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New PLCB lottery for high demand liquor

Author Mark
#1  Posted: Oct 5, 2015 08:44 or-customers/stories/201510050012

I can't imagine that highly allocated wines would be far behind (assuming the system works).
Author songoose
Registered User
#2  Posted: Oct 7, 2015 20:26 | Edited by: songoose  

Can you think of an example where this would be needed for wine?
Author Mark
#3  Posted: Oct 8, 2015 08:53  

In 2008 the state took delivery of 2005 Bordeaux for which they had paid "first tranche" pricing. Among others, they got a total of two cases of Haut-Brion and a single six-pack of Petrus.

I don't know if they couldn't have bought more, or they just hadn't.

Often with rare stuff they just put a case or six-pack at the busiest store in each region without saying anything and let it fly out the door. I got some Sea Smoke that way one year - from the PLCB! - simply because I was friends with the luxury wine consultant in a store that got a 6-pack, and he gave me a heads up. He had already sold the first 3 bottles and I took the other 3. I checked inventory across the state and it showed there were 12 bottles in Allegheny and Dauphin Counties and 24 in Philly, and that was it. I checked again the next day and it was all gone.
Author Mark
#4  Posted: Jan 6, 2017 09:22  

O woe is me...

Received this email this morning:

Thank you for participating in the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board's Limited-Release Lottery. Over the six-day lottery entry period, the PLCB received more than 78,000 eligible entries for Pappy Van Winkle whiskeys.

All winning entries have been contacted.
Author dontime
#5  Posted: Jan 7, 2017 01:25  

So I guess it was a no?
Author Mark
#6  Posted: Jan 7, 2017 06:07  

Yeah I guess that's their way of letting you down gently. (And no I did not get a separate "you won!" e-mail.)
Author Tantore
Registered User
#7  Posted: Feb 2, 2017 16:17  

FWIW this lottery is broken. I have a buddy in Lancaster wh has gotten 8 bottles from the lottery in two years. Crawford County has gotten one.
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