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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cocktail ingredients Utah update – June 2011

It’s June in Salt Lake City. Summer is upon us and a new set of “Special Price Adjustments” is in effect at the Utah DABC State Liquor Stores.  If you like Appleton Estate® Rums, you will like the Rum deals this month.  Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum®  (CS# 042020) (a blend of 20 Rums, each aged a minimum of 8 years in used Jack Daniels® oak whisky barrels) is coded as discontinued and priced at $13.51, a reduction of around 50%.  Appleton Estate Special Gold Rum® has also been discontinued and is on sale for $8.10.  The Reserve is an excellent sipping Rum, and goes especially well in a Rapture cocktail.  At this price, it will move fast, so be sure to call ahead to check availability if that’s all you plan on buying.

There is a good variety of Gins marked down this month: there are offerings from Tanqueray®, Beefeater®, and even Bombay Sapphire®.  My favorite “economy Gin”, New Amsterdam®, is also marked down.  Sounds like a good time for a Classic Martini. 

There seem to be even more Scotch Whiskies than Gins available this month.  SPAs include 12 year old offerings from: Glenlivet®, Glenfiddich®, Dewars®, and Chivas Regal®.  There are four different Glenlivets available, and the 12 year old is the youngest of the bunch.  These are all good sipping Scotches, if you’re looking for something to put in your Blood and Sand, you might want to try the Dewars® White Label, also on SPA.

Tequila lovers may be disappointed this month at the smaller than usual number of Tequila SPAs.  El Jimador® Reposado is marked down, but less than 10%.  If you’re looking for a good Silver (or Plata or Blanco) for your Margarita, Sauza® Tres Generaciones Plata or 1800® Silver might be worth a try.
As to any other sale or clearance items, if you see anything good at your local state store, post a response to this article.  See the following list “Suggested by the author” for information on how to use the Utah DABC website.  You can check out what else is on sale (e.g. the wines etc.) by clicking through to the “SPA Product List” to open a price book in PDF format that shows all of the markdowns for the current month.

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