Great selection, great prices, friendly people!
Three Locations to serve you!
A1 Liquors at 50 Burnt Church Rd. Suite 100-G in Bluffton.
High Tide Liquors at 80 Baylor Dr. Suite 110 in Bluffton.
Buoy's Liquors at 860 Parris Island Gateway in Beaufort.
Whiskey Tasting!! Please join us on Friday, May 26th from 3:30PM to 6:30PM as we sample the many offerings from Bird Dog Whiskey! We will be tasting many of their flavors (Peach, Apple, Strawberry, Blackberry) as well as their Small Batch and 10 Year Whiskies. The tasting will be held at our A1 Liquor store in Bluffton at 50 Burnt Church Rd. Next to Pizza Hut. Hope to see you there!
Greetings and a Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!
We hope everyone is having a great fall and enjoying the cooler weather.
We have some great sales to tell you about. Through the month of November the following items are on sale while supplies last:
Pinnacle Vodka 1L $9.99
Svedka Vodka 1.75L $16.99
Seagrams VO 1.75 $21.99
Courvoiser Rose 750ml $21.99
Jim Beam 1.75L $22.99
Gilbey's Gin 1.75L $14.99
1800 Tequila 1.75 $35.99
Bacardi Silver, Gold & Select Rum 1.75L $19.99
Captain Morgan (Lime Bite, Silver & Spiced) $23.99
Gift sets now in stock for many brands including:
Baileys, Jack Daniels, Jack Daniels Honey, Crown Royal, Mount Gay Rum, Ole Smoky Moonshine, American Honey and more!! Great for gift giving!!
We are also the place to stock up on Egg Nog, Apple Cider Whiskey, Pumpkin Pie Vodka and other holiday drinks!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are so very thankful for our great customers! We wish you all a safe and joyful holiday!
Chris and Stella
A happy fall and happy Halloween to you!
We have the following items on sale throughout the month of October:
Pinnacle French vodka 1.0L All flavors!
Kamchatka Extra Dry Gin 1.0L!
Blackheart Spiced Rum 1.75L!
Ronrico Carribean Spiced Rum 750ml!
We will have selected wines on sale 2 for $10!!
Zapata Tequila 1.0L
Zapata Tequila 1.75
Skulls in stock...all sizes!!
Kah Tequila and Crystal Head Vodka!!
Plus save $20 on the limited edition Crystal Head Rolling Stones Special Edition (Special Order) which includes a live Rolling Stones CD available only through Crystal Head and crystal Rolling Stones bottle stopper.
We also have mail in coupons good for $25.00 off 2 Bottles of 1.75L size Viking Fjord Vodka!! That's like paying $15.00 for two half gallons!! Amazing deal!!
Please check out our new website coming soon for more free tastings, specials and deals!
We hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween!!
Happy Autumn Everyone!
Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Moderate weather, Halloween, Fall colors! And a switch from the light to dark liquor. From Vodka to Bourbon, from White to Red wines. We have tons of delicious spirits on sale to help you ease into Autumn!
The following items are on sale at both A1 Liquors and High Tide Liquors:
Early Times Bourbon 1.75L - Great in a Manhattan, on the rocks or with a splash of coke!
Hornitos Reposado Tequila 1.75 and 750 sizes - Sauza's top line tequila offering made with 100%blue Agave!
I get asked all the time: "What is the difference between the light and dark tequila's?" Well, simply put, it has to do with age. The Light Tequila, sometimes called Silver, Blanco, or Plata is the pure, unaged distillation of the agave plant. Plata's are delicious when mixed. They may seem slightly harsh to some when taken straight. The slightly darker "Reposado" (Which translates to "Rested") is slightly aged, usually a few months, in charred oak barrels and gets it's color from the barrels. This is usually considered smoother than the plata and good for both mixing and sipping. The darkest tequilas, labelled as "Anejo" (Which translates to "Aged") spends the most time in the barrels, usually 3 to 6 years. Like bourbon these tequilas pick up caramel colors and tastes along with a vanilla smokiness. The longer you age a spirit, the more you will lose to evaporation (Referred to as the "Angel's" share) Therefore, the older a spirit is, the more expensive it will be. The aging process mellows out the tequila and makes it noticeably smoother. Hope this helps!
