Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

Join us as we have 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample

 Check Here for Our Newest Wine Sampler Packs!  

 Check Here for our Thanksgiving Picks! 

Also check for them on a display at the front of the store. 

Pre-Thanksgiving Walk -About Tastings

Take a stroll, while you roll- your shopping cart, that is.  During the times below, we will have our sales reps with some samples for you to try before you buy! 

The selection changes for each session!

Friday November 17, 3-6pm    

Saturday November 18, 11-5pm    

Wednesday November 22nd  11-3pm 

Wine Tasting:  Our Annual Sparkling Wines Tasting

Saturday, December 2nd   2-4pm

An informal tasting of  different sparkling wines from around the world, with appetizers provided by Spork! 

Wine Tasting:  Vineyard Brands Portfolio Selections

Special Guest Patrick Harney, Regional Sales Manager

Wednesday, December 13,  7-9pm

Seated Event- Stay Tuned for Details!

Beer Tastings...

 New Beers!  updated 11.16.17 (281 new beers)

November Brewery of the Month: Flying Dog Brewery

Growler features & package specials….all month! 

 Big Bottle Wednesdays, American Craft Beer & Imported Beer

Every Wednesday, all day, all single bottles & cans, all sizes are 20% off  

Tap Social: Troegs Brewery

Thursday, November 16th, 4 – 7pm


Tap Social: Starr Hill Brewery

Friday, November 17th, 4 – 7pm

Double Bass XX Chocolate Stout
Double Bass w/ Chipolte
Double Bass w/ Peppermint
Double Bass w/ Mocha
Snow Blind Dopplebock
Northern Lights IPA
Jumo Vienna Lager 

Special Tapping: Weyerbacher Dallas Sucks kegs

Saturday & Sunday, November 18th-19th, all day (while supplies last)

Growlers available!

Tasting: Christmas Beers #1

Saturday, Novemebr 25th, 7-9pm

Tasting: Christmas Beers #2, Toys for Tots

Saturday, December 2nd, 7-9pm

Tap Takeover: Lagunitas Brewery

Thursday, December 7th, 7-9pm



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Fall Cocktail Recipes

From a recent article in the Whiskey Advocate by Brittany Risher, these seasonal recipes capture the versatility of a good whiskey as a fall seasonal cocktail ingredient.  Gathered from bartenders around the country, with ingredients such as allspice, clove, cider, and walnut- all you’ll be wanting for  is a campfire!

Spirits Samples:  

Friday, November 17   3-6pm

Dogfish Head Spirits

Belle Isle Moonshine


Saturday, November 18th, 2-5pm

Rhum Barbancourt 8 yr, Killepitsch, Pisa Nut Liqueur, Rinquinquin


Wednesday, November 22nd, 12-3

Larceny Bourbon, Teeling Irish Whisky

Samples and Bottle Engraving- Jack Single Barrel, Jack Select, and Woodford Reserve

Saturday, December 9, 2-5pm

 State Line Liquors Bourbon Fest

Saturday, December 9  6:30 to 8:30pm          $20 Per Person-  Pre- Paid Tickets Only!  On Sale Now!

Come and sample over 30 Bourbons, talk with people in the trade.  And, once again, we’ll have Ole Tapas bringing along a whole roasted pig!

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Different Tasting Formats for Different Occasions


We love wine tastings. What better opportunity to sample different wines with all of our favorite people (that’s you guys). As we schedule our tastings we’ll send the information out in our biweekly email and update our website so that you know what is going on. We aim to suit different needs for different occasions, both formal and casual, so read below to learn more. 


Wine Samplings: Every Friday 3-6pm at the Cheese Department

Cost: Free!

Join us as we have at least 2 wines paired with 2 cheeses to sample!  


The Friday Night Casual Tasting: Various Fridays 7-9pm (No Reservations Required)

Cost: Usually $10 – $15 / Person Depending on the Event

This tasting usually features a particular grape, region, or style. The arrival time is flexible and you’re welcome to casually taste through the wines at your own pace, and these events are done in a stand-up format. You are also welcome to ask as many, or as few, questions as you please. This tasting is about enjoying wine, maybe learning a little, and having a good time.


The Seminar Style Tasting: Dates Vary, Typically 7-9pm (Reservations Required, 30 – 45 person limit depending on the event)

Cost: Usually $10 – $30 / Person Depending on the Event

Tasting wine isn’t just fun, it’s educational! These seated tastings usually feature a winemaker, an importer, or some one with particular knowledge on the subject at hand who can lead us through a selection of wines that best illustrates their story.


The Small Group Classroom Tastings: Dates Vary – Can Be Scheduled as a Private Event, Typically 7-8:30 (Reservations Required, 8 – 12 person limit depending on the event)

Cost: Usually $30 / Person Depending on the Event (As an added bonus attendees will receive a 20% discount on any wine they care to buy the evening of the event.)

Recurring Tastings: These seated tastings use the same wines each time (unless otherwise noted) because of the small group format.   

Wine 101: The Elements of Wine

We taste through eight wines blind (four flights of wine, two wines per flight) to better understand the role of acid, oak, and tannin in red and white wine. We discuss wine vocabulary & terms, misconceptions, impressions, and anything else that comes to mind.

Wine 201: Get to Know a Region / Grape

Taste through a selection of wines (6 – 9 depending on the theme) to better understand a particular wine-making region or grape. 


Beer News...


