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Kono
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Posted: 2006-08-30 09:38 am   Permalink

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On 2006-08-30 08:42, GatorRob wrote:

Have you ever spoken to a store manager to see if they can stock TV syrups (orgeat, passion fruit)? I asked about them once in a Walgreens that had other TV products and all I got was blank stares.



I did a while back. He said they just get what Walgreens sends them.


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-08-31 06:07 am   Permalink

Typical corporate answer.

 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-08-31 3:51 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-08-17 21:52, I dream of tiki wrote:

Hollywood Liquors (different from Hollywood Liquor further west)
1011 N. Federal Highway
(954) 922-5416

Not the largest selection of rum in the world, but some goodies in stock. Some we now see everywhere, some are still harder to find....



Damn you IDOT! My secret supplier of El Dorado 15yr is now out of stock! I'll get you for this...... And your little dog too! Bwahhh Haaaa Haaa!

Since you outed my secret supplier out for ALL to see.... It is Hollywood Discount Liquors and if they don't have it, just ask.


 
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I dream of tiki
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2006-08-31 11:53 pm   Permalink

Chip, I'm SO SORRY. Had I known this info was meant to be private, I would have kept a zipped lip. Guess its little consolation to say they only had one bottle of 15 yr when I first visited.

The funny thing is its listed as Hollywood Liquors in the yellow pages, while the signs and advertisements say Hollywood Discount Liquors. I went with the Yellow Pages version out of security.

Again, my sincerest apologies.


 
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Kono
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Posted: 2006-09-01 6:55 pm   Permalink

By strange coincidence (its very rare for me to be in a liquor store) I was in Winn-Dixie Liquors today and had a peek into the grocery cart that's full of the marked-down sale items. Imagine my joy when I saw four bottles of Cockspur 5 Star marked down to $10.99 a bottle! The 5 Star is one of my all-time favorite gold rums so I immediately grabbed all the bottles. I checked out the shelf space where it is usually stocked and there were no other bottles, nor was there the little empty spot behind a price marker designated for Cockspur rum. I asked if they were going to discontinue sales and the woman at the register assured me that "no, its just on sale" but I have my doubts.

Grab it up while you can. Even if its not being phased out its still a GREAT rum and a bargain at $11 a 750ml.


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-09-01 7:55 pm   Permalink

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On 2006-09-01 18:55, Kono wrote:
its very rare for me to be in a liquor store


How about "licker" stores?

Sorry... cross-thread joke.


 
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I dream of tiki
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From: Pittsburgh, PA
Posted: 2006-09-10 8:20 pm   Permalink

In honor of the upcoming Hukilau, I figured I give a report on the liquor stores close by to assist the out-of-towners.

There are 4 liquors stores off the 17th street causeway, which is one of the couple of ways to get to A1A, where the Yankee Clipper and Bahia Cabana reside.

Here is a brief review on 3 of the 4 stores. The fourth store was less equipped than your average Walgreens.

Total Wine & Spirits
1906 Cordova Rd, Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 828-9463

17th Street crosses Cordova.
Wow, what an incredible place if you are a wine person. HUGE selection from all over. But I digress because this is really about rum.
The rum selection is just okay, but had a couple of nice staples.
St. James Amber and Extra Old.
Ron Diplomatico
Pritchards, 80 proof
Also found a rum from Barbados I've never seen before.
Anyone know anything about Doorly's? They had it in dark, white & XO.

67 Wine & Spirits
1317 S.E. 17 Street, Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 767-9099
Call to find out closing time. Current hours indicate closing @ 9 PM.
Its actually north on Cordova, across from the Winn Dixie.
Rum selection is okay. Kinda pricier on a few items by a dollar or two.
Of especial note was Mt. Gay Premium White. First time I've seen it in FL. They also have three types of the Voodoo Tiki Tequila behind the counter (blanco, resposado & anejo). VERY expensive.

Crown Wine & Spirits
1645 Cordova Road, Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 525-6565
They carry ORGEAT! Just saw it on bottom of the rum section.
Also have St. James Amber. Angostura 1919 as well.
And for a special laugh, look at the "Instant Mai Tai mix" that doesn't require any alcohol. Ick but funny!