E&J VS Brandy 750's and 1.75L's are also on sale. Brandy Alexander's anyone?
I also get asked what the letter designations are on Brandy and Cognac bottles. Much like Tequila, this also has a lot to do with ageing. Here is a quick primer:
VS = Very Special
VSOP = Very Special, Old and Pale
XO = Extra Old.
Also, you may notice stars printed on the label of some cognac brandies. This is an homage to a Comet. Halley's comet swings by us every 75 years, and one of those appearances was in 1811. That year was widely regarding as the most perfect growing season for the grapes used in the making of Cognac Brandy. It was thought that the comet had something to do with the weather, so they honor the comet with a star on the label. Incidentally, all Cognacs are Brandy, but not all Brandy is Cognac. Cognac is a Brandy distilled with grapes grown in the Cognac region of France.
Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka is on sale! Have a sendoff toast to summer with this deceptively easy drinking concoction! 1.75L and 1L are specially priced.
Castillo Rum is also marked down! All styles (Silver, Dark, Spiced) in 1.0L and 1.75L sizes. I'm thinking Rum punch and Hot Buttered Rum!
Jim Beam's Red Stag Infused Whiskies are also on sale. Special pricing on the spiced cinnamon and honey tea! 750ml.
Forty Creek Canadian Whisky - We have a great price on this canadian blend rated #1 ditiller of the year by Whisky magazine.
Did you know - When the immigrants from Scotland and Ireland came to our shores and into Canada, they brought with them their knowledge of distilling Whisky. They also brought their own spelling. The Irish spell it with an "E" , so if you look at a bottle of Jameson you will read "Whiskey". The Scots dropped the "E". So it's Johnnie Walker Scotch "Whisky", not "Whiskey". You can tell what style of distillation, Irish or Scottish, is used in your favorite Whisk(e)y, by the spelling. Actually both spellings are descended from the Gaelic word "Uisge Baugh" which means "Water of Life". "Zhizennia Voda" the long form of "Vodka" also means water of life, as does Aquavit (the Scandanavian Spirit), and the clear French fruit Brandy "Eau De Vie". It seems every country has their own version of the "Water of Life"!
Also on sale is Fireball Hot Cinnamon Whisky - Definitely needed to warm you up on the upcoming cooler nights!
Stella and I want to thank you all as always for being our customers! We have the greatest patrons in the world and we really appreciate your business. We hope you all have a Happy and Safe Autumn and a Spooky Halloween!
A1 Liquors and Fine Wines
Chris and Stella Lily Morford, Proprietors
50 Burnt Church Rd.
High Tide Liquors
80 Baylor Dr.
Suite 110 (Next to Publix off of Buck Island Rd. and 278)
Bluffton, SC. 29910
Just want to alert everyone to a great FREE tequila tasting coming up at both of our stores.
We will be tasting Camarena Tequila, an ultra smooth 100% blue agave tequila in both Silver and Reposado.
One of the most common questions I get asked is what the difference is between the darker and lighter tequilas. Well, tequilas generally come in three "ages". \
The silver tequilas (Also called white, blanco or plata) are unaged tequilas that go straight into the bottle after distillation, these are good for mixing, making margaritas, etc. A bit harsh to just sip.
The "Reposado" (Meaning "rested") tequilas are a pale gold color and are generally aged for 3 to 6 months in oak barrels after distillation. This gives them a smoother taste and makes them great for both mixing and sipping straight.
