Searching for stores whose booze selections go beyond 72 flavored vodkas? Here’s a handy list — compiled directly from the comments of savvy drinkboston readers — of retailers of spirits and other ingredients you need to make classic and classic-inspired cocktails. Think rye whiskey, amari, Haus Alpenz liqueurs, various bitters, falernum, Old Tom gin, rum agricole, shrub, good vermouth and a lot of other stuff that’s otherwise hard to find. Got any worthy additions to the list? Make your case at drinkboston at comcast dot net. And by the way, most of these places have great beer and wine selections, too. Cheers!
Atlas Liquors – Medford
Ball Square Fine Wines & Liquors – Somerville
Bauer Wine & Spirits – Boston
BRIX Wine Shop – Boston (2 locations)
Cirace & Son – Boston
Dave’s Fresh Pasta – Wine Shop – Somerville
Downtown Wine & Spirits – Somerville
Gordon’s Wines & Liquors – Waltham, Watertown
Julio’s Liquors – Westborough
Kappy’s Liquors – Medford
Liquor Land – Boston
Liquor World – Cambridge
Marty’s Liquors – Newton
Wine & Cheese Cask – Somerville
Wine Emporium – Boston (2 locations)
Wine Gallery – Boston, Brookline
Cocktail equipment & non-alcoholic ingredients
The Boston Shaker – Somerville
Misc – exotic juices, botanicals, etc.
Christina’s Spice & Specialty Foods – Cambridge
Super 88 (multiple locations)
… and check out your neighborhood Brazilian, Caribbean, Latin-American, Asian and Italian food stores.