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You Can Buy A $7,800 Bottle Of Tequila In Montgomery County: Report

Montgomery County is offering an incredibly expensive bottle of tequila that is being held under lock and key.

By Dan Taylor , Patch Staff
Sep 11, 2017 1:23 p m ET

BETHESDA, MD — Good news, rich liquor connoisseurs of Montgomery County, Md.: you can buy a bottle of tequila priced at $7,759.99.

The Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control is offering a bottle of Patron tequila that is so expensive they keep it under lock and key, according to a WTOP report.

It’s not your ordinary bottle of liquor. It has a crystal decanter and is part of a very limited run of rare tequila, with just 500 bottles in the entire world. “When we found out it was so rare, we said, ‘Yes, we will take one,'” Diane Wurdeman, at the county’s Department of Liquor Control, told WTOP.

Montgomery County offers a few other rare liquors out there, although you have to enter a lottery to get them. Some examples: William L. Weller Bourbon, Eagle Rare 17yr Bourbon, George T. Stagg Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle 10yr Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle 12yr Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle 15yr Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle 20yr Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle 23yr Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle 13yr Rye.

“As the desire of great Whiskey has increased, the supply has not been able to keep up,” according to the Montgomery County DLC website. “While the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control typically receives more of an allocation than the rest of Maryland (and often the entire Mid-Atlantic), there may be a few cases available of one of the Pappys, but 8,000 customers that want it (this number grows every year). We have instituted a lottery system to create a level playing field for all customers seeking these items.”

Want updates on these liquors? Sign up for alerts on the lotteries on the MCDLC website.

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Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services Launches Quarterly Lotteries That Will Provide Opportunities to Purchase Highly Sought Spirits

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) is kicking off the fall season with the first of four quarterly lotteries that will provide opportunities for residents to purchase highly sought spirits. The lotteries are free to enter and are open to Maryland residents age 21 and older. A total of 109 bottles will be available in the first lottery.

Registration for the lottery begins at noon on Sunday, Sept. 20. Maryland residents will have until 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, to enter. After the lottery closes, a random drawing will be conducted and the winning numbers will be posted online on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Each resident entering the lottery will be able to select their top three preferences from the list of bottles available. Details on how to enter the lottery, including an entry form, are available on the ABS website at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/abs/.

The 109 bottles available for lottery winners to purchase will include:

  • Blanton’s Gold – $139.99
  • Bombergers Declaration – $99.99
  • EH Taylor Jr Barrel Proof – $79.99
  • Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel – $39.99
  • Michter’s Rye 10YR – $139.99
  • Shenks Homestead Sour Mash – $89.99
  • Weller Single Barrel Bourbon – $59.99
  • Wild Turkey Master’s Keep BIB – $189.99
  • Yamazaki 18YR – $349.99

A separate licensee lottery will be open to Montgomery County alcohol license holders who are authorized to sell spirits on their premises. The licensee lottery will run at the same time as the residents’ lottery and will boost availability of allocated items available by the glass in the County.

“Alcohol Beverage Services is able to procure items that neighboring jurisdictions can’t get, or get very little of, and we are able to offer access to them at great prices,” said ABS Director Robert Dorfman.

ABS is the alcohol wholesaler of beer, wine and spirits for Montgomery County. ABS also operates 25 beer, wine and spirits stores and one spirits-only store. It manages alcohol licensing, enforcement and education for more than 1,000 businesses. Generating more than $35 million in net income annually, ABS profits are used to pay down County debt with a large portion deposited in the County general fund to pay for resident services that would otherwise be funded by County tax dollars.

Details on ABS activities are available on its website and also by following ABS on Facebook and Twitter.

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