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  1. So what I have found is it doesn’t matter so much how much you buy, but how often you frequent the store and then also store selection. Like IMHO your better off spreading your budget over the year as opposed to maybe making a few big purchases when store wide sales come around. The store managers typically reward regularity over one large one-off purchase. I would also recommend getting to know who handles the allocated products (wine/whisky/whatever) and get to know them and then make a point to chat with them every time you are in the store. They are more likely to help out their “friends” Lastly I think store selection plays a big part in this as well. It’s always better to be a big fish in a little pound if at all possible. Since it is impossible keep up at the spending levels of super high end stores regulars. Obviously this takes a lot of work and you will have to put in a good amount of time, but this is how I have managed to get allocated stuff from a few different places.
  2. I am in Illinois. I am also very fortunate to get an allocation of something every year. Got super lucky this year!
  3. 100% this. Whenever I used them 6 bottles appeared to be the sweet spot to avoid paying duty.
  4. I believe Gold is an International release only. I had to order it from an overseas site.
  5. Was from a B&M and I agree with you it’s already in long term storage I am shooting to cellar till it’s 20th vintage. I am not sure what current release is. But there there was a case of 2012 750ml’s. Not sure if people know they are there or not since according to the chains website they are sold out everywhere. It was one of those purchases where I was not expecting to see it in the cellar and jumped on it.
  6. Alright guys sorry for the delay. Crazy weekend. My takes: pl picadores RA Allones Extra CCE 14 Bolivar Corona Gigantes 16 Wonder/lust Puts Dip No 4 EMA ABR 08 Edmundo Dantes Belicoso box 2532/6000 RA Superiores OGA May 11 Sir Winston SAO OCT 10 Warped Skyflower Unfortunately some more sticks were damaged in transit. I think this might be being cause by the subzero temperatures we have had in the area causing the wrappers to be fragile, since the packaging looked pretty good when I received it.

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