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Old Nov 16, 17, 11:03 am
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Picked this up this past weekend at the local Total Wine. They only received in 2 bottles.
I was back in Andorra recently (see above) and this time I bought the Four Roses Single Barrel. It was only Ä20-something there. Wow I am surprised and impressed at the quality.
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Old Nov 18, 17, 6:56 am
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scored a 23 this year again. I know FDW got the 20. Anyone else? Already opened it!
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Old Nov 18, 17, 11:24 pm
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Total wine has totally screwed the state of Texas - no BTAC or PVW. My spend is going elsewhere next year.
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Old Nov 20, 17, 9:33 am
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Picked these up this weekend. All 3 can be surprisingly tricky to get in the Houston area.

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Old Nov 20, 17, 9:34 am
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Total wine has totally screwed the state of Texas - no BTAC or PVW. My spend is going elsewhere next year.
It does suck. I've noticed though that the Total Wines in the Houston area generally don't have the harder to get stuff. I usually end up just getting all our wine and champagne from them and then bourbon elsewhere.
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Also bought in Andorra, a bottle of Woodford Reserve Distillers Select. But what I hadn't noticed til now that I'm opening the bottle, that it's a 1 liter size bottle! Do they even sell those in the US?

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Old Nov 20, 17, 12:15 pm
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Also bought in Andorra, a bottle of Woodford Reserve Distillers Select. But what I hadn't noticed til now that I'm opening the bottle, that it's a 1 liter size bottle! Do they even sell those in the US?
I believe that's how that one comes. I could be mistaken though.
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It does suck. I've noticed though that the Total Wines in the Houston area generally don't have the harder to get stuff. I usually end up just getting all our wine and champagne from them and then bourbon elsewhere.
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Total wine has totally screwed the state of Texas - no BTAC or PVW. My spend is going elsewhere next year.
Does Total Wine down by y'all do their frequent buyer club? I don't shop at the one here in MD but my neighbor does and was able to get a BTAC via that route this year....

I remember being able to walk into Beltway (aka Total Wine) and have the pick of PVW/BTAC (oh the good ole days)..... I actually left many a VW 10 and 12 on the shelf there.....

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I believe that's how that one comes. I could be mistaken though.
I've only ever seen 750ml in the US. But maybe they now have bigger bottles like Europe? Or are there regional laws preventing that?
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
Also bought in Andorra, a bottle of Woodford Reserve Distillers Select. But what I hadn't noticed til now that I'm opening the bottle, that it's a 1 liter size bottle! Do they even sell those in the US?

Originally Posted by DetailsIM View Post
I believe that's how that one comes. I could be mistaken though.
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I've only ever seen 750ml in the US. But maybe they now have bigger bottles like Europe? Or are there regional laws preventing that?
All my duty-free Woodford purchases worldwide has been the one litre; I have yet to see anything but 750ml at US retail outlets
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Does Total Wine down by y'all do their frequent buyer club? I don't shop at the one here in MD but my neighbor does and was able to get a BTAC via that route this year....

I remember being able to walk into Beltway (aka Total Wine) and have the pick of PVW/BTAC (oh the good ole days)..... I actually left many a VW 10 and 12 on the shelf there.....

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yes, they do - I have her highest status (of course). They didnít ship any pvw or btac to the entire state this year. Independent retailers started putting btac on the shelf this week. Found a gts and wlw for $500. Unreal.

Did pick up a wt decades, ecbp and michterís toasted over the past couple days.
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yes, they do - I have her highest status (of course). They didnít ship any pvw or btac to the entire state this year. Independent retailers started putting btac on the shelf this week. Found a gts and wlw for $500. Unreal.

Did pick up a wt decades, ecbp and michterís toasted over the past couple days.
maybe they will do it later. I remember Total Wine last year holding their stock back and selling at a later date...
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Costco sells Woodford Reserve Distillerís Select in 1.75L. Bought one in LEX a couple weeks back for $60, though I think I have also seen it in Chicagoland. Different text/layout silk-screened on bottle than the one pictured here a couple days ago, but itís labeled as ďDistillerís Select/Woodford Reserve/Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.Ē

Is it the same exact stuff if it omits ďLabrot & GrahamĒ from the label? Sorry, I am kind of a bourbon novice.

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maybe they will do it later. I remember Total Wine last year holding their stock back and selling at a later date...
not happening here this year, confirmed with corporate.
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Originally Posted by stimpy View Post
Also bought in Andorra, a bottle of Woodford Reserve Distillers Select. But what I hadn't noticed til now that I'm opening the bottle, that it's a 1 liter size bottle! Do they even sell those in the US?

Woodford, Knob Creek and a few others are available in both 0.75L and 1.0L sizes in Ohio. I'm sure they are in other states as well.
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