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Old 10-28-2015, 01:32 PM   #176
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or you can go to legacy and get raped on cost. unfortunately while some of their products have competitive pricing (mainstream high volume products) the harder to get ones are priced high.... still i like the people there.
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There's a guy from Portland that has been in the lineup at Cambie Signature since Tuesday for the PvW release
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So curious what these guys who are lining up for days are aiming to get.
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Serious booze lovers line up all week outside Liquor Store

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Lining up for just one night for a new Apple product or a clothing release is one thing, then there are a few die-hard hard liquor enthusiasts who’ve been lined up for several days now in anticipation of Saturday’s annual Premium Spirit Release at BC Liquor Stores.

This yearly happening is considered the ultimate must-do for lovers of top shelf spirits, and the 2015 release “features a large collection of whiskies from around the world as well as an exquisite cognac from Camus,” according to BC Liquor Stores.

There are some rare spirits on the list, including “one bottle of the most coveted and exclusive single malt Scotch whiskies ever created in the Glenfiddich distillery,” per William Grant & Sons, distillers of Glenfiddich.

A bottle like that–one of just 450 in the world–doesn’t come cheap. “The limited edition bottle is among the most rare and precious ever made, with its value unmistakably reflected by its price, listed at CDN $36,000,” adds William Grant & Sons.

Yep. A $36,000 bottle of scotch will be on sale in Vancouver come Saturday, November 7.

Additionally, says BC Liquor Stores, the roster for the 2015 release includes the Glenglassaugh 51 year old – 1963 vintage, and Port Ellen 35 year old, as well as “extremely limited and sought-after bourbons from Kentucky, as well as whiskies from Ireland, Wales and Canada.”

Rest assured, it’s not only booze with massive price tags that are part of the 2015 release. Spirits lovers will also find stuff in the $50 to $100 range as well, so you may want to do some shopping if you need a holiday gift to score points with a boss, spouse, or relative.

Shoppers will find the biggest selection available at the Cambie and 39th store, and BC Liquor Stores are cautioning that since the some bottle restrictions will apply, and are urging prospective buyers to get there early to avoid disappointment. After all, who likes to miss out on the chance to buy rare scotch?

We’ve heard from a few people in line at the BC Liquor Store on Cambie and 39th. Among them are the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Owners, Tony Hii and Bruce Langereis, who are hoping to land some fine whiskies to add to the menu at the hotel’s Prohibition bar. (If you’re just looking for a taste, Prohibition may be a great place to hit up come Saturday night!)

Not everyone is enduring the cold and rain for business; Johnson Chan has been in line since Wednesday (he’s number 29) in order to get a special bottle as a gift for his son’s upcoming 30th birthday. On his son’s wish list: Pappy Van Winkle’s 15, 20 and 23 year Old Family Reserve–though it’s looking like 15 is the best he’ll be able to land.

Chan’s wife, Virginia, told Vancity Buzz via telephone that the BC Liquor Store team has been taking great care of the people waiting in line, and that they’re going to set up tents Friday morning because of the coming rainstorm. Spirits are high (though no spirits are flowing in the line) and a great camaraderie born of mutual interest in rare whiskies has been struck up. According to Chan, the first person in line came from Tacoma, Washington, and arrived on Monday.
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Did anyone here fight the crowds with success last weekend?

If anyone picked up a bottle of Van Winkle and wants to have a tasting party, please advise
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the 36000 bottle was purchased by the dude that's managing Prohibition for the bar.
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Didn't bother going. Friend works at the BCL office and said that unless I lined up early then there was no chance I'd get my hands on a bottle of PvW
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If anyone is interested in sphere ice molds, the Safeway at Oakridge has a bunch on clearance. If you walk into the store, in the very very back corner where the produce section is, there is a clearance shelf with random discounted items. One of those items currently are ice molds. A set of 4 molds for $10 (50% off).
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The liquor store on Cambie and 39 has at least 30 bottles of Hibiki left.
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The liquor store on Cambie and 39 has at least 30 bottles of Hibiki left.
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^ go on the BCLDB website...there is allot of Hibiki Harmony in various signature stores across the lower mainland....
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^ go on the BCLDB website...there is allot of Hibiki Harmony in various signature stores across the lower mainland....
Tried searching and nothing came up?
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It's a special/limited release so it's not on the site, but I was there yesterday just before closing, they have plenty left. If you want a bottle of the Hibiki Harmony, now is your chance. Act fast though, I saw a lot of older Chinese men buying 3-5 at a time.
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From a pure whiskey standpoint not surprised that there's plenty of Harmony left. Taste wise it's meh at best. With that said, from a going with trend b/c it's Japanese whiskey standpoint I can see many getting it just because.
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They imported quite a bit of Harmony to Ontario, so it's not totally surprising there are lots of stock in BC too.

I wouldn't say taste is "meh". I found it to be very similar to the aged Hibiki. If you poured me a glass of Harmony and said it was Hibiki 12 or 17, i'd have a hard time telling the difference unless I was trying all 3 back to back and really focused. That's just me though.

Personally I found the Nikka Tsuru NAS (not the 17 YO decanter) to be a lot tougher to find over the past weekend than the Hibiki Harmony. Has anyone seen stock left?
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Thanks RS! Scratched a couple people off my Christmas shopping list today.
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Just went and bought myself a bottle of Harmony.

There are still ALOT in stock.
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The liquor store on Cambie and 39 has at least 30 bottles of Hibiki left.
There are some (5) left at the Highgate location as well.
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Nice you snatched 3. Enjoy them! I'm considering getting the Nikka Pure Malt, it's only $90 or so and the store has a few left too.
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I'm considering getting the Nikka Pure Malt, it's only $90 or so and the store has a few left too.
Nikka Pure Malt only $67

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Tried searching and nothing came up?
thanks for the heads up, the BCLDB will update shortly. Regardless, we brought in over 300 cases to the province and at the release they only had 60 cases, which sold out in hours. Check your local signature store, they should have some.
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I have a question about the Hibiki 12. What's the price of that locally (when it's available)?

Friend is in Japan right now and he found some that end up being around $60-$70CAD depending on the store he's at.
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^ Canada will not get any aged statement Hibiki, heck it was hard enough to get some Harmony. Get you friend to buy it for you. Unless you can find some at a duty free airport.....
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I have a question about the Hibiki 12. What's the price of that locally (when it's available)?

Friend is in Japan right now and he found some that end up being around $60-$70CAD depending on the store he's at.
If your friend is seeing bottles of 12 for $60 to $70, i'd say buy it. Don't even think twice. They are challenging to find, even in Japan
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