By @paddockjudge on 25th Jul 2018, show post
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@paddockjudge Well according to HelloLCBO the ETL is allocated (err, bullshit lottery), online June 6th. Won't be long now until WT 101 is a lottery bottle. Well maybe we can score one of those Blood Oath #4's coming to a Kenora store and Summerhill soon at $150.
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@Astroke the day WT101 is a lottery item it might be time to stop buying bourbon
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I scored a Blanton’s Gold, but I’m “selling” it (at cost) to a friend who’s done me far more whisky favours than I deserve. Gotta put some of that good karma back out into the WhiskyVerse.
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WTF, I scored an EHT small batch on a "Wait List Notification"
15 days ago 0
@fiddich1980 I have scored 2..... I found a home for one but no one wants the other one.
@Nozinan I'l always take an EHT off of anyone's hands if they want....
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@fiddich1980 What is a "Wait List Notification" at the LCBO?
14 days ago 0
@Astroke Happened to me too. Some people who won bottles let them go and then they offer them to the people who didn't win.
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@Nozinan you mean the ETL allocation has come and gone?
@Nozinan Apparently I need to get my acronyms right :)
To clarify, it was EH Taylor.
13 days ago 0
Just for fun, here are some varying levels of "the LCBO really sucks" for perspective.
Now the UK may have cheaper prices through Amazon, and some places in the US of A may have cheaper prices too, but this is just some perspective for Nontarians
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@OdysseusUnbound Thanks for this. There are many times the LCBO is cheaper than retail prices in other countries, though unfortunately most of the time they are not.
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@talexander I think Weller Antique may be the only example I can think of...
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@talexander, I concur, over the years some of the bourbon prices at the LCBO have raised my eyebrows and not because they too high. The 2013 Ltd Edition Four Roses Small Batch Barrel Proof hit the shelves the week before Easter at $80 CDN. Not a drop was sold below that price in its country of origin.
@paddockjudge Also, the cost of most Irish Whiskey at the LCBO is cheaper than in the US. Bushmills 21 is in the $250-$300 US range and 160 pounds in the UK vs $240 Cad , Yellow Spot is over $100 US and Tyrconnell 16 is over $100 US, both are the same at the LCBO.
Four Roses and Buffalo Trace seem to be fairly priced at the LCBO. Cannot say the same for Heaven Hill stuff which is in the Ardbeg/Balvenie/Springbank range of disparity.
@OdysseusUnbound , I would add ZYN from Alberta, their pricing pretty much matches the UK comparison prices. One to add, Balvenie 15 SiB LCBO $280 vs $168 + 5% at ZYN. Of course we in Ontario must ship it, but there are ways to keep that cost down.
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