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Old Aug 14, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Buying alcohol.

Just had an exchange with Jumpinjo about Whisky/whiskey, no need for details but he didn't know if the likes of Laphroaig were available in the States.
I am sure they are, but I have no idea where.
His location is Maine, would any local laws affect his abillity to purchase something better than JD, his present tipple?
What is the local availability of drinks from abroad in your area?
Locally to me apart from the pub and its range of drinks I can get a pretty wide range of bottled beers, wines and spirits from the local supermarkets, including sometimes something interesting like Chimay rouge a rather nice trappist beer from Belgium.
If I want something more difficult, I can go to one of several quality off licences in Cambridge and get it. I got a bottle of Pussers rum for my dad from Bacchanalia a good one on Mill road in Cambridge. I can even go on line http://www.winegod.co.uk/
Whats it like where you are?
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 03:15 PM
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Just had an exchange with Jumpinjo about Whisky/whiskey, no need for details but he didn't know if the likes of Laphroaig were available in the States.
I am sure they are, but I have no idea where.
His location is Maine, would any local laws affect his abillity to purchase something better than JD, his present tipple?
What is the local availability of drinks from abroad in your area?
Locally to me apart from the pub and its range of drinks I can get a pretty wide range of bottled beers, wines and spirits from the local supermarkets, including sometimes something interesting like Chimay rouge a rather nice trappist beer from Belgium.
If I want something more difficult, I can go to one of several quality off licences in Cambridge and get it. I got a bottle of Pussers rum for my dad from Bacchanalia a good one on Mill road in Cambridge. I can even go on line http://www.winegod.co.uk/
Whats it like where you are?
You can get most anything here. Looking up, wifey has at this time (don't care for wisky myself) both a Balvenie and a Glenfiddich single malt, and a Pinch blend beside the Glayva for her morning Oats...
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Laphroig's all-right I suppose - if you like the taste of creosote. winkiesmilie.

I much prefer the lighter, less woody tatsing single malts, like a Dalwhinnie.

Laphroig, you name it, is available here in the States, but maybe just in the larger cities - perhaps Jumpinjo lives in the sticks? We have a small chain in Houston called Specs - you can get anything alcoholic that your heart desires, despite the texas TABC being one of the more ridiculous Quixotic regulatory bodies out there.

You can get an awful lot online, but there are some ridiculous restrictions however - you'll see stuff like this plastered all over websites:
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DUE TO RESTRICTIONS, WE CANNOT SHIP BEER TO TEXAS, KENTUCKY, MARYLAND, AND MASSACHUSETTS
DUE TO RESTRICTIONS, WE CANNOT SHIP WINE TO OR, MT, UT, NM, SD, KS, OK, TX, MO, IA, WI, IL, MS, KY, TN, AL, KY, ME, VT, MA, RI, NJ, DE, AND MD
I have had wine shipped here from South Africa (but not directly for some ridiculous reason, it had to go via Florida IIRC) and I often chip in with a mate who gets Belgium beer sipped here so I know it's possible. It has to be a pretty rare Belgium beer however to want to have it shipped, since Specs have a very good range indeed.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 04:52 PM
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would any local laws affect his abillity to purchase something better than JD, his present tipple?
BETTER THAN JD?!?!? OMG! What are you, some kinda stinking COMMIE?!?




(i think all whiskey sucks, but figure someone had better get the Americana Redneck response in there)
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 05:27 PM
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BETTER THAN JD?!?!? OMG! What are you, some kinda stinking COMMIE?!?




(i think all whiskey sucks, but figure someone had better get the Americana Redneck response in there)
No not all Whiskey sucks, you just need to try more so you find the one for you
Or try Whisky
And yes I am a pinko Commie, have you not been reading my posts
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 05:31 PM
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Laphroig's all-right I suppose - if you like the taste of creosote. winkiesmilie.

I much prefer the lighter, less woody tatsing single malts, like a Dalwhinnie.

Laphroig, you name it, is available here in the States, but maybe just in the larger cities - perhaps Jumpinjo lives in the sticks? We have a small chain in Houston called Specs - you can get anything alcoholic that your heart desires, despite the texas TABC being one of the more ridiculous Quixotic regulatory bodies out there.

