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(London Free Press)   Apparently they just leave $26 000 bottles of scotch unguarded at Ontario liquor stores   (lfpress.com) divider line 61
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2013-04-24 12:22:32 AM  

GoldDude: This smacks of an inside job.
Either the case was left unlocked, or an LCBO employee simply handed the bottle to the man rather than walking it up to the front cash.
I've bought stuff from that LCBO that was locked in the cabinets.  If it's more than $300 it is pretty standard practice for them to walk it to the front cash.  And I'm a pretty trustworthy looking (white male) guy.
Furthermore, when I was picking up something from the special order desk, I was joking asked "who gets the job of moving that bottle?", referring to a bottle of Louis XIII cognac on display, to which the guy asked "What, the real one?" - they had a fake display bottle.

So either multiple mistakes were made, or this was an inside job.
In either case, I'll bet this 50-year-old Glenfiddich is not 200x better than the 18-year-old Bowmore (LCBO 250399, $126.95)


Ya, I bought a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue for a gift once. They wouldn't even display it in a case. They got it from the cage or something in the back.

/Ya, I know. But I drink Sake. I don't know a good Scotch from a bottle of Screech.
 
2013-04-24 12:49:31 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Ya, I bought a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue for a gift once. They wouldn't even display it in a case. They got it from the cage or something in the back.

/Ya, I know. But I drink Sake. I don't know a good Scotch from a bottle of Screech.


I ordered a glass of JW Blue at a bar once, just to try it. It's not bad. Very, very smooth. As an alcoholic drink, it's quite enjoyable. The fundamental problem, though, is that no matter how good it is, it's still a blended Scotch and just doesn't have much character. It's too expensive to be a drinking Scotch (like Johnnie Walker Black) and not interesting enough to be a sipping Scotch (like a single malt). If somebody gave me a bottle as a gift I would certainly enjoy it, but for my own money I'd rather spend a third to half of the price on a decent single malt.
 
2013-04-24 01:22:01 AM  

cptjeff: How the fark do they get away with charging $26,000 for Glenfiddich? Did they misplace a decimal?


It's $26,000 Canadian, which is like $40 in real money.
 
2013-04-24 07:29:14 AM  
Is this the thread where everyone pretends to know a lot about scotch?
 
2013-04-24 09:03:35 AM  
FTFA
Carol Anderson, an Ottawa-based scotch taster for more than 50 years

How does one apply for that job? Talk about your satisfying careers.
 
2013-04-24 10:48:27 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: And does anyone notice the irony of being a snob over Scotch?

This is a beverage whose creators prize it for how fast it gets you drunk.


I am pretty sure that you are confusing Vodka with Scotch, you are going to have a bad time if you try and slug down Laphroaig.

/Plus Vodka is a lot cheaper if you just want to get drunk.
 
2013-04-24 01:39:18 PM  

Mock26: And sadly, he is probably drinking it over ice with water.


Nope, he's mixing it with coke while watching the leafs playoffs.
 
2013-04-24 01:46:27 PM  

Sweaty Dynamite: But it was Canadian dollars. So what's that, about seven bucks American?


Let me guess: were you told there would be no math?

I'm really puzzled why an item you could put in a large pocket worth $26k is some kind of super-secure display case.

/I like scotch
//Most expensive bottle I've ever owned is under $100
 
2013-04-24 02:07:28 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Mock26: Also, my local liquor store locks up the $400 bottles.  The people "running" the store in the article are morans.

Liqour stores in ontario are run by the government hence the term
liqour control board of ontario. Or lcbo.

and that is why ontario still has a thriving bootlegging industry.

nevermind the lousy hours beer and liqour stores have to keep. Open till 10 on fri and sat. Open till 5 on sunday.
yep I hope the guys steals shiat from them regularly


At least you can buy beer, wine, and booze at the same location. In PA there's a 6-pack store, a 24-pack store, and a LCBO-like store that sells wine and booze.

At least the LCBOs try to have a diverse inventory, the PA stores tend to just have common stuff.

/Not a hipster, but I like to experiment
 
2013-04-24 08:17:06 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: Mock26: Also, my local liquor store locks up the $400 bottles.  The people "running" the store in the article are morans.

Liqour stores in ontario are run by the government hence the term
liqour control board of ontario. Or lcbo.

and that is why ontario still has a thriving bootlegging industry.

nevermind the lousy hours beer and liqour stores have to keep. Open till 10 on fri and sat. Open till 5 on sunday.
yep I hope the guys steals shiat from them regularly


I recall some years back an audit was done on the LCBO. It was prolly predicated on the LCBO management touting how profitable they were to the Province. However, once the *farkin outrageous* taxes were stripped out of their financial statements - because any bizness selling booze would also have to collect the same taxes, it was discovered that the LC actually lost money each year. Now how in the name of Fark can a liquor store chain with a total monopoly in a province of about ten million farking citizens LOSE MONEY???!!!
 
2013-04-24 08:22:27 PM  

Farxist Marxist: teenage mutant ninja rapist: Mock26: Also, my local liquor store locks up the $400 bottles.  The people "running" the store in the article are morans.

Liqour stores in ontario are run by the government hence the term
liqour control board of ontario. Or lcbo.

and that is why ontario still has a thriving bootlegging industry.

nevermind the lousy hours beer and liqour stores have to keep. Open till 10 on fri and sat. Open till 5 on sunday.
yep I hope the guys steals shiat from them regularly

I recall some years back an audit was done on the LCBO. It was prolly predicated on the LCBO management touting how profitable they were to the Province. However, once the *farkin outrageous* taxes were stripped out of their financial statements - because any bizness selling booze would also have to collect the same taxes, it was discovered that the LC actually lost money each year. Now how in the name of Fark can a liquor store chain with a total monopoly in a province of about ten million farking citizens LOSE MONEY???!!!


Now that I think about it, I suppose giving away $26000 bottles of booze will detract from the bottom line.
 
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