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Maybe it's time for a road trip in Nova Scotia...

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@Nelom
Nelom started a discussion

"Inside Nova Scotia's booming distillery business: Why the province might just have the most makers of rum and whisky per capita in Canada"

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7 years ago

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Well, if you ARE planning a trip by car I'm sure there are a lot of Ontario Connosrs who will be happy to place orders with you to pick things up.... I'm still missing that Caol Ila CS &M bottling I should have had.

Of course, in NS, they allow you to pay over the phone and then pick up...

7 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nelom
Nelom replied

@Nozinan, if/when I go, I'll likely fly there and then rent a car for a roadtrip. That's how I did Newfoundland a few years back and it worked well.

That said, I'll be stopping by Halifax on a cruise this summer, and then disembark in Quebec City for a train ride home... So if there's anything you need that can only be had at the NSLC, I'm sure I'll have room for a few. Personally I'm looking to get a bottle of Hurricane 5.

7 years ago 0

Astroke replied

@Nelom I came back last Summer with 13 bottles (3 from New Brunswick and 10 from NS). I could have purchased 10-15 more but my budget was blown to hell. The Port Liquor Store on Springgarden Road is the one to go to. There is one independent Liquor Store in Halifax on the waterfront in the tourist area called Bishop's Cellar, picked up a Booker's there for $62 tax in. Springbank 15 for $108. Their website shows Kilkerran 12 coming soon for $70.

The Caldera 5 Whiskey is not as good as Glynnevan double barreled Rye Whiskey (re-barreled/aged Alberta Distilleries at 43%) and there is now a triple barreled (Rum Cask) version. I was told that Caldera will have a premium version at 45% but it was not available when I was there

7 years ago 0

@Nelom
Nelom replied

@Astroke Thanks for the tips, I appreciate it. Since Nova Scotia had the NSLC I didn't realize they also have independent liquor stores... Gonna have to check out some.

7 years ago 0

Astroke replied

@Nelom Yes, that is still the case. The Port is the flagship store, similar to Summerhill. Bishop's Cellar has some kind of exemption, I believe because they sell mostly wine and are located on the waterfront. Seems whatever Spirts they sell is not available at the NSLC.

7 years ago 0

@Nelom
Nelom replied

Ah, thanks for clearing that up. I'll make sure to hit up the Port then. :)

7 years ago 0

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas replied

I'm tempted to head out there sometime just for the Cape Breton fiddle music.

7 years ago 0

@Nelom
Nelom replied

@Astroke I'll be in Halifax in a few days and was just doing some research based on your post. I'm slightly confused about which store you're referring to when you say:

The Port Liquor Store on Springgarden Road is the one to go to...

On the NSLC website, I see one store called "The Port" but it's on Clyde Street: www.mynslc.com/stores/store_2160

And I see one store on Spring Garden, but it's called "Park Lane Express": www.mynslc.com/en/Stores/Store_2121

Which one is it that you're recommending?

Thanks.

6 years ago 0

Astroke replied

@Nelom The Port relocated last year to Clyde St. Pain in the ass to park there, so much construction in that area.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Nelom Is this a ROAD trip you're undertaking? Let's talk...

6 years ago 0

@Nelom
Nelom replied

@Astroke Thanks for the info. Now it all makes sense.

@Nozinan Not a road trip, a cruise. I've replied to your PM.

6 years ago 0