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Nov 10, 2012 01:35 PM

Fancy / Specialty liquor shops In NY?

Hi fellow chowhounders, I need your help please.

I'm visiting from London soon and was wondering if there are any high end or specialty liquor stores in NY? I need a place that would sell stuff only found in the US if good rums, artisan bourbons, that kind of thing.


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  1. There are many such stores--Sherry Lehman, Astor Wines, 67 Wines, Chamber Street Wines, Flat Iron Wines, Acker Merrill...these are all in Manhattan.

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    1. re: penthouse pup

      Sherry Lehmann I second, it was always neck and neck with Morell's for being the best. Astor has big selection but not as high end as Sherry Lehmann. Acker Merrill are nice people and helped me out quite a bit in the past with special wines but mostly high end Burgandy. Sherry Lehmann will have what you want

    2. Astor Wine & Spirits is going to be king for what you're looking for, but virtually all liquor stores here (even your neighborhood mom & pop ones) will have some interesting things, in my experience.

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      1. re: loratliff

        thanks for the reccomendations guys! Will be checking out their websites

        1. re: cookiebitch

          NB: Astor carries a lot of stuff that is NOT on the web site because they won't ship it.

      2. Park Ave Wines on Madison Ave is also worth the trip, however it's so tiny that you have to ask them if they have x....

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          1. Another vote for Park Avenue Liquor Shop. Fantastic selection and extremely helpful and patient staff. Very good prices. Amazing selection of scotch. Oddly though, not on Park Avenue!

            Park Avenue Liquor Shop
            292 Madison Ave (btwn 40th & 41st)