Montgomery County’s Alcohol Beverage Services to Open New Flagship Store in Potomac with Grand Opening Today

by Patrick Herron

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) will open a new retail concept and flagship store, Oak Barrel & Vine, in the Cabin John Village Shopping Center in Potomac. The store will have a grand opening from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The Cabin John Village Shopping Center is located at 7913 Tuckerman Lane in Potomac (between the Giant and Starbucks retail stores). The store will feature more than 2,000 handpicked items with a focus on spirits and locally produced products. It will have a dedicated tasting area and event space that will be used to drive business for Maryland Made distilleries, wineries, and breweries.

“We’re 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.”

For the grand opening, and in the days that follow, some rare and allocated items will be available for purchase. Each specific highly allocated item will be limited to one bottle per customer and no more than two highly allocated bottles can be purchased per customer, per day.

Beginning on Oct. 27, the store will be open from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon-5 p.m. on Sundays.

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.


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