Q: I am trying to find a liquor store that has Virginia Gentleman bourbon in the Marietta or Atlanta area. Our neighborhood store used to stock it, but no longer can get it. Can you help us? — B. Bresee, Marietta
A: Although Virginia Gentleman is first distilled in Kentucky, it’s then redistilled and aged at the A. Smith Bowman Distillery in Virginia, which now is owned by the Louisiana company, Sazerac. By the way, now Sazerac distills and bottles the much-loved Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve bourbon, too. You can get a 1.75 liter bottle of Virginia Gentleman for $22.99 at Beverage Superstore, 350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee, 678-714-9962.
Q: I have been using a product named Dawn Power Dissolver for several years. It’s a great product that removes baked-on foods. I can no longer find it at any of the stores that I shop. Do you know of any stores that still sell this? Thanks. — Elaine Scroggs, Loganville
A: Elaine, if you really love this product, and consider breaking into your piggy bank as well as sharing your bounty of Dawn Power Dissolver with your family and friends, I might have some good news for you. The grime remover now sits under Procter and Gamble’s Professional umbrella, which is why it’s no longer found anywhere on the regular Dawn website, and why you’re not finding it in local stores. While you can purchase it locally, it’s going to cost you. The Atlanta-area distributor is Dade Paper, 600 Hartman Industrial Court, Austell, 678-322-4444, which sells to the public. However, you can’t buy a single bottle; you’ll have to buy six 32-ounce bottles for $88.27. No, I’m not kidding.
Q: We moved from Florida 10 years ago and brought with us a bottle of Florida’s Best all-natural balm liniment. It works miracles for us; however, I can’t find it anywhere here in Atlanta. Can you help? Thank you so much. — Janet Dailey, Alpharetta
A: Janet, the reason you haven’t been able to find the balm around here is because, according to the person I spoke with at Florida’s Best, the product isn’t sold in area stores, only online. The all-natural balm, called APR (arthritis pain relief), is formulated with 16 different oils. You can order an 8-ounce bottle for $39.95 or 16 ounces for $59.95 through www.floridasbest.com or by calling 800-735-8912.
Q: We were in Austria recently and enjoyed the most exotic cocktail. It was made with a pine liqueur. We tried several during our trip, but liked Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur best. It really did taste like pine, which was at first disarming, but after a few sips, my wife and I fell in love with it. We didn’t bring any home, and that was a mistake. Is there any chance of finding some locally? Thank you. — Will Hanson, Atlanta
A: The Arolla Stone pine, which grows in the Alps, produces a fruit that ripens in early July for a brief picking season. The rosy liqueur can be enjoyed as an after dinner drink served in a snifter or mixed in cocktails. You can find 750-ml bottles of Zirbenz Stone Pine Liqueur of the Alps for $38.99 at Decatur Package Store, 1220 Clairmont Road, Decatur, 404-633-5250.
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