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Liquor store for unique brands?

mms Mar 30, 2007 11:59 AM

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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    harrison RE: mms Mar 30, 2007 02:26 PM

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

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      MRich RE: harrison Mar 30, 2007 05:15 PM

      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.

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        anil RE: MRich Mar 31, 2007 02:52 AM

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

    2. Senor Popusa RE: mms Mar 31, 2007 09:57 AM

      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.

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