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Walnut Liquorette

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Walnut LiquoretteWalnut Liquorette
BA SCORE
100
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 7.64%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

154 Pierre Rd
Walnut, California, 91789-2531
United States
phone: (909) 595-5412

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(Place added by: koolchas on 03-25-2007)
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

03-18-2014 04:47:04 | More by yeaprolly
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Consuela

California

4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Keep in mind this is a liquor store; not a volume discounter like Bevmo and Total Wine. Thus, prices will always be marginally higher; but I don't think it's significantly higher to dissuade me from coming here. Usually, we're talking about a buck extra for a sixer. I will also open with a caveat that I went to high school down the street, but I don't really think it affects my judgment since I didn't step in the place until I was 22. I guess you could say it was my introduction to craft beer. When I was 24 I moved up to SF for a few years, learned a bit more about beer, and when I moved back down after school I noticed that a Bevmo had opened up down the street.

I was initially scared for Joe and the liquorette because of the competition, but as my beer knowledge and palette began to grow, I realized that Bevmo's offering were sub-par, particularly when I started to visit the liquorette more frequently since they had a better selection of quality beer. Whenever I walk into Bevmo now (or used to walk into Bevmo), I don't find anything that is particularly astounding like I do when I visit the liquorette. So, I'm not so afraid anymore for this store that's been in my hometown forever; it is hands down better than Bevmo, particularly for the amount of high quality craft beer available:

Bruery? They were one of the first accounts ever, and when I last visited they had at least 10 different bottles. I routinely find gems that I think are underpriced. Joe says it's because he likes to do that for the knowledgeable beer-dude. I half believe him, and the other half believes that it might just be a simple price-marking mistake, but in any case, look hard enough and you will find a steal! In any case, Joe has more of a selection of Bruery beer than Total Wine! Not to mention, you can find some aged bottles too!

Hair of the Dog!
Pliny! If you ask nicely and are a consistent customer known to the Joe.
Lagunitas Sucks! Great selection of Lagunitas beers, including Sucks; currently has about 9 different 6-packs and about 9 different bombers.
Ten Fidy!
Vast selection of Stone - including some vintage bottles like a 2011 RIS that I've been eyeballing!
Alesmith Old Numbskull & other good stuff!
Sculpin!

Only desire: Weihenstephaner! But I don't know the subtleties of that beer's particular distribution so I can't judge.

Come to the liquorette, browse all the cabinets, and you WILL find something awesome; be it fresh, or some gem from a few years ago that no one has bought surprisingly. Found a couple year old Autumn Maple from the Bruery for a ridiculous price! In any case, Joe is one of the friendliest, knowledgeable, and honest guys in the local beer scene. Ask him for a recommendation and BOOM amazing beer.

03-14-2014 03:40:43 | More by Consuela
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California

3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

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California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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California

5/5  rDev +9.2%

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mrcraft

California

4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$$

I visited Walnut Liquorette after reading reviews here and other sites.

I was disappointed with the selection based on reviews I read. If this place wasn't hyped up then it probably would have been a different experience for me. Virtually all, if not all beers were stored in coolers which is a good thing. They had many common craft beers you would expect from the Los Angeles distribution area. What I didn't see were the more difficult to find shelf beers that I routinely find at my other bottle shops.

The prices were a little higher than other places I shop. Since it's not that close to where I live, I have better selection at bottle shops closer to me, and the prices being higher here means I probably won't be returning.

As disappointed as I was, this is a quality liquor store that is heads and shoulders above your typical liquor stores. It just didn't live up to my expectations, again mainly due to reviews I read beforehand. I will add that I sensed something odd was happening around the time I visited the store, so I may need to re-visit the store again to see if what I experienced was just bad timing.

10-15-2013 07:04:58 | More by mrcraft
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Walnut Liquorette in Walnut, CA
100 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.