The "Anejo" (Aged) tequilas are a darker gold and are aged much longer. Anywhere from 2 to 6 years and up. They take on many flavors from the barrel, caramel, oak, toastiness. They are usually very smooth and cost more due to the amount of product that they lose to evaporation during the aging process. In distilling circles this is referred to as "The Angel's Share"! Anejo tequilas are great for sipping. Of course they make great top shelf golden cadillac margarita's, but some will cringe if you mix these spirits with anything other a bit of chilled water.
You may also see some tequila's labeled as simply "Gold". There is no age associated with "Gold". If you look closely at the label, these tequilas may say "Blue Agave" but do not specify the percentage. One of the most famous tequilas in the world is really only made of about 51% tequila (To legally be called tequila). The rest is anyone's guess. The gold color does not come from ageing, but from artificial coloring. This is much cheaper to make as you can imagine. You will find that Camarena Silver and Reposado is a quality 100% blue agave tequila that is in the same price range as these imitations.
We will also be tasting a gin and vodka from a relatively new company: New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam was what they called the Big Apple before it became New York. Both of these spirits are crisp and clean, very mixable and priced right!
So come on down on the following days and try a few free cocktails!
TASTING AT A1 LIQUORS
4:30 TO 6:30PM
TASTING AT HIGH TIDE LIQUORS
4:30 TO 6:30
We hope to see everyone out for this event! Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!!! Happy Birthday America!!!
A1 Liquors and Fine Wines
Chris and Stella Lily Morford, Proprietors
50 Burnt Church Rd.
Bluffton, SC. 29910
High Tide Liquors and Fine Wines
80 Baylor Dr.
Bluffton, SC. 29910
Off of 278 near Buck Island Rd. Next to Publix
Happy June and Happy Father's Day Dads!
Summer is going by too fast! But it's definitely still hot, so here are the items that are on sale to keep you cool:
Malibu Black Rum - 750ml - High proof (70) but still extremely smooth and mixable!
Skinny Girl "Ready to Drink" Cocktails : Margarita, Sangria, Pina Colada, White Peach Margarita, and White Cranberry Cosmopolitan.
Absolut Vodka - 1.75L Half Gallon Sizes. Swedish Vodka.
Jim Beam's "Red Stag" Whiskey - 750ml. Black Cherry flavored whiskey.
Cutty Sark Scotch Whisky - 1.0 L blended Scotch Whisky
100 Anos Tequila - 750ml Both silver and Gold on sale!
Burnett's Rum - 1.75L Gold, Silver and Coconut!
Smirnoff Ready To Drink Savannah Tea - 1.75 L Underrated Sweet Tea Vodka.
Daily's Ready To Drink Pouches: Mojito, Margarita, Pina Colada, Peach Daiquiri, Strawberry Daiquiri = 1 for $1.99 or 4 for $6.99.
Salmon Creek Pinot Grigio - 2 for $10!!
FREE STUFF! !
Bacardi Cherry Rum 750ml comes with a free Coca Cola!!
Tarantula Azul Tequila comes with Free Blue Margarita Mix!!
Camarena 750ml Blanco Tequila comes with free Zing Zang Margarita Mix!!
Limited supplies on these items, first come first served!
Skinny Girl Vodka - Available flavors: Cucumber, Coconut, Tangerine, and Naked!
Kru Vodka - Bottled in reusable aluminum canisters. Stays cool longer!
We hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far. Watch you mailboxes for and upcoming promotion!
Don't forget about mini-golf at High Tide! Put your putting game to the test! Knock over your choice of .99 cent mini bottle and it's your to keep! 1 chance per customer per day!
Thanks again to everyone. We have the best customers in the world!
Chris and Stella Morford
Happy May everyone!
Lots to celebrate this month! We've got Mother's Day (Hi Mom! We love you!), Cinco De Mayo (Check out our Margarita Mix deals below!), Kentucky Derby (Get those Mint Juleps ready!) and another very important day on May 12th - My wonderful wife's Birthday! So stop in A1 liquors and wish Stella a very Happy Birthday!