The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the first 5 taps on the Growler Board…WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s right, the $5 Growler (the 64oz size) fills are back! So as long as we can fill those taps with quality beer, we’re going to keep them flowing. Thanks for visiting!

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State Line Liquors Rated #3 Bottle Shop in the WORLD!

Max's Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

Max’s Taphouse (J.M. Giordano / February 14, 2015)

Feb. 17, 2015 –By Steve Fogelman, City Paper. “Last month, just two establishments in Maryland were honored as “Top Places to Have a Beer in the World” by the crowd-sourced annual survey. Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore and State Line Liquors in Elkton made the cut, which makes sense, as both are hallowed Free State beer grounds for aficionados. I caught up with the owners of both businesses by phone while they were coincidentally on separate and simultaneous vacations in Florida earlier this month. The traits these businesses share, such as family and dedication to the craft scene, are the underpinnings of their success… READ the FULL ARTICLE at:

(Baltimore) City Paper, News, Arts, Culture, Events, Marketplace

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The $5 – 64oz Growler Fill is back! Check the Board for current selection(s).

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What is a “Tap Social?”

Well, a Tap Social is similar to a “Rep Tasting”… a casual get-together for sampling beers from a single brewery and are generally held on Friday afternoons from 5pm to 7pm.  Most of the time we charge a nominal fee to “participate” in this 2 hour social. For that fee, you usually get a free glass along with unlimited sampling! The beers are generously discounted and often the reps will have giveaways on top of it!

Check out our upcoming Tap Socials in the Event Schedule below or click for our complete schedule!

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New Arrivals/Features/Specials/Events

Fall Cocktail Recipes

From a recent article in the Whiskey Advocate by Brittany Risher, these seasonal recipes capture the versatility of a good whiskey as a fall seasonal cocktail ingredient.  Gathered from bartenders around the country, with ingredients such as allspice, clove, cider, and walnut- all you’ll be wanting for  is a campfire!






State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:

State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:

Blanton’s Bourbon State Line Barrel Selection  $59.99 750ml

We had the opportunity to purchase a barrel of Blanton’s from the historic Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky Blanton’s comes from Warehouse “H”  built just after prohibition with metal walls in order to speed completion of the project. Once in operation, Colonel Blanton felt Warehouse H aged bourbon better than any warehouse on the distillery grounds. The metal walls allowed the bourbon to expand deeper into the oak barrels during the hot summer days and contract during the cooler nights, which extracted more flavor from the wood. This bourbon is bottled at 93 proof and is an exceptionally smooth drink with citrus and vanilla aromas. The finish has rich notes of honey and caramel. 

Rhum Clement Cask Collection Vieux    $36.99  750ml

This rum hails from the French Caribbean island of Martinique in the Lesser Antilles. The French government oversees the production of Rhum Agricole which is produced from sugar cane juice that is pressed within three days of harvest in the dry season, This produces a dryer style rum with complex grassy and herbal flavors. This is a barrel we selected last winter that was bottled in July and it has just arrived!

Four Rose’s, State Line Barrel of OBSQ   $64.99

9 Year & 10 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon

This is first Four Rose’s barrel this year and it yielded 156 bottles for us and 111 for the Angels. The OBSQ mashbill consists of 60% corn, 35% rye and 5% malted barley and the yeast strain used creates a bourbon with floral, aromatic fruitiness. The high Rye content adds spice and intensity to the flavor and has been bottled undiluted at 55.8% alcohol. This bourbon really explodes with spicy flavor with the addition of a little water to open it up, without any dilution flavor or intensity!


Crown Royal Single Barrel  $54.99  750ml  

This is a Coffey Rye Whiskey from a Coffey still that is among the finest components of Crown Royal and bottled at 103 proof to maintain its richness and body. This is the finest expression of Crown Royal we have ever had in the store!!

Two Barrels From FEW Distillery!

FEW Distillery is based in Evanston, IL, a suburb of Chicago that was once an international headquarters for the temperance movement headed by Francis Elizabeth Willard (FEW).
FEW Spirits is a craft distillery making whiskies and gins from locally grown grains and other ingredients sourced as close to home as possible, including Cascade hops grown in master distiller and owner Paul Hletko’s own backyard.
FEW Rye Whiskey was named Whisky Advocates Craft Whiskey of the Year in 2013 and its Bourbon Whiskey and Barrel Gin were both awarded gold medals by Beverage Testing Institute.

Bourbon Whiskey 60.05 %ABV Batch 15-56   $66.99

Spicy, nutty nose, soft caramel and toffee.  Bright butterscotch, toasty cinnamon, faint bittersweet chocolate, and a lingering, sweetish finish.

Rye Whiskey 60%ABV Batch 15-56   $79.99

Distinctive spicy rye presence on the nose, citrus peel, piney oak, which carry through with significant depth mid palate.  Lingering spicy sweet finish.




New Arrivals:

Check out the new Soju & Shochu selections!

Melvale Straight Maryland Style Rye  $29.99

Lord Lieutenant Kinahan’s 10 year old Irish Malt  $64.99

Amrut & Paul John Indian Malt Whiskys are in stock!

Lagavulin 8 year old Limited Edition  $69.99

Aalborg Taffel Aquavit  $21.99

Linie Aquavit  $29.99

Panama-Pacific 9 year old Rum  $34.99

Panama-Pacific 23 year old Rum  $64.99

Lemon Hart Overproof Rum  $30.99