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Single malt scotch source in DC


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Schneiders on Mass Ave NE, near Union Station, although better known for its wine, has a decent selection of whiskey

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I've sometimes found better prices on single malts in the Montgomery County liquor stores than in DC, when they're having sales. You can check on their web site for what's currently on sale. Selection is probably moderate.

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Just picked up a bottle of Bowmore 12yr. and Balvenie 12yr. Double Wood at Potomac Wine & Spirits on M St & ...30th? I think?

Anyway, small selection but decent -- yesterday they had a bunch of Glens, Lagavullin, Talisker, Laphroig, Tobermory, Tomintoul, Craganmore, Highland Park and probably a couple others I'm forgetting, plus the ones I got.

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Just picked up a bottle of Bowmore 12yr. and Balvenie 12yr. Double Wood at Potomac Wine & Spirits on M St & ...30th? I think?

Anyway, small selection but decent -- yesterday they had a bunch of Glens, Lagavullin, Talisker, Laphroig, Tobermory, Tomintoul, Craganmore, Highland Park and probably a couple others I'm forgetting, plus the ones I got.

Potomac is a real gem for lovers of the obscure--arak (for those of us who have gotten hooked at Zaytniya), Van Winkle Reserve Rye, Herbsaint (for Sazeracs), and much more. And Steve is a real mensch.

Jake Parrott

Ledroit Brands, LLC

Bringing new and rare spirits to Washington DC.

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The Wine Specialist has always been a good source for independant bottlings of Malt Whisky. These are much harder to find than the distillery bottlings like Glenlivet, Macallan, etc. Look for the single cask bottlings from William Cadenhead, Murray McDavid, Signatory, Adelphi. They are much more interesting and bottled in tiny numbers. The Cadenhead whiskys are bottled cask strength ( 112°-130°), so be careful!

Mark

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I've already checked out Schneiders and tomorrow I'll hit Wine Specialist and Potomac. I'm leaning toward the Macallan Fine Oak 15 yr or the Aberlour abunadh but I'm curious to see what else is out there, particularly the cask strength. Thanks again everyone.

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