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Tried for some Eagle Rare on my lunch break today, but they were all gone by the time I got there. How do these people stand in line 2hrs before the doors open on a weekday (workday?), and still have money to buy a bottle? Not hating……I just want in on the secret!

Bulleit Bourbon:
Well, his daughter (45) first alleged that the company was homophobic (after a contract dispute in 2017 & not receiving royalties), and is now accusing him physical and sexual abuse from 25-30 years ago.

Incidentally (if it even matters), Tom Bulleit (76) has denied all accusations.

So, if you judge an accusation alone as proof, then by all means steer clear of Bulleit Bourbon, and go with a more “woke” brand.

I’ve passed by a lot of bottles of Bulleit, but only to get to the better bottles of bourbon.
 

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I have only had bulleit once 3 years ago, I sat in my stand all day, my buddy killed a 181" deer that evening, by the time we tracked it and got it back to camp its was pretty late I really hadn't eaten or drank much other than a Thermos of coffee I brought with me. Well...there was quite a bit of celebration afterwards and I sort of had a bad experience with it! Not the fault of the spirit it self but none the less it's still in memory bank of taste buds! When I did start moving around the next morning the chicken I had made for dinner was still on the stove... I am guessing that I would have had a little better experience had I not been so dehydrated and had at least 1 decent meal that day but the point being I got to track, recover and drag out a deer that we had dreamed of after a 3 year quest, Buck Norris was dead!

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E.H. Taylor Jr. small batch...anyone ever try this?..heard good things about it too...cheaper than Blantons too.
I found 2 bottles of it at the nearest liquor agency to me, but I had a fresh bottle of bourbon at home. I was in there for beer, but vowed to come back for one of those bottles when I was through with it. Big mistake! When I went back, both bottles were gone, and they haven't had any more since! ARRRRGGH! I believe it comes from the same family of distilleries that make Buffalo Trace.

And the person who said all that state cares about is money is spot on! Here's how the process goes. If you apply for a state liquor agency, you are sent a set of specs. Square footage, linear feet of shelf space, storage capacity, etc. Then they will come and inspect the store and make the decision. They set you up with the computerized scanners and registers. Then they will stock your store on "consignment", meaning you don't pay anything. The bill would be enormous, think about it. But, every night after your close of business. they download your info, and know exactly what you sold that day, and how much money is in the account, and they withdraw their share! Every single day! I worked in the wholesale beer and wine business and we are absolutely forbidden to offer consignment to any customer for any reason!

Just one more example of government making different rules for itself than what they make for us!
 

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I found 2 bottles of it at the nearest liquor agency to me, but I had a fresh bottle of bourbon at home. I was in there for beer, but vowed to come back for one of those bottles when I was through with it. Big mistake! When I went back, both bottles were gone, and they haven't had any more since! ARRRRGGH! I believe it comes from the same family of distilleries that make Buffalo Trace.

And the person who said all that state cares about is money is spot on! Here's how the process goes. If you apply for a state liquor agency, you are sent a set of specs. Square footage, linear feet of shelf space, storage capacity, etc. Then they will come and inspect the store and make the decision. They set you up with the computerized scanners and registers. Then they will stock your store on "consignment", meaning you don't pay anything. The bill would be enormous, think about it. But, every night after your close of business. they download your info, and know exactly what you sold that day, and how
They are D***s. Not sure why Kroger even has the dept. Never makes money on it. On a 100 dollar bottle of liquor, Kroger gets 5 dollars. Last year my Kroger had to cut a check to liquor agency for over 20 grand. theft, damage, etc. The laws around Wine and Beer are also terrible.
 

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Tell her I don't believe they're allowed doing that...you can't 'hold' the whole order behind the counter...now if they just got it off the truck it's a different story but only for a certain amount of time...if the Ohio liquor site says it's in stock that doesn't mean you have to go in and ask for it...and I don't think the state would approve of that...that's bullshit...doesn't matter how quick it sells out.
You could have customers walking in there all day that checked the site and walk out empty handed just because it's NOWHERE to be found when the site says it's on the shelf...again, that's some bullshit.
That just reeks of employees snagging bottles for themselves, friends, and family.
Ya. I went to a Lorain County store and told them the site showed they had a bottle of Crown Peach. She said no, but a guy heard us and said “here’s one” (behind the counter). She had her back to me but I heard her say someone’s name. He looked over her shoulder at me. He Told her to give it to me. They can have that peach liquor. I dont care for it anyways.


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It's nearly impossible to get top shelf stuff around here in PA. There's a store about 3 miles from my house that gets a few cases of Blantons about once every 5 or 6 weeks. There is also a number of retirees that camp at the door every Thursday that will buy every bottle for I believe is 53.00 and then promptly go to the restaurants around here and sell it for 150.00 a bottle. Pretty good gig if you have the time.
 

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They are D***s. Not sure why Kroger even has the dept. Never makes money on it. On a 100 dollar bottle of liquor, Kroger gets 5 dollars. Last year my Kroger had to cut a check to liquor agency for over 20 grand. theft, damage, etc. The laws around Wine and Beer are also terrible.
Yep! That's what retail liquor profit is capped at, 5%! The state is the one making the long buck on it!
 

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It's nearly impossible to get top shelf stuff around here in PA. There's a store about 3 miles from my house that gets a few cases of Blantons about once every 5 or 6 weeks. There is also a number of retirees that camp at the door every Thursday that will buy every bottle for I believe is 53.00 and then promptly go to the restaurants around here and sell it for 150.00 a bottle. Pretty good gig if you have the time.
The last year it seems just like you described. i've gone to stores that showed 'in stock' only to be turned away.....as a test, my girlfriend went into same store 10 minutes after I was told they didnt' have any of the 'allocated" or behind the counter brands. She proudly walks out with a brown paper OHLQ bag after I was turned away......

Good for her - but bull***t on the retailers subjectively choosing who they sell to 24 hrs or so after a shipment
 

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The last year it seems just like you described. i've gone to stores that showed 'in stock' only to be turned away.....as a test, my girlfriend went into same store 10 minutes after I was told they didnt' have any of the 'allocated" or behind the counter brands. She proudly walks out with a brown paper OHLQ bag after I was turned away......

Good for her - but bull***t on the retailers subjectively choosing who they sell to 24 hrs or so after a shipment
Goes on everywhere man...it's BULLSHIT.
And your girl must be a cutie...haha.
 

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Seen a place today in CO with two cases of Buffalo Trace sitting in aisle...un-opened...plus half a dozen bottles on the shelf...plus, they had a few of the big bottles as well.

Oh, and half a dozen bottles of Crown peach...

Need more room in my suitcase!
 

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Got a bottle of White Dog Buffalo Trace, Not sure what to think about it yet so ive been trying a and trying it to come up with a review.
I'm not a fan of clear liquor unless it comes from a backyard still.
 

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We stopped at the Hard Rock casino in Hollywood FL last Feb on our way home from the keys and they had Blantons on every bar in there. Had myself a few on the rocks.

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