Finally, liquor stores are getting the same attention that wine shops have had.
Holy smokes! I made it over to Cask today, the new liquor store opened by the Bourbon & Branch crew, though calling it a liquor store is kind of a misstatement. They have an incredible selection of spirits that is pretty much unmatched in the bay area, including some special bottlings that are only available at Cask. The back half of the store has an excellent collection of barware and tools, which might be one of the most noteworthy aspects of the store, as there really is no one specializing in selling bar tools in the bay area. They also have a pretty wide selection of books, though there isn’t much here that couldn’t be found on amazon for considerably less. I would love to see them have signed copies or something since they know most of the people that wrote the books.
I’ve been eagerly awaiting these guys getting this place of the ground for nearly a year now, and I have to say that I’m not disappointed. I expect that I will be spending a ridiculous amount of money there on a fairly regular basis.