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Liquor Stores in Ventura, Santa Barbara, or Monterey?

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Postby Ganga » Mon May 28, 2007 11:32 pm

What's your route to Santa Barbara/Ventura? If you are travelling through LA, you have choices of Mission Liquor and Wine & Liquor Depot (only about 45-60 minutes from Ventura.

I will contact a friend of mine to see what is available in the Ventura/SB area.
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Postby heatmiser » Tue May 29, 2007 8:03 am

Wine & Liquor Depot in Van Nuys is hard to be for selection. They have one of the most comprehensive IB scotch selections than anywhere I have ever seen (and I have seen many!). Hi Times in Costa Mesa (further south) has probably a better selection of OB scotch's but their IB bottlings aren't that vast. Pricewise, Wine & Liquor Depot is usually less than Hi Times but both are extremely reasonable compared to others (ie. BevMo).
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Postby Ganga » Tue May 29, 2007 9:56 pm

My bud in Ventura/SB area has told me that these areas are slim pickins now. He says you're better off making the small pilgrimage to the LA area.

In addition to the two previously mentioned, there is Mission Liquor in the Pasadena/Altadena area. Good selection, a little pricey. They do have some good deals on some stuff and carry from the very low end on up (Lagavulin 30). K&L Wines recently opened up a store in Hollywood. Decent selection although a little difficult to get to.

As for Monterrey, you might get MikeyMad involved. I believe he has indicated that there are one or two near the aquarium. Also, you could make the trek over to the lower area and visit Beltramos or K&L. Beltramos has had Highland Park bottle single casks for them exclusively. Also, a Glenfarclas.
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Postby mikeymad » Wed May 30, 2007 1:40 am

Yep, I looked at Malts only:

Bottles N' Bins Liquor & Deli
898 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 375-5488

Right up the street from the Aquarium. Nice selection (including some rarely seen sample bottles), prices are okay.

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Postby mikeymad » Wed May 30, 2007 2:00 am

Did some google looking:

This one sounds interesting, maybe you can do a report on them, unless there are members that have been there:

House of Spirits
1783 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 642-3977


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Postby Ganga » Wed May 30, 2007 5:15 am

Good luck and enjoy your shopping.
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Postby S_tan_De_mon » Thu May 31, 2007 6:03 am

Sean:

I PM'd you concerning your trip through SoCal. Hopefully, it went through...

Slainte!

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