Wine Tastings...

Wine Samplings every Friday, 3-6pm

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

Scroll to the Bottom to see our upcoming Kilchoman Scotch Tasting!!

Oysters and Wine Tasting:  Friday September 30th   7-9pm

Catered by the Blue Crab Grill, sample a selection of wines with a raw bar featuring at least 4 varieties of fresh oysters, plus a few cooked selections.

$30 Per Person-  Limited!  Pre-Paid Tickets Only!  

Click here for details!

Wine Tasting:  Obscure and Exotic Red Grape Varieties

Friday October 14   7-9pm     Stay tuned for details!

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


New Wine Sampler Added!  Here’s the Details...

Beer Tastings...

September Brewery of the Month: Flying Dog Brewery 

Tap features, great package specials

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What a Beer Wednesday 9.28.16

Bells Oracle and Union Craft Double Duckpin

Bells Oracle: Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first & foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt & balance. The fireworks start with the floral aromatic punch of two separate dry-hop sessions with Amarillo and NZ Pacific Jade. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise.

Union Craft Double Duckpin: Don’t get us wrong, we love us some Duckpin Pale Ale. Its still our go-to, hop forward, refreshing session pale – but in honor of the opening of the 5th Annual Baltimore Beer Week , we’ve lowered the bumpers, buffed our balls, & bowled ten frames of hops straight down the lane of our original pale ale to create the hoppiest IPA we’ve ever brewed.

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Tap Social: New Belgium Brewery

Thursday, September 29th, 4-7pm

New Belgium Tap Social
Fat Tire
Fruit Fly

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Tap Social: 21st Amendment Brewery

Friday, September 30th, 4-6pm

Blah Blah IPA
Brew Free or Die
Hell or High Watermelon
He Said Vintage 2015
She Said Vintage 2015
Hop Crisis

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 Tap Takeover: Pumpkin Beers, Ciders & Harvest Ales

Saturday, October 1st, 7-9pm, $15

Benefits Radio Newark!

McKenzies Pumpkin Cider
Harpoon Pumpkin Cider
Wyndridge Original Cider
Rebel Seed First Anthem
Rebel Seed Colonial Jack
Rebel Seed Sweet Red
Wyndridge Maple Pumpkin Cider
Sonoma Vanilla Sasparilla Cider
Austin East Pineapple Cider
Austin East
Crispin Pommegranite Pear
Bold Rock

Flying Dog Gourd Standard
Flying Dog The Fear
Lancaster Baked Pumpkin
Southern Tier Pumking
Heavy Seas Greater Pumpkin
Dogfish Head Punkin
Schlafly Pumpkin
Elysian The Great Pumpkin
Duclaw 31
Duclaw 62
Ballast Point Pumpkin Down
Long Trail Imperial Pumpkin
New Belgium Pumkick
Boulevard Funky Pumpkin
Terrapin Cranberry Pumpkinfest
Southern Tier Warlock

Evolution Jacques au Lantern Dominion S

Long Trail Harvest Ale
Southern Tier Harvest Ale
Olivers Harvest Ale

List not yet complete & subject to change!

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Weekend Tap Sampling, Growler Specials: Pumpkin & Cider

Saturday 10.1 & Sunday  10.2

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Pumpkin Beers & Cider Sale

Saturday 10.1 thru Friday 10.7

20% off Single bottles, 10% off packs & pack cases

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Tap Social: Duck Rabbit Brewery

Thursday, October 6th, 4-7pm

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Tap Social: Peak Organic Brewery

Friday, October 7th, 4-6pm

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“Big Bottle Wednesday”

Besides offering two great drafts every Wednesday, all single bottles  (any size) of American Craft and Imported Brews will be discounted 20% ALL DAY!

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GreTour Bottle w_box Boxat 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!

Friday, October 7th, 7-9pm $25 per person.  Limited seating!  Click here for the details.



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Odds & Ends
Wine News...

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...

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...

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!!