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Liquor prices at the Korean supermarkets

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Liquor prices at the Korean supermarkets

nakni | Oct 16, 2012 01:54 AM

Flying into town next weekend and the proprietor of one of the small Korean stores where I live is asking me if I can pick up some Johnnie Walker Blue at one of the Korean supermarkets. I'm not sure if I can make it out to Koreatown or Gardena, so I might just get it at my ol' trusty nearby beverage warehouse, or maybe Costco if they have it. But it got me thinking if those markets are even comparable pricewise with the beverage warehouses. Based on my experience with Japanese whisky at the Japanese markets like Marukai and Mitsuwa, that's not the case unless there's some insane sale going on. Am I missing out by not trying to make it to Hannam or Assi? I know I can call of course, but I'm asking about the prices in general. And am I missing out on some correlation between Koreans and Johnnie Walker? The implication given was that Koreans adore the stuff.

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