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csm posted:

1 bottle of Weller?  Why even bother? 

i was thinking the exact same thing. she said " we only received one bottle from the distillery so that's all we have to sell" lol

 

the DRC lottery will be interesting. if 13,000+ people entered the bourbon lottery, imagine how many will enter the DRC ... and i think they only get, what 100 bottles max of all the wines combined?

csm posted:
vertigo888 posted:

2x Birthday Bourbons

 

How did you get two??  

yah lol! 12,950 got nothing and you got 2??? i thought the LCBO has a "ip address monitoring system" or some sort of BS that they block people out... which is an entire other topic, 5 people in my office tried to get a bottle outside of the 6 in my wine club... all skunked..... i wonder if the LCBO tracking system flags or blocks any multiple orders from the same network? or if a husband/wife are both entering form the same laptop? my Italian paranoia is kicking in. i better go have a glass of wine.

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csm posted:

Fut nailed it.  The reason the bottle counts are so low is that the higher ups get their "samples" and the rest of us plebs get the table scraps.  

Is it that, or is it Agents holding back bottles?  When I see odd numbers of new releases available, i.e. that are not in multiples of standard case sizes of 6 or 12, I figure something is going on one way or the other.  If there are 21 bottles of something on offer, what's the deal?  Three bottles had to undergo 'testing' by the lcbo, or the agent only released 21 to the LCBO?

csm posted:
winecanuck posted:

A whisky group I'm in reported seeing cases of the Weller 12 at a GTA store right before this offering. Rumor is the LCBO accidentally shipped some to stores that was intended for the lottery.

Would not surprise me in the slightest if this happened. 

"Accidentally." Riiiiiiight. Call me cynical, but ...

machine posted:
csm posted:

Fut nailed it.  The reason the bottle counts are so low is that the higher ups get their "samples" and the rest of us plebs get the table scraps.  

Is it that, or is it Agents holding back bottles?  When I see odd numbers of new releases available, i.e. that are not in multiples of standard case sizes of 6 or 12, I figure something is going on one way or the other.  If there are 21 bottles of something on offer, what's the deal?  Three bottles had to undergo 'testing' by the lcbo, or the agent only released 21 to the LCBO?

Lab eats some, could be samples for the agent for licensees, could be breakage also. Could require a second sample bottle depending on what happened with the first.

And on something like this, it's generally not the agent "releasing" bottles to the LCBO, it's the other way around.

Oh, and what CSM said on top of that.

futronic posted:
machine posted:
csm posted:

Fut nailed it.  The reason the bottle counts are so low is that the higher ups get their "samples" and the rest of us plebs get the table scraps.  

Is it that, or is it Agents holding back bottles?  When I see odd numbers of new releases available, i.e. that are not in multiples of standard case sizes of 6 or 12, I figure something is going on one way or the other.  If there are 21 bottles of something on offer, what's the deal?  Three bottles had to undergo 'testing' by the lcbo, or the agent only released 21 to the LCBO?

Lab eats some, could be samples for the agent for licensees, could be breakage also. Could require a second sample bottle depending on what happened with the first.

And on something like this, it's generally not the agent "releasing" bottles to the LCBO, it's the other way around.

Oh, and what CSM said on top of that.

Well as long as all of those things align so that consumers get as few scraps as possible, I'll be reminded of my place in the Ontario wine world...

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