For the first time, Butchertown now has a boutique spot to buy bottled wine and liquor. Bourbon Barrel Foods, 1201 Story Ave, Suite 175, has long produced and sold food items that allow you to “eat your bourbon.” Their studio kitchen – used for intimate events – got a face lift earlier this year with the addition of a tasting bar. Now, they are selling various bottle sizes and proofs of Brown-Forman liquors like Finlandia, Old Forester, Woodford Reserve and Korbel plus a rotating selection of different wines by the bottle. They are also able to create unique gift sets, making them a great stop where you can enjoy a cocktail or wine while holiday shopping their gift items, food products or bottled selections.

Customers can taste wines they are considering buying while shopping or they can attend monthly tasting events where they can sample the new wine selections as they are rotated. These events are called Wine Down Butchertown and are the first Friday of each month, featuring education about the new wines. The next event will be January 4. More information can be found on their website.