You can get an awful lot online, but there are some ridiculous restrictions however - you'll see stuff like this plastered all over websites:

I have had wine shipped here from South Africa (but not directly for some ridiculous reason, it had to go via Florida IIRC) and I often chip in with a mate who gets Belgium beer sipped here so I know it's possible. It has to be a pretty rare Belgium beer however to want to have it shipped, since Specs have a very good range indeed.
creosote? get your taste buds reset, a smoky character is the term you are looking for
I thought you could get most stuff over there, I guess some people just can't be bothered to look
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 05:35 PM
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You can get most anything here. Looking up, wifey has at this time (don't care for wisky myself) both a Balvenie and a Glenfiddich single malt, and a Pinch blend beside the Glayva for her morning Oats...
Sounds like wifey would enjoy a trip on a mates boat, he just refitted and the most important bit for him was his Whisky locker. Trips on his boat are fun.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Nah, I'll never be a 'hard stuff' drinker. Good beer is far better IMHO.

But as to your initial request:

http://www.wineoland.com/sku6797.htm...0%20YEAR%20OLD

http://www.internationalwineshop.com...0%20YEAR%20OLD

http://www.superwinemart.com/sku0895...0%20YEAR%20OLD

I did not see anything that said there were limits as to where it could be shipped.

Based on this list having the 'price location' in Maine, I'd guess he could find it there:

http://www.alcoholshopper.com/tables...&subcat=Scotch
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 07:07 PM
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DUE TO RESTRICTIONS, WE CANNOT SHIP...
Those are protectionist measures--here anyway--by local alcohol boards protecting local distributors.

In a top-10 and possibly top-5 corrupt state, the alcohol control board here is the most corrupt state agency. Ask anyone who owns a bar in Texas.

If you think Bush/Obama were nazis/socialists, you ain't seen nuthin till you've seen TABC.
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Tell jumpinjo to go to Vegas. The only thing I could not find there alcohol-wise was Swiss beer of any brand. Lee's Liquor is the best place in town. Several locations for his convenience!
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 09:13 PM
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No not all Whiskey sucks, you just need to try more so you find the one for you
Or try Whisky
And yes I am a pinko Commie, have you not been reading my posts


Thanks for putting the thread on.

The wind died down and I went Flyin.

I'll try the booze stores.

Pinko commie, I don't think so.. A eurolander fits better..
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Old Aug 14, 2010, 11:22 PM
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Sounds like wifey would enjoy a trip on a mates boat, he just refitted and the most important bit for him was his Whisky locker. Trips on his boat are fun.
After that last trip, Punkie, I thought you was gonna try quitting.
Tripping that is, not drinking.
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 01:14 AM
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We have Laphroig in our NC ABC store.
Too peaty for my taste, I'd rather have some Jura.

I never did send my deed application off, I found it the other day.

I can't get Navip Slivovitz, Serbian plum brandy.
If anyone can find a bottle or two, pm me.
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 01:23 AM
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We have neighborhood little liquor stores, who don't have much and charge more, and medium size stores, couple miles away, and then the super stores, which have anything you want and best prices as well, but they may be a few miles away, usually closer to the "intown" areas, also some wine specialty stores, but we are a big city. Some states, I think both Florida and Alabama, the state runs the liquor stores, which is weird to me.

Maine doesn't have a big city, he might have to hit Boston.

I think JD is marketing, my old man was a seasoned bourbon drinker and he drank Jim Beam straightup (from the bottle in the closet), and if one is looking for a smooth cheap something, blended whiskey like Canadian Club. I only usually have a cognac, on occasion with some coffee, love a cold Bohemian in a frosted mug, but rarely drink at all. I had two glasses of a French Merlot last weekend and got this wine headache, which reminded me of being 18 years old and drinking Boone's Farm Strawberry flavored something. Ghastly stuff. I guess I hadn't had wine in so long, that headache thing got me. I also didn't feel the wine at all. I usually feel one beer, and want another, then think, better not, I have to drive. I have become a lightweight, but saving lots of money, I'm sure.
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Old Aug 15, 2010, 03:27 AM
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We have everything you want, if you are ready to humiliate yourself by paying 10 bucks for cheap wine, 50 bucks bottle of whisky, rum, vodka, and want to be surrounded by the monkey-like bunch of security guards all the way thru your visit at the store. And of course ready to travel there. Food stores are not allowed to sell alcohol over 4,5%, and private alcohol stores are banned by the state. These rare state alcohol stores are like state tax offices. Good old soviet spirit, allthou soviets got their bottles much easier.
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