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Liquor store for unique brands?

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What's the best store in the city to find unique, small-batch or hard-to-find spirits? Ideally below 52nd street.

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    1. it's well below 52nd st and off the island, but LaNells in Red Hook is the best.

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      1. re: harrison

        It's actually LeNells (an 'e', not an 'a') and is exactly the place to find small-batch hard-to-find spirits, especially bourbon. The place is awesome.

        1. re: MRich

          Park Ave. Liquor (they are actually on Madison between 41st & 40th St.

      2. Agree with the LeNell's reco. Address is 416 Van Brunt Street b/t Coffey & Van Dyke, in the Red Hook nabe of Brooklyn. Owner is great and so knowledgeable. Phone (718) 360-0838

        For hard to find beers, I have found the best source to be New Beer Distributors at 167 Chrystie St. (212) 473-8757. I buy Hitachino there as they have the largest selection i have seen.