Liquor Mart is one of Colorado’s biggest grocery stores and the largest chain of its kind. It is located in the old Pearl Street shopping area on the south side of Boulder Colorado. The store is run by the Bass Companies and is part of the Reebok Group. It began in 1973 with the former Safeway store on Pearl Street, then moved to its present location on 15th Street in Boulder. The company still run under the name “Liquor Mart” even though they have outgrown their original territory.
They have an array of more than 100 liquors to choose from. Wine, liquor, teas, mixed drinks, hard liquor, liqueurs, lagers and champagne are available. Some of the best sellers are the American Brands like Bellaccino’s White Zinfandel and draft beer from Great Barriers. I particularly like the Bellaccino’s, because this Bellaccino’s is actually an aged Chianti wine, and a white wine that is not surprising since it is a Bellaccino.
Other top selling brands at Liquor Mart include: Blue Mountain Coffee, Blue Mountain Gin, Blue Mountain Irish Cream, Bellaccino’s New England Pecan, Bulleit 21, Bulleit Special Reserve Blended Malt, Bulleit Wheat, Bulleit Oak barrels, Faber-Castell Pils, Faber-Castell Rum, Faber Roth Oak barrels, Dietz Kohler Pils, Dietz Scharffzteller Weizen, Golden Glow Wheat, Granny Smith Lager, High Mountain Spiced Rum, Kentucky Mountain Lager, Mountain Goat’s Bitterling, Organic American Spirit, Organo Marzano, Rose of Sycamore, South Fork BBQ Brandy. Of course they carry a lot of well known brands as well. One of my personal favorites is Labatt Blue Mountain Coffee. They sell a lovely roasting system for less than $200. Visit West Vail Liquor Mart to understand what chances you have.
If you are looking for an inexpensive, but still nice tasting sipping liquor, then you may want to check out Bellaccino’s “Anchorage.” It has an aroma that is delicious, with hints of plums, spices, and even vanilla. It is smooth and very easy to drink. They make a nice sweet, balanced, and lightly assertive sipping liquor that come in three different categories; an older style of scotch, a scotch white, and a young style of scotch. The “Anchorage” also has a very respectable price tag; priced around $30 for a bottle. If you don’t care much for sipping, but prefer a smoother tasting whiskey to have a great barbeque, then this is a good choice.
For something that is truly unique, try the Luvon Coelecci N 2021 750ml. It is made in Italy, and the taste is unlike any other sipping wine I have ever tasted. The aroma is spicy and has notes of cinnamon and chocolate. It is a rich wine that is delicious on its own, or perfect to mix with other ingredients for a delicious summertime barbeque. I highly recommend trying this wine.
The prices at Liquor Mart can get a little pricey, but if you take your time, you can find something there. Also, as with any liquor store, be aware of your surroundings. Many liquor stores are located near restaurants, bars, and other businesses that can be seen on the street. If you are walking in the middle of a neighborhood, or shopping in a business zone, Liquor Mart prices may go up. So be sure to check the prices at least a few times before buying.