Liquor Store Scavenging
Posted 02 May 2009 - 01:40 AM
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.
Posted 26 January 2010 - 05:45 PM
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.
Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:53 PM
Acme Cocktail Company
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.
creator of acquired tastes
Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:51 AM
Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:14 AM
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?