We love whiskey: Where to buy

Kristen Schmidt, Columbus Alive


Weiland's Gourmet Market

3600 Indianola Ave., Clintonville



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



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.


672 N. High St., Short North



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


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



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.