LCBO Garage Sale 2017

Laphroaig-Cairdeas-Madeira-Cask-2016

It’s that time of year again, where dust is blown off “missing” inventory and black swans appear on the shelves of the most unlikely stores. Yes, it’s LCBO’s financial year end. After a week of frenzied physical inventory, a number of unique, precious bottles emerge from the undergrowth like morels, waiting for the sharp-eyed forager to spot and take home to enjoy.

So what’s on the menu this year?

Glenfiddich 1963 Original Single Malt  for $59!

Auchentoshan 18 Years Old Lowland Single Malt  for $94!

Caol Ila Distillers Edition

Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016 Madeira release, $100!

Hart 11-year-old Craigellachie Speyside Cask Strength 2005

That’s as of Friday, March 31. I expect more to trickle out of the warehouses over the next couple of days.

But Forager, you might say, when I check inventory there are zero bottles showing anywhere. True, but here’s another secret: the inventory level on the website do not always agree with the inventory levels on the iOS app. Why? No clue, but I can attest to the truth of it with a bottle of Amrut Single Cask I found for $42.

As a last note, if you don’t manage to find a trophy bottle, the consolation prize is a bottle of Benromach 10. Numerous times I have praised it’s unbeatable quality/price ratio and now LCBO has released a huge amount across the province making it readily available nearly everywhere. Enjoy.

Happy foraging

 

 

 

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Whisky Forager

I collect whisky. I like good prices for whisky. Living in Toronto doesn’t often allow for both but I'm lucky enough to travel a lot for work. I get to shop around for whisky and I want to share the good buying opportunities that I come across. That’s the premise. I’m not writing about tasting or grading whisky, there’s plenty of other sources for those opinions. I just want to share opportune finds for quality bottles at below market prices. A couple of years ago after discovering a pricing discrepancy at LCBO that provided a few deeply discounted bottles for my collection, I realized that there are lots of opportunities to purchase good single malts at a discount price. And not just outside of Canada but also sometimes in Ontario. It may be hard to believe, but the LCBO can be your ally just as often as it’s your nemesis. This is not a commercial site, I only share my finds based on my own opinions of good prices and good bottles.

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