I know Schneider’s isn’t best known for its beer selection (though the last couple of times I’ve been there, it has been pretty impressive for its size), but the staff there are amazing. When I was just a little Shintern living on the Hill in 2006, every other saturday morning I would walk the couple of blocks over to Schneiders, inform whichever staff member felt sorry for me what my budget was, and walk out with two amazing (cheap) bottles of whiskey (one scotch and bourbon). Since then, I’ve sworn by this place and make a trip over there anytime my liquor cabinet is getting low.
Today, I woke up to a glorious email stating that for $45 I could receive $95 at Schneiders; finally, I have a reason to try that scotch that was always just a little out of my comfort (re: budget) zone. Not only that, but I can also get a nice bottle of wine which is always handy for impressing that someone special (aka Squirrel, who, thankfully, also has a taste for Scotch).
Anyways, go here before Sunday (might be Monday, but at this point, my mind is fuzzy): http://www.kgbdeals.com/washington-dc?utm_source=wtd
In the mean time, any suggestions for things to try? Leave ’em in the comments.
Bourbon – Black Maple Hill (~$50)
Flavored Bourbon (good starting off point for some) – Leopold Bros New York Apple Whiskey
Scotch – Laphroaig (just about anything by them but look for the quarter cask)
Vodka – Cold River Vodka (potato) or Hanger 1
Tequila, rum – not much experience with beyond college days; I’m neither classy enough for high-end stuff nor trashy enough to return to the things that gave me awful hangovers, which includes all rums.