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March 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Pssst, here’s the inside scoop on where to land that Maker’s Mark Seahawks bottle

 

Photo courtesy of Maker's Mark

Photo courtesy of Maker’s Mark

We here at the AYCE blog like to think we provide a lot of services, but dudes, you can’t place an order for the limited edition Maker’s Mark Seahawks bottles through us. To the guy who requested three bottles and left me his credit card number, thanks, that will come in handy when I vacation in the Methow next month.

But as promised, we try to do our best. I have a source who has seen the Maker’s Mark delivery list, and your best chance of grabbing one of those Seahawks blue-and-green top bottles is at

Safeway, which  received somewhere around 90 cases (12 bottles a case), more than other accounts, my source said. The Safeway branch in upper Queen Anne, for instance, will get one case delivered  Saturday morning. A staffer in the wine/liquor department there told me that it’s first come, first serve. And no, he didn’t know the exact time those bottles will arrive. (There is a nice Starbucks inside that store for you to wait it out. I personally like the cheddar cheese, jalapeno bagel in the bakery aisle.)

Maker’s Mark made 4,200 bottles that were dipped in Seahawks blue and green instead of  their iconic red wax. Many Seattle area restaurants and bars who have a Maker’s account will each likely get a bottle, the  source said.

That means a thousand  fewer bottles will make it to the shelves.

Many independent liquor stores were left out cold. Some got three or six bottles. Only a few might have scored a case, the source said.

So, your best bet is to try the chain stores. Total Wine and BevMo! also received a good share. The Bellevue branch of Total Wine got six cases this morning but sold out in under two hours. Total Wine in Lynnwood is expected to get its allotment  after 2 p.m. today, a staffer there said. BevMo! stores in Ballard and Northgate will receive their bottles on Tuesday.

Fred Meyer will price the bottles at $29.99, one of the cheapest in the area, though a rep there said the Seattle Fred Meyers likely won’t get their bottles until early next week.  The Metropolitan Market in lower Queen Anne is taking names over the phone and will have a waiting list, so you don’t have to come and worry about leaving empty handed.

 

 

 

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