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Postby bond » Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:47 pm

I am working on a whisky compilation. If folks were to list their favourite whisky stores (any part of the world), preferably located in important cities, what would the listing be like? Top 3/4 stores.

Thanks in advance.


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Postby Wave » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:37 pm

My favs are;

Royal Mile Whiskies - Edinburgh, Scotland
Binny's - Chicago, Ill. USA
Sam's Wine & Spirits - Chicago, Ill USA
D&M Wines and Liquors - San Francisco, CA USA


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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:45 pm

Federal Wines & Spirits, 29 State Street, Boston (just a few steps from Quincy Market and the Old State House). http://www.federalwine.com Phone 617 367 8605. A small shop with a great selection, and best of all a passionate advocate in Joe Howell.

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:02 pm

Loch Fyne Whiskies, Inverary, Scotland
Constantine Stores Ltd. Cornwall, England (aka http://www.drinkfinder.co.uk)
Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Postby Frodo » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:31 pm

LCBO Summerhill & Yonge.

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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:59 am

These are places I have purchased from in the past year or so. I suggest them as they are well stocked with whisky you don't find all over the place, with good, knowledgeable service along with good values.

in Hamburg

Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh

in Prague

in New York

in Menlo Park, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

in SOHO, London

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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:01 am

Oh yea, and of course The Whisky Exchange!! I unfortunately missed getting there when I visited London last month, but I have purchased bottles there in the past, had them delivered to friends, who brought them over.

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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:06 am

And The Whisky Exchange Vinopolis location too! It's where a friend picked up a small bottle of the 1990 distilled Lonmorn, taken from the cask, an excellent whisky!!

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Postby studal » Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:39 am

Celtic Whiskey on Dawson Street in Dublin. A great little store with lovely staff and Redbreast aways on the tasting table. Many a cold winters day I have slipped in there, not to buy anything but to have a little shot or two of th Redbreast. :lol:

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Postby Bullie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:34 am

1. Royal Mile Whiskies, UK: http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/

2. Whiskyhouse, DK: http://www.whiskyhouse.dk/

3. Juul's, DK: http://www.juuls.dk/

4. Systembolaget, SWE: http://www.systembolaget.se/

5. The Whisky Exchange, UK: http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/

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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:39 am

Mainly Malts, The Courtyard, Bawtry, South Yorkshire. Established about 18 months. Already built up good relationships with many in the business. Gets a lot of limited editions in. Very friendly and family run. Keeps 300+ malts in, good selection of blends and overseas whiskies. Runs regular tastings. Burns Night not to be missed! Online ordering too.

Best of all, 10 minutes walk from my house! :D

My other three are mentioned above. The Whisky Exchange, Loch Fyne, and Royal Mile Whiskies.

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Postby Ardbeg311 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:26 pm

I would second FWS in Boston. I would also add Town Wine & Spirits in Rumford, RI. While not the important city that bond prefers in this post, it is not that far from Providence (what is in RI?) and Elliott Fishbein is, like Joe at FWS, an educator about single malts. He also sponsors wonderful tastings thoughout the year.

I recommend very much Enoteca Al Parlamento Achilli here in Rome. This is where you will also find all those important Samaroli bottlings and "odd" Moon Import bottlings. This is a beautiful enoteca and the staff is very polite and helpful. IMO it is the best shop in Rome.

Setting personal service issues aside, another whisky shop in Rome that one could mention, given their selection and prices, is Enoteca Costantini.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:43 pm


Some of the nicest that I've come across are as follows:

1. Milroys of Soho. Legendary shop, which, despite of changes in ownership, continues to provide spot-on service and has superb selection of whiskies, including many Milroy's own bottlings. If I had to choose one single whisky shop to visit, this would be it.

2. Loch Fyne Whiskies. I like the personal touch, and prices are occasionally exceptional. Service & delivery works A-OK. Delivery price outside UK is rather dear though.

3. Weinquelle, Hamburg. Superb service from the Luehmann family, and great selections & prices. Store is definitely worth a visit, the folks are very very friendly and kind and their internet sales work extremely well. Highly recommended!
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Postby les taylor » Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:17 pm

Loch Fyne Whisky love the attitiude.


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Postby Jan » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:38 pm

Bullie wrote:
2. Whiskyhouse, DK: http://www.whiskyhouse.dk/

3. Juul's, DK: http://www.juuls.dk/

You beat me to it Bullie. But apart from the above, there is also another fine Danish Shop: Cadenheads - Whisky and Lifestyle in Odense.


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Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:50 pm

1) The Whisky Shop, Edinburgh http://www.whiskyshop.com/ - the best service I’ve had in a whisky shop. I describe the flavours I fancy and they match it to a whisky. Outstanding.

2) The Whisky Exchange, London http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/ Great choices, good prices, good website.

3) Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre, Edinburgh http://www.whisky-heritage.co.uk/ Not good for IBs, and only really included cos they’ve got a great whisky menu in their restaurant, which encourages me to go up to their spacious, well-lit shop and spend!

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