The following are on sale for the month of May:
Seagram's Gin 1.75L & 750ml
Beefeater's Gin 1.75L & 1.0L
Jim Beam Rye Whiskey 750ml
Three Olives Vodka 1.75L
Isla Rum (Regular and Flavors) 750ml
Jose Cuervo Golden Margarita (With Grand Marnier) 1.75L
Jose Cuervo Original Margarita Mix 1.75L
Camarena Tequila (Silver and Reposado) 1.75L & 750ml
Skyy Vodka 1.0L
3 for $10.00!!!
Three Wishes (Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot)
Crane Lake (Chardonnay, Merlot)
Mix and match any 3!!
TASTING!!!!! May 18th at A1 Liquors 50 Burnt Church Rd. Bluffton, SC. from 4 to 6 P.M.
American Harvest Vodka!!!
If you haven't tried it yet you are in for a treat. This is an exceptionally smooth organic wheat vodka made right here in America! This is from the same family that brought you Grey Goose. They sold Grey Goose for a gazillion dollars and began making this fantastic spirit.
Thanks everyone as always. We have the best customers in the world! Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!
Chris and Stella Lily Morford
Season's greetings and Merry Christmas everyone!
First of all we would like to thank all of our wonderful customers for a great first year and for making us feel part of the Bluffton "Family".
Stella Lily and I are excited to announce that we are opening a second store! The new location will be located at 80 Baylor Dr. just off 278 by the Publix, next to the "Greek Table" restaurant. The new store is called "High Tide Liquors" and is bigger than our present location. We hope to be open before Christmas. This will allow us more buying power which means better deals for you. We will keep you posted for our Grand opening party!!
In the meantime we have lots going on at A1....
MOONSHINE TASTING!!! Saturday December 17th from 5 to 7PM.
Get your shine on! Come on in and sit a spell and taste some of Junior Johnson's MIDNIGHT MOON moonshine. Created using Junior's Granddaddy's recipe it is available in the following flavors: Apple Pie, Cranberry, Strawberry, Cherry, Blueberry and Catdaddy (A sweet moonshine with hints of nutmeg perfect for mixing with egg nog!!)
Speaking of Egg Nog we have Christian Brothers and Pennsylvania Dutch in stock and on sale!!
Making your own Nog? Mix in some of these winter deals on sale now:
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 1/2 Gallons
Mount Gay Rum 1/2 Gallons
Cruzan Aged Rum 1/2 Gallons
Jack Daniel's Whiskey 750ml
The cream based Holiday favorites are also on sale:
Bailey's Irish Cream 1/2 Gallons
Fulton's Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
Saint Brendan's Irish Cream 1 Litre
Also on sale this month:
J&B Blended Scotch Whisky
Cupcake Vodka - All Flavors (Devil's Food, Chiffon, Frosting, and Original)
Cupcake Wine - All Styles (Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon)
Smirnoff Vodka 1/2 Gallons
Old School Peanut Butter Vodka!!
Sounds weird right? Try it with Three olives Grape vodka or Chambord for a Peanut Butter and Jelly Shot? Mix it with a little Creme De Cocoa or Pinnacle Chocolate Whipped Vodka for a grown up version of one of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!
It took a lot of arm twisting but we finally got some in stock. Turns out this was more popular than Ciroc imagined and they didn't make quite enough the first time around. Get it while it lasts!
Effen Cucumber Vodka!!
Has a hint of vanilla and mixes great with bloody mary's. Shake it up with a few slices of cucumber and mix with soda for a refreshing cocktail.
Premium Vodka with Mango, Blood Orange and Passion Fruit!! Get your blood flowing!
Premium French Vodka, Persimmons, Papaya, Mango and Lime! Invite some friends and Mix with 7up for a treat that goes down a little too easy.
A Lighter and Sweeter Cognac perfect for nights beside the fireplace.
Tis the Season for Giving
When you visit A1 Liquors you will see a Christmas Stocking next to our check out register. If you have a little spare change please consider tossing it in. We will be collecting for Hilton Head Heroes, a non-profit group that brings children with life-threatening illnesses and their families to Hilton Head for a resort vacation. We will be matching all donations up to $500.
