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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

Looks like the Forty Creek 22 year Rye will be a lottery bottle next weekend

8 months ago 1Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@Nozinan I will not participate in this one. Information only post.

8 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound:

"%5F@Nozinan It’s listed on the app for about $150, but we commoners will likely never see it._"

You would think that a province-wide liquor store would have the same bottles listed on all platforms. The LCBO has at least 3 and they are all different.

For instance, as Odyddeus pointed out, RED SPOT is listed on the app but not at LCBO.com.

Go figure...

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

And.... now it's listed. So inconsistent...

6 months ago 0

@OdysseusUnbound

Idk if anyone’s seen this yet. I don’t want to pay for shipping from Hiram Walker to my place. But I haven’t found it on the LCBO website yet. And while the good Doc says they’ll be selling it, you can almost guarantee that the LCBO will fuck it up somehow.

5 months ago 1Who liked this?

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound Shipping is not bad. I just added 50 bottles to my cart (before @paddockjudge gets to it, and shipping is only $91.75. That's less than 2 dollars a bottle, and I can share with anyone who wants some.

But it's $20 for 5 bottles, so the cost goes up by $4 a bottle.

Anyone who wants 1 bottle pays $15.27 extra.

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

@SKEPTIC
SKEPTIC replied

Do you think these are old warehouse bottles or a new batch?

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@SKEPTIC I was wondering the same thing. The label from Don's photo looks slightly different to my eyes but could be just my impression

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@OdysseusUnbound I think I will wait for this to hit the LCBO. I doubt they could F up this online or stocking the shelves. Not like it is a BTAC bottle. Was all set to order a couple but I will hold off until it hits the stores.

I did hear today (rumor) that the ADL special bottle you mentioned months ago is due to be released in a month or so. (20 year). No idea if it an Alberta only or Canada wide, or ABV info (please be cask strength)

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Nozinan I was all set to order a couple, but I’ll take my chances with LCBO free shipping.

5 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Astroke, I hope the 20 Year old juice is already bottled.... about five years ago there was a similar rumour, until word of a stray forklift piercing the bottom of a holding tank deflated our dreams of Alberta long-aged rye (and not Pendleton’s) once again filling our glasses.

I’m up for this one!

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Astroke Update. Apparently the Good Whisky Doc has updated the Instagram world that the LCBO will probably not be getting any. It's selling really quickly through the link on his Twitter/Instagram. That said, the LCBO is so incompetent that they may already have received a shipment and simply not be aware of it.

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@cricklewood my 2 bottles arrived today, definitely old stock. Codes on the back are the same as the one I had stashed from a yer or so ago.

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Astroke, mine are at the post office ....is the bottle code L16 288?

5 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Astroke, that was one of the last runs for Legacy, perhaps the last....I'm sipping some now. I've never seen L14......that was around the time the malted Lot 40 was discontinued.....the question that comes to mind is, "were Lot 40 CS releases 100% unmalted rye?"

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@paddockjudge Unkown, but I am having my first pour of Legacy in about 6 months and will follow with a Dissertation pour. Nothing like scoring some backups of discontinued Whisky. If only I could snag a Danfields 21 backup.

5 months ago 3Who liked this?

@talexander
talexander replied

Ohhhh here's a good one. Nikka From the Barrel is prominently featured on their website - cool! So is Ichiro's Malt & Grain. So I order online, one of each. I soon get an email confirming my Ichiro's arrived at the store, but the Nikka From the Barrel is out of stock (despite the fact that the website said it was in stock).

So I just ordered another Nikka online. A couple days later, I get an email that my order has been cancelled. No reason given. Brilliant, guys. Brilliant.

4 months ago 3Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@talexander The lengths we have to go to, just to get some damned Ben Nevis, er I mean Nikka from the Barrel, in this province!! stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@OdysseusUnbound BC Liquor Stores are completely uncontaminated by Ben Nevis too. All I want is the Ten for crying out loud. Is that too much to ask? angry

4 months ago 2Who liked this?

@talexander
talexander replied

@OdysseusUnbound I read this article before - it doesn't say that Nikka blends are mostly Ben Nevis. It does say though that it is used in many Japanese whiskies. So more proof is needed! (actually, more proof is always needed, get it????)

4 months ago 4Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@talexander Irrefutable proof is hard to come by, but there is plenty of Ben Nevis that gets shipped to Japan. And they are owned by Nikka.....who knows, right?

Come to think of it “Irrefutable Proof” would be a great name for a Cask Strength bottling of “Japanese” whisky.

4 months ago 4Who liked this?

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