[ This Message was edited by: I dream of tiki 2007-03-30 10:39 ]


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-09-11 10:14 am   Permalink

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On 2006-09-10 20:20, I dream of tiki wrote:
They also have three types of the Voodoo Tiki Tequila behind the counter (blanco, resposado & anejo). VERY expensive.


How much is "very expensive"? The lady at the local Wal-Mart market store told me they will be carrying it "probably next week" and said it's somewhere in the $30-$40 range.


 
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I dream of tiki
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Posted: 2006-09-12 04:43 am   Permalink

When I glanced at the prices, each was $50 and up. One of them was above $80.
Wish I had taken notes. Do call them to confirm the pricing.

Sounds like anyone wanting to try might do better to purchase through a local who can get a better deal.


 
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Hot Lava
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From: Saint Petersburg, FL
Posted: 2006-09-29 05:43 am   Permalink

I stopped into Detroit Liquors in downtown St. Petersburg last night to pick up some concert tickets and discovered...

they stock all of the Trader Vic's rums!

I picked up a bottle of the dark to try out -- $15.99.

The store owner is from California so he gets stuff that he likes and misses on the east coast. We talked for awhile -- he used to stock the Trader Vic's syrups but no one bought them, so he stopped. He seems like the type of guy who would order a case for us if we got together.

The store is on the corner of Central and 2nd in St. Pete.
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GentleHangman
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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2006-09-29 07:00 am   Permalink

The Crown Liquors up my way (US 1, Jensen Beach) has a pretty good selection or rums at reasonable prices. They were the ones that were able to get me two bottles of Saint James Hors D'Age but they didn't even know what Orgeat was let alone have it on a shelf! And . . . NO orange Curacao!

GH


 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-09-29 07:53 am   Permalink

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On 2006-09-29 07:00, GentleHangman wrote:
...And . . . NO orange Curacao!



You can really blow thier mind and ask for Red Curacao....

You can use Blue for any cocktail, just be aware of what it is going to do to the color of your cocktail. Some drinks go in cereamic mugs for this very reason.....


 
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GentleHangman
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From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2006-09-30 06:30 am   Permalink

I'd sooner down a can of 'Old Frothingslosh" beer than put Blue Curacao in my Mai Tai! Fortunately my local Winn Dixie Liquors has Orange Curacao. The only thing you can't do at the Winn Dixie is ask any questions . . . because the person at the counter usually hasn't a clue.
I'm really surprised that the Crown Liquors hasn't any of the mixing syrups . . . they have huge displays of cheese and crackers, condiments, exotic finger food, olives, onions, etc., etc., but no Orgeat or long garnish spears. Pity

GH


 
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Chip and Andy
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Posted: 2006-09-30 10:41 am   Permalink

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On 2006-09-30 06:30, GentleHangman wrote:
...I'm really surprised that the Crown Liquors hasn't any of ...



I can' speak for the whole Crown company, but my local shop has been willing to order just about anything I ask for. Getting friendly with the manager seems to help, but just make yourself a 'known regular' and they will be able to find a few more things for you on thier regular orders.


 
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GentleHangman
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Posted: 2006-10-01 1:37 pm   Permalink

It's unlikely I'll ever become one of their "regulars" being that I'm a Type 2 Diabetic and have to carefully control my alcohol intake... and also they are about 8 to 10 miles North of where I live. I actually 'stumbled'(bad choice of word?) across the place when I was coming home from an eye exam and thought I'd just check it out. As I said before they were willing to get the Saint James Hors D'Age for me (minimum 2-bottle order), but when it came to the Orgeat or other syrups they simply said that they have no call for it and would have to get it by the case.

So, I just wait until I need another 4 bottles or orgeat, throw in a few other syrups and order it online. It would just be nicer, next time I go up that way for glasses or an eye exam to be able to stop off there on my way home and 'stock up' on Hors D'Age, Orange Curacao and Orgeat, but I guess that's just wishful thinking on my part.

GH


 
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