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Are Their 2 Versions of 120?

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DietPepsican
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beers 1533 º places 56 º 11:13 Sat 9/15/2012

Originally posted by 502F
oh, so it could be a normal bottle... gotcha. Iíve heard of abv cutffs, but usually they are really low, which confused me in this thread. 17% abv seems like an oddly high cutoff to me (maybe Iím wrong?). But, regardless, its crazy you have 120 in grocery stores!!


Iowa pulled the same thing. Upped the cap to something like 18%.

 
502Che
beers 999 º places 47 º 11:47 Sat 9/15/2012

Do these high cuttoffa apply to wine too?

 
legion242
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beers 2336 º places 116 º 12:14 Sat 9/15/2012

Originally posted by 502F
Do these high cuttoffa apply to wine too?


You really donít see wines above about 16% unless they are fortified.

 
MacBoost
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beers 1539 º places 25 º 12:16 Sat 9/15/2012

Originally posted by 502F
its crazy you have 120 in grocery stores!!


A grocery store near me carries it as well, along with WWS from 2010.

 
502Che
beers 999 º places 47 º 15:28 Sat 9/15/2012

Hmm, all interesting info. Thanks guys

 
Hopper
beers 827 º places 13 º 15:37 Sat 9/15/2012

Originally posted by legion242
Originally posted by 502F
Whats the abv cutoff?


In Texas, 17%.


Sink the Bismarck was available in TX so I donít think thatís correct.

 
RABinCO
beers 1399 º places 87 º 17:34 Sat 9/15/2012

Originally posted by Hopper
Originally posted by legion242
Originally posted by 502F
Whats the abv cutoff?


In Texas, 17%.


Sink the Bismarck was available in TX so I donít think thatís correct.


Texas doesnít have an ABV cutoff, but higher than 15.5% requires further license (per Wikipedia).

And as for grocery stores, 120 and WWS are sold in Virginia grocery stores too. Typically at the lowest prices to be found too.

 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 18:29 Sat 9/15/2012

Originally posted by Hopper
Originally posted by legion242
Originally posted by 502F
Whats the abv cutoff?


In Texas, 17%.


Sink the Bismarck was available in TX so I donít think thatís correct.

Legion is completely correct. It has everything to do with the type of establishment and type of permit they have.

Sink the Bismarck was only available is stores with permits that allow spirits and fortified wine sales, aka a "Liquor Store" or "Package Store".