Monday, February 27, 2012

WSLCB Closeout Rum Prices: A Winter Warning

El Dorado 15yr

What is the WSLCB going to do with all of their liquid assets as the first of June approaches? Surely they will try to sell it. But what about those bottles left behind? Many liquor distributors are accepting returns on product that isn't sold, minimizing state losses. However, there is a special list of spirits that will remain in limbo as this reportedly feared judgment day cometh on June 1st. There were those who warned others to be careful what you vote for. Some acknowledged freedom isn't free and privatization will come at a cost. Distributors, restaurateurs, consumers and soothsayers alike have much to say about the future, but like weather forecasting in Seattle, its cloudy and there is always a chance of rain. Well, I-1183 is rolling out as planned, blazing a trail of uncertainty for many. In the meantime, here is some good advice: stay calm, drink rum. That said, you can start by taking advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity here in Washington. How? First, open the special list and look at the column heading titled Mrch Symb. If a "B" appears in that column, the price of its corresponding spirit (to the left) will be reduced by 50% starting March 1st. Folks, let me repeat this in my loudest and most sincere electronic voice. If a "B" is next to any given rum, then the price of that rum will be marked down by 50% on March 1st! THIS IS AWESOME!! There are over 40 rums on this list including some we have enjoyed at previous meetings, such as Dos Maderas and Banks 5 Island. There are rums we will cover at future meetings, like Deco. Lovely aged rums such as Ron Barceló Imperial, El Dorado 21yrRon Cartavio XO, Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva, Vizcaya VXOP Cask 21 and Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera will be getting marked down. If you haven't had the opportunity to try any of the Kōloa Rums, now is the right time. Haven't heard of them? Read up on their Hawaiian origins first right here. Exceptional rums like Ron del Barrilito Tres Estrellas, El Dorado 15yr, Chairman's Reserve Spiced and dozens more are on the list. Rum lovers have their priorities. So cancel you plans, call in sick to work and make time to visit at least one WSLCB store this Thursday. You may find a new rum and stock up on an aged favorite not to mention save money doing both. Whether you voted yes, no or didn't vote at all doesn't matter now, because on March 1st, you still win.

1 comment:

  1. I just looked over the list and there are MANY that are marked "B". Are all of these 50% off?
    And is this just for the month of March?