Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

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


Wine and Beer Tasting:  United Way of Cecil County Annual Fundraiser

Friday October 28  7-9pm    

 $50 Per Person     Click Here to Purchase Tickets Online with United Way or  Call them at 410-398-7572!

Sample 4 wines and 4 beers, Hors D’Oeuvres by Daddy O’s/ Chef du Jour, Silent Auction

 Wine Tasting:  Willamette Valley

Friday, November 4th,  $20pp

No Reservations Necessary!  Click here for details!


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Beer Tastings...

October Brewery of the Month: New Belgium

Tap features, great package specials 

Monday 10.17.16  

MAD ELF is here!

Lagunitas Born Yesterday bottles and on growler (while supplies last)!

Tap Social: Black Flag Brewery with the owner

Friday October 21st 4-7pm 

The first production brewery and taproom in Columbia, MD with 10 taplines. We have our 5 signatures beers always on tap and have a rotating list of 5 that we make on our small batch system. We have food trucks on our busiest days – Friday and Saturday – and announce the lineup each week on the website as well as our Facebook page.The Black Flag stands in direct opposition to the established norms. And that’s exactly how we brew – crafting beers that focus heavily on flavors and aromas without concern for fitting any given category. Let go of the color by numbers system and open yourself to a whole new world of possibilities.


Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: New Belgium Brewery

What a Beer Wednesday 10.26.16

Moon Unit Oat IPA is an Intergalactic Collaborative IPA from the space cadets at UNION Craft & Burley Oak. Clusters of Galaxy hops form constellations of passionfruit and citrus suspended in the deep milkyway haze of this unfiltered intergalactic IPA.

Otter Creek / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Dose IPA
In the Green Mountains, the landscape is dotted with breweries that have established Vermont as one of the premier beer destinations in the world. We pack a lot into our little state–abundant local foods, great music, natural beauty, and amazing beer. Vermonter’s know the finest things in life are best enjoyed with good buds. Friends and brewers Shawn Lawson and Mike Gerhart have teamed up to create a beer that features the best qualities of each brewery.

Lawson, the bold adventurous brewer of Lawson’s Finest Liquids has earned a reputation for top-notch IPAs and award-winning maple beers. Fans flock to central Vermont in search of Lawson’s small-batch bottled creations and to enjoy his draught beer to select handful of your bars at a select handful of beer bars and restaurants. Gerhart is a rising-star of the Green Mountain beer scene. With a polished background at some of the most prestigious breweries in United States, his hard work and commitment to excellence can be tasted every batch of Otter Creek beer.

Otter Creek and Lawson’s Finest have gone to the great lengths to deliver the highest quality beer includes water from each brewery, locally sourced specialty malt, and a dose of freshly harvested Vermont hops. This collaboration creation combines the talents of the two brewers into the uniquely delicious Double Dose IPA–brewed in the spirit of friendship, fun and really great beer. Cheers!

Tap Takeover: Troegs Brewery, it’s Trick or Troegs!

Costume Contest (costumes not necessary), Prizes, Brewery Bling, Music by Boxturtle Bob.

Thursday October 27th 7-9pm, $15

Solid Sender
Nitro Chocolate
Nimble Giant
Scratch 254 Gose
Scratch 258 American Style Sour
Scratch 253 Bock Beer
Scratch 250 IPA
Scratch 252 Rye Ale
Scratch 249 Belgian Pale Ale
Scratch 266 – Mango IPA
Scratch 265 – Fresh Hop
Scratch 254 Ras Gose
Dead Reckoning Porter
Rugged Trail
Elf 2014
Elf 2015
Master of Pumpkins 2015
Master of Pumpkins 2016
Scratch 190 Amber

flyingdoguniversityFlying Dog Brewery and State Line present Beer 101!

Wednesday November 9th 7-9pm

Limited seating, enrollment begins soon, tuition TBD, more info soon.

In beer 101 we will go over:

  • How beer was discovered
  • How beer was used before it became a recreational beverage
  • How beer ingredients were chosen thousands of years ago
  • How beer was part of the foundation of America
  • How beer played a role in microbiology
  • Probation was it good or bad?
  • How did Flying Dog get started
  • Intro to traditional ingredients
  • Why each ingredients is needed
  • In-depth look at the ten step brewing process  
  • Guided tasting of classic styles (pale ale, IPA, lager and stout)
  • Cheese and beer pairing






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 Friday 3-6pm, Spirits Samples! 

October 28th    Carolyn, Millstone Spirits

November 4th   David, Arrosta Coffee and Pumpkin Spice Liqueur



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Items of Note:

This article by Megan Krigbaum, in Punch, leads us down her path of attempts to discover what basic expenses are figured into the price of a single bottle of wine.  She was inspired by that $3.50 bargain wine her mom was so excited to bring home.  It just doesn’t quite add up!  

How Do You Make a Wine That Costs $3.50?


Here’s a quick article by Mike Dunne of the Sacramento Bee, where he talks about two of our favorite California winemakers, Anne and Michael Dashe.

