One of my big peeves is egregiously overcharging for whiskey (defined by significantly over secondary prices). It’s just so annoying and I avoid those stores. Today’s example is the new store that just opened in New York City in Grand Central Terminal: Central Cellars Wine & Spirits. The old place, which also was a rip off, closed a few months ago and they have been working on refurbishing this new store and it just opened this week.
A picture tells a thousand words:
Yes, Pikesville Rye is a great whiskey, but it’s also available and not a limited release. I was able to pick up a six pack for $52 a bottle, but if someone wants to charge, $60 or even $75, I don’t think that’s a problem. But at $125, it will not sell and will just be a constant reminder of what a rip off the store is.
The rent is probably very high, but if you don’t sell anything, you won’t make any money. I don’t see these guys lasting either and I don’t think we should support them. Shame on your Central Cellars Wine & Spirits!
Here is my original Pikesville review: https://newbourbondrinker.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/pikesville-rye-2-of-the-year/