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3301 North Ridge Road (Next to HMart)
Ellicott City, MD 21043 | Get Directions

Welcome to the North Ridge Wine & Spirits website. We are a full-service beer, wine and liquor store conveniently located in Ellicott City, Maryland. We pride ourselves in excellent customer service, abundant selection, and low prices. Contact us anytime if you have a question about the website or our store. Don't forget to sign up for our email newsletter, it's free to join and you will save some big money on all of your beer, wine and spirits purchases.

We are open everyday of the year!!

Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm , Sunday 10am-6pm

Planning a party? Check out the Recipes page for suggested amounts of beer, wine and liquor to have on hand.

New to wine? Check out the Wine 101 page for answers to your basic wine questions.

A little bit about the hottest category in the store...Bourbon!

Bourbon & American Whiskey's roots go back to the late 1700s, when westbound British, Irish and Scottish settlers started making whiskey in Kentucky. In 1964, the US Congress established federal regulations for producing the spirit. All American whiskeys are distilled from a fermented mash (mixture) of cereal grain and water without any coloring or flavoring additives. Unlike Scotch or cognac, American whiskey must by law be aged in new, charred oak barrels and no more than 160-proof (80% alcohol by volume). In order to be classified as "straight" whiskey, it must be aged for at least two years and unblended. American whiskey's entail: rye, rye malt, malt, wheat, bourbon, corn, and Tennessee whiskey, which is a special classification of Bourbon. Bourbon must be made from a mash that is at least 51% corn. The rest of the mash is made up of rye, wheat and/or malted barley. While most bourbon today is still made in Kentucky, it can legally be made anywhere in the United States. The spirit’s beautiful amber color comes from the wood that it's aged in for at least two years while the alcohol by volume climbs to a minimum of 40% (80-proof) before bottling.
Over the last ten years, bourbon has seen a rapid rise in popularity around the world. Demand has grown so much that distillers are having trouble keeping up. What’s driving sales are premium, small-batch bourbons, including Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek, Russell’s Reserve and Michter’s. Whether you’re in Louisville, New York or even Melbourne, Australia, you won’t have to look hard to find a bottle of good bourbon.

Here’s a shot of spelling with your glass of bourbon: Whisky from Scotland, Canada and Japan is spelled without an “e.” Whiskey from Ireland and the United States is usually spelled with an “e.”

Purists drink bourbon straight, but it’s often served in a rocks glass with a few ice cubes and a splash of water, in what industry legend and Jim Beam’s grandson Booker Noe called “Kentucky iced tea.” Like most whiskies, bourbon works well with club soda and ginger ale. The spirit is also the base for many classic American cocktails, including the Mint Julep, Old Fashioned, Presbyterian, Horse’s Neck, Ward Eight and Brown Derby.


Come by and check out the 90+ Cellars line of wines! They have been featured on NBC, ABC, The New York Times and many others. A unique company that buys only high end juice from major labels and releases the wine under the 90+ Cellars label. Get a $25 Russian River Chardonnay for only $13.99 or a Marlborough, NZ $19.99 wine for only $11.99! Check them all out at the display by the checkout in the store!





See you in the store,

Brad, Steve, Gerard and Mr. Bill

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Boarman Brothers

One of Maryland's most popular wine retailers

With over 50 years of family history in the wine and spirits business, the Boarman family has built relationships with producers, importers and suppliers which allow us to be at the forefront of the wine industry. When you shop with us, you will experience our dedication to bringing you the highest level of customer service and product knowledge. And of course, the most competitive pricing around.


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3301 North Ridge Road & Rt. 40 West
Ellicott City, MD 21041