We love whiskey: Where to buy

By Columbus Alive
From the March 15, 2012 edition

Local

Weiland’s Gourmet Market

3600 Indianola Ave., Clintonville

614-267-9878

weilandsgourmetmarket.com

Weiland’s can satisfy the casual cocktail drinker and the connoisseur. Find a selection of bitters and mixers here, as well as all the familiar liquor brands. And visit the glass case of the good stuff: Scotch and whiskey that’s worth keeping for a special occasion.

The Hills Market

7860 Olentangy River Road, Worthington

614-846-3220

thehillsmarket.com

Find a nice selection of bourbon, rye, whiskey and Scotch at The Hills — and pick up the cheese, dips, crackers and other snacks you’ll serve during cocktail hour.

Europia

672 N. High St., Short North

614-460-3000

europiagourmet.com

This Short North classic is a great neighborhood stop for whiskeys, bitters and cocktail mixers. The cigar selection will lure those who like a smoke with their smoky Scotch.

The Barrel & Bottle

North Market

59 Spruce St., Arena District

614-221-5550

Popping in for a bottle of wine or some beer for a dinner party? Surprise and delight your friend with a couple of bottles of flavored bitters and a-cut-above cocktail mixers.

Road trip

The Party Source

95 Riviera Drive, Bellevue, Kentucky

866-782-4427

thepartysource.com

If what you’re searching for isn’t available on Ohio liquor store shelves, head south of the border for a stop at the legendary Party Source in Bellevue, Kentucky. The store boasts “everything but the guests,” including party supplies and specialty foods. Plan ahead and combine your visit with a class or tasting event.