Looking up Green Spot, and shopping for Christmas, I’m amazed at the vast differences in prices out there.
Total Wine has generally good prices, but I’d rather support The Little Guy. So I pay a few dollars more at the little local spot that gives me advice (shout out to Steve’s Liquor. In Madison, WI… where they also have Woodman’s Market, where I’ve seen bourbon and rums at half the price of the real world).
Oh, more free advice:
What I’ve been doing, since I can’t (safely) drop into a tavern and try something new, is buy a 375ml bottle. A neighbor recommended Woodford, and I went through my pint-size pretty quickly, so I said to myself “You’re gonna need a bigger bottle!”
ps: I’ve tried that with the tiny 50ml bottles, but those are often plastic, and I just don’t feel like I’m getting a pure flavor of the liquor… am I being silly? Does it affect the flavor or not?