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Tuesday
Jun082010

Notes and Tidbits 6/8/10

Not enough info lately to justify sending out an email to the Whiskey Email list, so I'm just going to add a few things to the blog here.

- I just brought in Highland Park 15 because I got a good deal on it via a bulk combo with the 12 and 18.  Lowest price I found on the internet was $54.99 and so I put it at $52.99.  That's cheap if you like Highland Park.  I won't be ordering it again once it's out, so take advantage of the sale.

- Speaking of Highland Park, we're toying with bringing in the new release of the Highland Park 40 year and we have worked out a deal where you can have the brand manager come over to your house and taste you and your friends on the entire portfolio if you purchase the bottle.  I think it's around $3000, but that's pretty nice of them to offer I think.

- Speaking of toying around, I was playing with the idea of starting an old and rare whisky section much like we do with the wines.  I'm not sure how into that most single malt fans are, but there are some auction houses for retail out there that have things like 1974 Ardbeg.  Maybe by the end of the year I'll have a collection of bottles no longer available behind my newly remodeled jewel case.  If you don't want to buy them at least we can all look at them and dream, right?

- Going to send an email out soon about the cocktail event coming up at Martin's West on June 21st.  I'm thinking $10-$15 a person for an evening with Jennifer Colliau and Erik Ellestad.  Jen makes the drinks and Erik tells you about classic drinks and their evolution.  Fun. 

That's it for today. 

-David Driscoll

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