Bottles Beverage superstore was voted as the best liquor store by the readers of Mount Pleasant Magazine, which is no small feat. Liquor stores dot the landscape no matter where you travel, and yet the people of Mount Pleasant flock to Bottles.
“When we began creating the concept of Bottles in 2010, the owners agreed to never try and fool a customer. Instead, we wanted to offer the best products and prices,” explained George McLaughlin, owner and managing member of Bottles. “We find the most esoteric products that you can’t find anywhere else and offer them at an affordable price.”
From a large selection of wine to local craft beers and many types of spirits, Bottles utilizes its 15,000-square-foot location to cater to all customers.
The employees are educated in all of the products that line the shelves so that each customer can have a personal experience.
“If you are a first-time customer, always start at the front of the store, meet one of our awesome associates and they will walk you through the entire store. Let us know what you like because we love helping you to find it,” said McLaughlin. “Bottles is a fun, unique place and not intimidating for our customers.”
Bottles gives customers the freedom to make their own choice, and the people of Mount Pleasant appreciate it.
So whether you are seeking professional advice on quantities and selections for a party or just looking for a gift, Bottles’ expert staff, on-site ownership and one-stop shopping convenience makes it the one place to fulfill all your beverage needs.
All of the owners are from the hospitality industry, not the retail industry, and that sets us apart,” said McLaughlin.
Further, Bottles provides service to more than 80 restaurants in the Lowcountry, six days a week. And, as one of the largest liquor buyers in town, Bottles is able to pass along its savings.
If you are interested in purchasing wine, beer or spirits at a single location, McLaughlin recommends staying on the east side of the Cooper River.
“Prior to opening Bottles, we were tired of crossing the river and getting the bait and switch. We wanted to make sure our customers received what they wanted,” he said.
Bottles in Mount Pleasant has been so successful that, in 2015, a second location opened in Columbia, South Carolina. For the owners, their mission is the same: to treat every customer with respect and to share their knowledge.
“We very much appreciate the people of Mount Pleasant for believing in us and supporting our business. We still learn from our customers every day, so it is a great two-way street,” said McLaughlin. “We are thankful for all the support we have received, and the future for Bottles looks great.”
Events at Bottles include weekly wine and spirit tastings as well as Tap Takeover, all with complimentary tastings.
Bottles is located at 610 Coleman Blvd. in Mount Pleasant. To learn more, visit www.shopbottles.com or call 843-849-9463.
By Stacy E. Domingo