Well, we are back from the "booze run" - we didn't make it to Calgary or to Edmonton. We did discover a good selection in the Derrick Liquor store in Edson, Alberta, with some good prices - Laphroaig QC was $53.49 compared to the $78 we are being gouged in BC. They also had some of the Macallan 20s, 30s, 40s & 50s replicas. These appeared breifly in BC, and we featured them at one of our tastings. Our fave was the 30s. We stocked up!
We also came accross an amazing liquor store in Jasper, Alberta - the Jasper Liquor Store and Wine Cellar. Go downstaris into the wine celler, and take a look behind the cage-door. What an incredible collection....better than the 39th & Cambie Liquor store by a mile! He even had three bottles of Laphroig 10 yo but I couldn't convince him to part with one!
Some examples - Bruichladdich 1986 (Scotts); Linlithgow (also Scotts), Macallan 1841, Macallan 21 fine oak; 17yo Glenhaven; Tandhu 1982; glenmorangie 1977........etc. They had a Leapfrog 1987 - don't know where that is from, or if it is worth the $181.95? Anyone know?
We had a great trip and increased our inventory