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[LCBO] Bourbon - Basil Hayden - 47.95

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[LCBO] Bourbon - Basil Hayden - 47.95

Nice sale on a nice bottle of Bourbon. Makes a great old fashioned. Nice looking bottle too if you're looking for gift ideas.

Lowest price I've personally seen.

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upvote for a decent bourbon at a nice sale price. . .

just want to add, for my tastes i would also suggest legent or elijah craig small batch around that price point. . .
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Agreed - the legent is also great... Also on sale right now!
afong636807717107645200 wrote: upvote for a decent bourbon at a nice sale price. . .

just want to add, for my tastes i would also suggest legent or elijah craig small batch around that price point. . .
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afong636807717107645200 wrote: upvote for a decent bourbon at a nice sale price. . .

just want to add, for my tastes i would also suggest legent or elijah craig small batch around that price point. . .
Yeah, love the elijah craig and the buffalo trace.
Would like to grab wild turkey and four roses at some point.
Wish LCBO carried elijah craig single barrel and/or toasted barrel though (at reasonable price of course)
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afong636807717107645200 wrote: upvote for a decent bourbon at a nice sale price. . .

just want to add, for my tastes i would also suggest legent or elijah craig small batch around that price point. . .
Darn it. I literally just bought a bottle of 1792 Small Batch on Friday and I was debating between it and the Elijah Craig and went with the 1792.

Bulleit 10 year is/was also on sale for $5.00 off.
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wormtail wrote: Yeah, love the the buffalo trace.
Starting to feel like I'm the only one who thinks this is a pass.
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hyperactiveme wrote: Starting to feel like I'm the only one who thinks this is a pass.
Basil Hayden is a nice bourbon. It's really smooth. It does NOT taste anything like Buffalo Trace. Face With Tears Of Joy

Edit: I'm on the fence between grabbing this or a bottle of Woodford Reserve Rye bourbon. I'd get both but last week I spent $220 on a bottle of bourbon and a bottle of scotch. My wife will kick me in the Christmas balls.
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Yeah, at $47, there are so many more bourbons I'd put on the list a head of this one, but non the less, worth posting this deal as it's still a great deal.

I love Buffalo Trace ($35), Grand Dad for Old fashions ($28), Four Roses small batch is quite amazing, Wild Turkey 101 ($30), so many good ones out there....now I'm getting thirsty.
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I've seen this Basil Hayden at $5 off before and it's a good one. I honestly didn't recall the regular price being so high so maybe the price and this discount have climbed.

As others have pointed out, you really can't beat the quality and value of Buffalo Trace. For some reason, though, the full bottles of BT aren't on the shelves in these here parts and the half bottles aren't quite the same bargain.

For those who are inclined to experiment in the upper $30s, I would recommend giving Bushmills Black Bush a try - a very solid Irish whiskey. Like Buffalo Trace, it's hard to find something as good at its price level. Unfortunately, my favourite Irish (Powers Gold) is unavailable here these days. Bourbon and Irish whiskeys are quite different but I quite like both types. Partial to single malt scotches as well...
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CaptSmethwick wrote: I've seen this Basil Hayden at $5 off before and it's a good one. I honestly didn't recall the regular price being so high so maybe the price and this discount have climbed.

As others have pointed out, you really can't beat the quality and value of Buffalo Trace. For some reason, though, the full bottles of BT aren't on the shelves in these here parts and the half bottles aren't quite the same bargain.

For those who are inclined to experiment in the upper $30s, I would recommend giving Bushmills Black Bush a try - a very solid Irish whiskey. Like Buffalo Trace, it's hard to find something as good at its price level. Unfortunately, my favourite Irish (Powers Gold) is unavailable here these days. Bourbon and Irish whiskeys are quite different but I quite like both types. Partial to single malt scotches as well...
in addition to the ones already mentioned, i just got around to trying maker's mark 46--very interesting bottle, at the next price point above basil hayden. . .maker's is usually not my style, but i'm liking the 46 so far--long, long finish
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It should be noted...here in Calgary, several stores (Crowfoot wine and spirits) are selling Buffalo trace for $29.99...now that's a bargain!
Update for BT...$27 at BSW Liquor!
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afong636807717107645200 wrote: in addition to the ones already mentioned, i just got around to trying maker's mark 46--very interesting bottle, at the next price point above basil hayden. . .maker's is usually not my style, but i'm liking the 46 so far--long, long finish
The MM46 is indeed quite good. If you can find a bottle of Wild Turkey's Longbranch, it is an interesting bourbon on the premium edge of the entry level bourbons - flavourful, smooth, and easy-drinking. It may come off as a tad overpriced at $60 and doesn't have the punch of Maker's Mark 46 but it's quite good.
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Another good recommendation - thank you!
afong636807717107645200 wrote: in addition to the ones already mentioned, i just got around to trying maker's mark 46--very interesting bottle, at the next price point above basil hayden. . .maker's is usually not my style, but i'm liking the 46 so far--long, long finish
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You poor Ontarians...
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jdewit wrote: You poor Ontarians...
It's frustrating having the LCBO as our only source for bottles. Not just for price, but for access.
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All this talk makes me want to break into a Pappy! Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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Wow an LCBO sale that's more than $2 off something other than wine, that's nice!
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jdewit wrote: You poor Ontarians...
Agreed. That being said, I travel pretty much around the globe and there are not that many places where the selection is as vast as it is in a good LCBO and the price is reasonable. For example, in Tokyo, a good single malt Scotch is super cheap because Japan's tax on importation of spirits is something like $5/L rather than a percentage of the value. But just try to get a nice bottle of French or US wine at a reasonable price. Paris is great for French wine but not great for others - and whiskey is no bargain there. New York City? Great selection but sky-high prices on almost everything.

LCBO remains one of a handful of the largest international purchasers of wines and spirits and can command both supply and reasonable prices. And you can order anything from their catalogue and have it delivered to a local outlet. We do crab about the prices but, on a whole, the model has its advantages and its disadvantages. While I would like Costco to carry some stock, I wouldn't see it as handling anything but volume beer/wine labels.
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BC Liquor stores have this on sale for the same price - $47.99. The regular price is $50.99. This price does not include tax and deposit.

I’ve heard the name numerous times, but have never tried. Might try since on sale.
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CaptSmethwick wrote: Agreed. That being said, I travel pretty much around the globe and there are not that many places where the selection is as vast as it is in a good LCBO and the price is reasonable. For example, in Tokyo, a good single malt Scotch is super cheap because Japan's tax on importation of spirits is something like $5/L rather than a percentage of the value. But just try to get a nice bottle of French or US wine at a reasonable price. Paris is great for French wine but not great for others - and whiskey is no bargain there. New York City? Great selection but sky-high prices on almost everything.

LCBO remains one of a handful of the largest international purchasers of wines and spirits and can command both supply and reasonable prices. And you can order anything from their catalogue and have it delivered to a local outlet. We do crab about the prices but, on a whole, the model has its advantages and its disadvantages. While I would like Costco to carry some stock, I wouldn't see it as handling anything but volume beer/wine labels.
100% accurate. . .i have seen exactly what you describe, and selection is the biggest key imho. yes, they can't compete with specialty shops that focus on a particular spirit or region, or with a discounter/outlet on pricing, but for diverse offerings across the entire beverage spectrum and at reasonable prices, i have not found anything close to comparable. especially since they run hundreds of locations with the logistical demands that it requires.

. . .not to mention, revenues go back into funding programs and services for us, not as dividends for shareholders in some billion-dollar corporation. . .

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