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Whisky in Washington DC

Postby corbuso » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:40 pm

I will make a short trip to Washington and since the dollar is rather low, I thought it might be a nice opportunity to buy some good single malts (e.g., Laphroaig 30). Do you have any recommendations for a shop to visit?
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Re: Whisky in Washington DC

Postby ResIpsa539 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:34 pm

Check out The Wine Specialist. They have a nice selection and their prices are not unreasonable.

http://www.winespecialist.com
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Re: Whisky in Washington DC

Postby OKDiver1 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:58 pm

LSD brought this up in another post:
http://www.cellar.com/specials.aspx?category=Liquors
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Re: Whisky in Washington DC

Postby corbuso » Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:58 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:yes but beware of DC sales tax at 9-10% on alcohol, as opposed to maryland at 6%.

try any of these stores. much cheaper than DC and right near DC.

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dlrtm ... ations.asp

http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/ ... ecials.cfm


Thank you for the advice, but since I will be in the US for only 24 h, I will have to content myself with what is in washington DC.
Otherwise, how does it work to ship whisky between different states? I heard it was rather complicated....
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Re: Whisky in Washington DC

Postby Laphroaig » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:41 pm

Yeah it is hard to ship between states, especially if you announce you have a package of liquor and go further to let everyone know you have no license or credentials to ship across state lines.

Quiet as it's kept, US mail isn't *supposed* to be scrutinized in the same manner as incoming foreign mail. It does not require a declaration slip.

I'm not recommending anything here... but just in case you're feeling cantankerous, or perhaps just very thirsty, make sure you use domestic postage & packaging materials. 50 stamps featuring the Ayotolla's or Putin's face will probably raise at least an eyebrow ...or two.
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Re: Whisky in Washington DC

Postby cedarjet » Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:54 am

As a former DC area resident and a regular shopper of the DC stores while in town, be assured that the DC liquor prices are far less than Maryland and Virginia. The DC booze taes are far less than the taxes in MD and VA, even with a higher sales tax. The DC stores are privately run, the MD and VA stores are government-run. The DC stores actually compete against each other, hence the better prices in DC. The Monday Washington Post has the ads for the Dc stores each week. Although there are many stores in D c where I buy my scotch, I recommend Macgruder's on Conn. Avenue two blocks south of the MD line (in DC). Pearson's on Wisconsin is also a great place for decent prices, it's several blocks south of Wisconsin Ave. Central Liquors downtown on 9th street also has a large selection.
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