Thank you all once again and we hope you and your families have a wonderful and safe Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year!!
Chris and Stella Lily Morford
It’s November already and only 53 shopping days until Christmas! So little time, so much to drink! Stella and I are doing are best to bring you the latest flavors and products and keep you up to date on all the newest beverages so you can give the best presents without fear of them being re-gifted! Here is our latest news:
CATDADDY CAROLINA MOONSHINE – From the same folks who brought you Junior Johnson’s Midnight Moon Moonshine. This bottle of firewater is smooth and perfect for the holidays with flavors of eggnog and nutmeg.
KODA CHOCOLATE DESSERT WINE – A big, bold, port wine with rich chocolate flavors. Perfect for the chocoholic on your list!
THREE OLIVES DUDE VODKA – Just add a shot of this to a little soda or ginger ale and it tastes just like a mountain dew!
SAKE – Forget what you know about sake. We’ve all had shots of cheap “Hot” sake with bad after effects. The Japanese know that during the war, when all they had to drink was the cheap stuff, they would heat it up to disguise the bad taste. Premium sake is always served chilled and it is unbelievable smooth and you don’t wake up with a spike through your head. Good sake is all about purity and has fewer toxins than just about any other alcoholic beverage out there, and toxins are to blame for the headaches. We have a few new additions to our growing sake collection to tell you about:
a) Ozeki Nigori – “Nigori” means unfiltered. With this “cloudy” sake you get the full flavor of the fermented rice. Smooth and delicious.
b) Zipang Sparkling Sake – Sparkling sake? Yes!! We actually prefer this to a lot of champagnes out there. Easy to drink with a distinctive sweetness. Would be great with peach puree for a sake Bellini, or orange juice for a sake mimosa!
c) Ozeki Hana Awaka - This is the sake equivalent of pink champagne! Sweet bold fruit flavors and tangy bubbles! Does champagne give you a headache? This won’t.
BURNETT’S HOT CINNAMON VODKA – Nothing like a little spicy cinnamon to warm you up during the cold days ahead! Great in apple cider!
GREY GOOSE VODKA – A ½ Gallon is just $57.99 (Was $61.99). 750’s are just $27.99 (Was $30.99)
EVAN WILLIAMS BOURBON – ½ Gallon Black Label is just $21.99 (Was $23.99).
SEAGRAM’S CITRUS RUM – 1 Liter = $13.99
SEAGRAM’S RASPBERRY RUM – ½ Gallon = $15.99 (Was $19.99)
SEAGRAM’S TWISTED GIN (ALL FLAVORS) – ½ Gallon = $20.99
SEAGRAM’S TWISTED GIN (ALL FLAVORS) – 1 Liter = $13.99
$4.99 BLOWOUT WINE SALE!!!
THREE WISHES CHARDONNAY, CAB AND MERLOT - JUST $4.99!!
CRANE LAKE CHARDONNAY AND MERLOT – JUST $4.99!!
This Friday, Nov 4th we will be tasting Camarena Tequila from 5 to 7 PM. Camerena is a very affordable premium tequila. It is made with 100% blue agave (Unlike Jose Cuervo) and gets its golden color from natural ageing and not from artificial coloring (Like Jose Cuervo).
Friday Nov. 18th we will be tasting the following liqueurs:
Original Chambord and Chambord Vodka. Chambord is a French black-raspberry liqueur made from a 300 year old recipe. It was originally used to sweeten champagne. It is now offered as a spirit with fine French vodka.
Jack Daniel’s Honey – Your favorite Tennessee Whiskey paired with sweet honey. Great with iced tea. Great for a sore throat!
Southern Comfort Lime – Kicked up SoCo with citrus flavors. Good stuff! If you haven’t tried it come on down!
Hope to see y’all soon!
50 Burnt Church Rd, Ste 100G
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