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Liquor Store Scavenging


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#31 RoyalSwagger

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:40 AM

I found a little place that's basically like walking into a time capsule. Known throughout Tucson as "Ray's Harmacy" due to the marquee lacking a P. I don't think that they had a bottle of liquor in the harmacy that was younger than 1993. It was like walking into a museum where everything was on sale. A few things that stood out during my first trip...

A decanter bottle of Old Grandad in honor of the Bicentennial, anthropomorphic bottles of Wild Turkey and Eagle Rare, both from the 80's, some nice looking ceramic Tiki bottles of rum that I will have to take a closer look at the next time I'm in. Last But not least, a velvet bottle of Cherry Marnier circa 1960's... which I had to buy.

#32 jmfangio

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:45 PM

I spotted a few dusty bottles of Grand Marnier 'La Grande Passion' in a liquor store today. Has anyone here ever had it? I hadn't heard of it before, but found this bit of info from Grand Marnier on another forum:

In the mid 80's we effectively launched a liqueur based on passion fruits and Armagnac that was called 'La Grande Passion'. It was sweet and contained less alcohol than Grand Marnier. However, mainly due to the fact that we were using a rather expensive Armagnac rather than cheaper neutral alcohol, we were not able to compete against many others price wise. Therefore we ceased the manufacture of this particular product around 1994 hence the reason you won't find it anywhere anymore.


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#33 marty mccabe

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:53 PM

In Rhode Island, the distributor that had del Maguey was sold, and their inventory closed out. I have picked up (at different stores) a bottle of Chichicapa for $50 and a bottle of Tobala for $75!!! Hope it helps...
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#34 marty mccabe

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 10:14 AM

Not sure this is "scavenging" as much as one of the craziest deals ever: El Tesoro 70th Aniversario tequila at Wollaston Supreme Liquors for $29.99/bottle!!! Bought two bottles myself.
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#35 bostonapothecary

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 01:40 PM

Not sure this is "scavenging" as much as one of the craziest deals ever: El Tesoro 70th Aniversario tequila at Wollaston Supreme Liquors for $29.99/bottle!!! Bought two bottles myself.



i was on the red line so i followed your tip and made a detour. i picked up two bottles as well. what did you think of the stuff? i don't think i've ever had an extra anejo. the bottle claims it spent seven years in wood.

its kind of opulent and rich stuff. has all the hallmarks of tequila but also a dessert sherry kind of feel to it.
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#36 Chris Amirault

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:51 AM

Found and grabbed a dusty bottle of Skane aquavit last week for 15 bucks, and it's vastly superior to the Aalborg (the only thing I can get around here most of the time). Makes a killer Norwegian Wood in particular.
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#37 Dave the Cook

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:14 AM

I came across two interesting things the other day, though I purchased neither, deciding to wait and hear from folks here first.

One was "S & L Cristiani Maraschino." Until that moment, I didn't think anyone besides Stock, Luxardo and Maraska made maraschino. Anyone know about this other stuff? It was a couple of bucks cheaper than Luxardo.

The other was a group of Doorly's rum bottlings; several ages and colors, 80 and (IIRC) a 151. It was all suspiciously inexpensive. What's the story here?

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