Good SMS selections in southeastern usa?


Hi everyone--
I live in North Carolina, where the liquor stores are state-run, and have a poor selection of single malts.
Does anyone know the status of the surrounding states, and if there are any good shops? Anything in Atlanta, say? I know shipping is not possible given state regulations, but a road trip is not out of order...
Thanks for any input-
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Strelow

We have a reasonably good selection of malts here in Raleigh- Durham-Chapel Hill. I've looked in state-run stores in South Carolina and Virginia and not seen a better selection. We don't have any of the private bottlings, but we do have laphroig 10 and 15 and lagavulin 16, and caol ila 12 and 18, and ardbeg.
chuck
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chuck
Where have you found Ardbeg in NC? It's not listed as approved by NC ABC. Search for it at:
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and you'll find nothing (you will find the other whiskies you mentioned). If it's really around here, do tell.
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Nonbot
Thanks both for replying--i had to have a friend send me some ardbeg from the midwest, and i think i picked up a laphroaig 15 in savannah. i was hoping to find some bowmores other than the 12, virtually any kind of distiller's version, and just plain a deeper variety of the big brands.
I think this area is starting to rob people on Macallans, though. I could buy the 18 for $95 last year, but now it's $150??? What the...
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Strelow

On route 55 south of RTP. I special ordered a case months ago, and the store manager got a second case on spec. There's still a bottle or two left (unless I grab it so I won't have to order another case). > Where have you found Ardbeg in NC? It's not listed as approved by NC
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chuck

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