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Velvet Falernum to the US
hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-08-11 10:54 pm   Permalink

I was at High-time yesterday and they are out of Velvet Falernum, anyone knows where I can get some in L.A.?

 
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martiki
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Posted: 2008-08-13 08:35 am   Permalink

Vendome in NoHo.

 
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Austin_Tiki
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Posted: 2008-08-13 08:45 am   Permalink

I just picked up a bottle of Velvet here in Austin for $13. It definitely has a more complex flavor profile than does Fee Brothers, although I'm not convinced that that means it mixes better in cocktails.

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-08-13 2:01 pm   Permalink

Martin, I have been there twice, last time was a month ago and they don't have it.

 
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van Oosten
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Posted: 2008-08-29 7:49 pm   Permalink

In LA area, call down to Hi-Times, or call to Wine Warehouse or Wally's. In NoCal (mail order) you can order from Blackwell's, Wine Commune/Berkeley, Vintage Wine & Spirits in Mill Valley. California distributor is Pacific Edge.

Also by mail order is DrinkUpNY.com or samswines.com.


 
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Shaun of theTiki
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Posted: 2008-08-30 1:53 pm   Permalink

I just picked up the last bottle at a BevMo shop in Roseville, CA. I tried it in a Test Pilot cocktail, it rocks.

 
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Sparkle Mark
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From: Porter Ranch, CA
Posted: 2008-08-31 9:44 pm   Permalink

I called around the SFV Bevmo's and located a bottle of Velvet Falernum. They had one bottle in Northridge, so I got it.
It's getting scarce. I've made up a couple of batches of my own Falernum and I've been waiting to get my hands on it for comparison sake. A friend was generous enough to share the ancient Sazerac Falernum, but I still needed to get a taste of the Velvet Falernum to see what it's all about.
Very tasty!


 
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toofastjim
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Posted: 2008-09-03 3:54 pm   Permalink

I easily found it in two local stores (one in CT; one in MA), one of which considers Bacardi their top shelf of rums. I've been reluctant to use it in a cocktail figuring the alcohol might screw up the rest of the mixes & held out for some Fee Bros., but after reading this thread, may give it a whirl.

 
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bewarethe151
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Posted: 2008-09-03 6:48 pm   Permalink

There's about 20 bottles at HiTimes, now.

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-09-03 8:53 pm   Permalink

Ayyyyy, damn it!this means I have to go there again, High Time is not exactly around the corner. Actually I love going there, but I end up spending millions of dollars....

 
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bewarethe151
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Posted: 2008-09-03 9:22 pm   Permalink

BTW, it's not with the mixers anymore. It's kind of close the entance of the store, behind a row of registers.

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-09-08 10:35 pm   Permalink

Finally I was able to get a couple of bottles from High-Time. There are only three left.

 
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Sparkle Mark
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Posted: 2008-09-25 10:32 pm   Permalink

Are all of the Bevmo's out of Velvet??

Best
Mark


 
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bewarethe151
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Posted: 2008-09-26 06:08 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-09-25 22:32, Sparkle Mark wrote:
Are all of the Bevmo's out of Velvet??

Best
Mark



I've seen lone, or 2 bottles, on the Bevmo shelves around SoCal. Some have it with mixers, others with liqueurs.


 
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iTiki
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Posted: 2008-10-17 2:10 pm   Permalink

I just found a lone bottle at BevMo. What's the best drink to try this stuff out?

 
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