Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) has opened a new retail concept and flagship store, Oak Barrel & Vine, in the Cabin John Village Shopping Center in Potomac. The store had its grand opening on Oct. 27.
The Cabin John Village Shopping Center is located at 7913 Tuckerman Lane in Potomac (between the Giant and Starbucks retail stores). The Oak Barrel & Vine store is open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.
The store features more than 2,000 handpicked items with a focus on spirits and locally produced products. It has a dedicated tasting area and event space that will be used to drive business for Maryland Made distilleries, wineries and breweries.
“We are excited to share Oak Barrel & Vine with the entire Montgomery County community and look forward to welcoming shoppers to our flagship store,” said ABS Director Kathie Durbin. “This is our store of the future and the stores we open over the next few years will follow this model, not only in terms of aesthetics and selection but in terms of the innovative shopping experience offered.”
As part of its opening celebration, the Oak Barrel & Vine story has some rare and allocated items available for purchase. Each specific highly allocated item is limited to one bottle per customer and no more than two highly allocated bottles can be purchased per customer, per day.
For a full list of store locations and hours, visit the ABS website here.
ABS is the alcohol wholesaler of beer, wine, and spirits for Montgomery County and operates 26 retail stores throughout the County. In addition, ABS manages alcohol licensing, enforcement and education for more than 1,000 businesses. Generating more than $30 million in net income annually, its profits are used to pay down County debt with a large portion deposited in the general fund to pay for resident services that would otherwise be funded by County tax dollars.