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*Angry Newspaper Website Comment Guy*
Might I suggest learning to laugh at yourself as a resolution for 2015?
Passing on the cheese is a big mistake. There is always room for cheese.
I have some follow-up, an interesting example of the bureaucracy actually being used to ensure fairness... sort of.
Old Rip Van Winkle 10 and 12 year along with Pappy Van Winkle 15 year were released to Columbus area agencies yesterday. By released, I mean that a sales rep went around to stores and hand-delivered 1 bottle to each of them. Yes, 1 bottle.
So how does that work, you ask? Part of a sales rep's job, which I did not write about in the article, is to broker the transfer of booze between state agencies. If I am a bar or restaurant and am trying to get ahold of something that my liquor agency doesn't have, I can call my sales rep. The sales rep can see whether those bottles are available at other agencies in the state and facilitate their transfer. Sometimes they even ferry the bottle over themselves. A paper trail is created that basically creates a world of hurt for the parties involved should the bottle not reach its intended recipient. So, the release yesterday was even more tightly coordinated than anticipated.
I know a guy in Columbus who managed to get a bottle of everything because he has a contact at a state warehouse who clued him off. All he did after that was call around to various Giant Eagles and have them hold bottles for him.
I did want to mention that, to their credit, The Winking Lizard at least never gouges on pours when they do offer the good stuff. I was lucky enough to have some Pappy 15 at Lizardville last year and they were charging $9, I think. Same margin as they charge on everything else. In other markets, you can expect to spend $25.
Love Wild Turkey 101. They were omitted only because of length constraints. Their Russel's Reserve releases are worth every penny too.
Thanks, at least, for not pointing out that Jeckyll's burned down the day this article went to print.
Of course, Adam. I'm just glad that anyone reads this.
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