Dunne on Wine: Dashe Cellars


Read this article by Simon Woolf, Decanter, regarding sulfites in wines.  See some of the pros and cons- flavors, safety, allergies.  A little known fact- the vast majority of wines have very little sulfites!

Sulfites in Wine: Friend or Foe


Here’s an interesting article that features wines from regions with volcanic soils.  Many of the wines discussed and many other selections from each region are available here in the store.  

Expressing a love of lava – Harpers, February 2016


Now that we’ve finished drinking our annual allotment of Champagne until December, perhaps it’s an ideal time to reflect on our drinking vessel of choice for the bubblier wines.

Farewell to Champagne flutes in 2016? – Decanter


Beer News...

Halloween beers

The $5 Growler is back!

Check out the first 2 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!

Liquor News...

Tour Bottle w_box BoxGreat News for Islay Scotch Lovers….  Kilchoman is Coming!

State Line Liquors will be hosting a seated tasted event that will feature the award-winning, farm distillery Kilchomanlineup, with a special release available just for participants of this East Coast Tour! Kilchoman is an award-winning small batch farm distillery, family owned and operated since 1995. It is located on the rugged west coast of Islay, the first new distillery to be built on the island in 125 years!

We’ve had the good fortune to have these small batch scotch offerings presented several times in the past by Jared Card, Mid Atlantic Regional Manager for ImpEx Beverages, Inc.

We’ve also had the pleasure to have James Wills, son of the Founder/Distiller of Kilchoman, present his family’s scotch.

Now we have the Trifecta- Jared, James and now his brother Peter!!!

Call  1-800-446-9463  for your tickets now! Friday, October 7th, 7-9pm $25 per person.  Limited seating!


Kilchoman New Make

Kilchoman Machir Bay $62.99

Kilchoman Sanaig $69.99

Kilchoman Loch Gorm $99.99

Kilchoman Sherry Butt Single Cask $124.99

Kilchoman 100% Islay $99.99

Kilchoman Evolution Series #2 $124.99

Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength (2016 Tour Bottling) $69.99


New Arrivals/Features/Specials


State Line’s Selected Single Barrels:


Single Barrel Four Roses

OESK Recipe –2016 Bottling

9 Year & 7 Month Old Barrel Strength Bourbon

$69.99 / Bottle

This is our second of three Four Rose’s barrels this year and it yielded 150 bottles for us, and 117 for the Angels.

The OESK mashbill creates a Bourbon with a full bodied and lightly spicy flavor profile. The mashbill consists of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% malted barley and OESK was a high portion of the whiskey used for the heralded 2015 Limited Edition.

This has been bottled undiluted at 57.7% alcohol. One of our favorite barrels this year!



State Line’s Exclusive Single Barrel Four Roses

9 Year Old Barrel Strength Bourbon


After much waiting our new barrel of Four Roses has arrived! This barrel of nine year old bourbon is the good ol’ OBSQ recipe of Four Roses: 60% Corn, 35% Rye, 5% Barley.

Bottled at cask strength (59.3% abv) for those who like to control concentration, this is a whiskey that takes well to a splash of water and a long evening of sipping.

We’re down to about a 100 bottles from the original 138 that came in last week from this barrel, and once it’s gone it is gone.

Glendalough Triple Barrel Irish Whiskey $39.99 750ml We were able to buy a special barrel of new whiskey that our favorite Irish Craft distillery made available to us. Those who were at our tasting with Donal O’Gallachoir know the quality of the Double Barrel which is similar to this whiskey. The boys from Glendalough aged this whiskey for 42 months in American Bourbon barrels, 6 months in Spanish Oloroso sherry casks and then 6 more months in Madeira casks to create a complex flavor profile. Every Irish whiskey fan should try this as it offers incredible value in the Irish whiskey category.

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:


Kilchoman Madeira Cask $114.99 750ml

We have a very limited amount of this Islay Single Malt Scotch from the innovative Kilchoman distillery. In 2010 Madeira casks were filled for a full maturation period of 5 years rather than the industry norm of finishing the whisky in wine casks for just a few months. The result is a rich, nutty influence from the Madeira wine casks combined beautifully with the peaty Kilchoman spirit to give a punchy yet refined Islay dram.


Dogfish Head Distillery Spirits Have Returned!

Dogfish Head Compelling Gin   750ml   $37.99    

Dogfish Head Whole Leaf Gin   750ml  $39.99     

Dogfish Head Analog Vodka     750ml   $31.99      

Club Card Specials



Balvenie Caribbean  cask 14 year old Single Malt   $79.99     Club Card Member Special  $64.99

This single malt From Balvenie is finished in american whiskey barrels that have been seasoned with rum that adds a fruity toffee flavor to the popular Balvenie Scotch. This is one of the best rum cask expressions available and fantastic value at this price.

Check out this website if you are looking for new and interesting cocktails to try, or to refresh your memory on how to make the standards.  It is easy to use, with searches by ingredient, top ingredients or by category.  It even includes drinking games, non-alcoholic drinks, hints and tips, and more.  The oldest site of its kind on the internet, Bar None Drinkshas been around since 1995!  Cheers to Bar None Drinks!!