this?

@DaveM
DaveM replied

This refers to the Pennsylvania liquor system. A person can go online and search by county for any type of spirits. I am puzzled how there can be twenty bottles of whisky at some podunk remote town and yet a big city location can have only two bottles of the same whisky. Is someone not doing their job correctly? This seems obviously wrong and no one seems to catch this or correct it!

21 days ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@DaveM Welcome to the LCBO...

21 days ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

HOW FUCKED-UP IS THE LCBO?.... it took a global pandemic to make a small improvement in their distribution policy...CORRECTION.... a large improvement. SAME-DAY PICKUP is what retail stores offered half of a century ago.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge Most stores offered same day pickup for hundreds of years. The only difference is at most stores, when you pay for your item you walk out with it. At the KGBO, you may get it, you may not...

7 days ago 1Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

I find it interesting that the LCBO is hosting an online tasting / education event on the Diageo Special Releases on Thursday night, but all the SR bottles are online order only, so likely won't have arrived by Thursday, but at the same time, the SR bottlings will likely be sold out by then, so anyone tuning in to learn before buying probably won't be able to buy any...

2 days ago 2Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

Follow-up to my previous comment...the Virtual Tasting is on Thursday evening...as of Tuesday morning, the Cardhu 11yr, Singleton of Dufftown 17yr, and Cragganmore 20yr remain unavailable for online purchase, the Talisker 8yr is sold out, and there's one Mortlach 21yr left...Plenty of Lagavulin 12yr, though...like 1,250 bottles left. So they'll be showcasing whiskies that no one can get, or that are too expensive for most people to buy...

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@YakLord
YakLord replied

I mean, seriously, how hard would it have been to delay the online launch until you had all the products ready, and until after the Tasting Event, which is being billed, on their own website, as "...an insider tour of the eagerly anticipated 'Rare by Nature' collection, carefully selected from some of Scotland's most interesting distilleries."

And this isn't the first time the LCBO has messed up a release like this: the roll-out of the GoT Special Editions was equally botched...

yesterday 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@YakLord ,,,and don't forget about the botched job on Lot No. 40 Cask Strength 12 YO Rye in 2017 with the POP-UP STORES in downtown Toronto. I'm embarrassed.

yesterday 3Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@paddockjudge The LCBO has yet to find a release they can’t fuck up. If it wasn’t so frustrating, it would almost be impressive. Almost.

yesterday 2Who liked this?

@65glenfarclas

@YakLord Cardhu, Cragganmore, and Dufftown WERE available (before 9am Monday) ... they just sold out quickly (since they were the lowest priced and had fewest bottles), Laga 12 is still available because its 200 bucks! and isn't unique - every whisky nerd probably has multiple bottles from prior years. Talisker 8 lasted a few hours, again probably because of the one bottle limit and relatively large number available. Laphroaig Cairdeas 2020 also went online early Monday morning (~500-600 bottles) but disappeared quickly because they didn't set purchase limits and the early bird flippers snapped them up by the case.

yesterday 2Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@65glenfarclas So the tasting on Thursday is going to highlight a bunch of whisky that is no longer available...

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Astroke replied

@paddockjudge 48 bottles of EHT 4 Grain showed up at one of those stupid ass pop up stores. I rolled in with a few other people to demand one at $75 or something. We were told these were for a group of restaurant people there on a tasting. Then we shown the door.

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