Premier Wines & Spirts opens retail store in Cayman

There’s a new place along Seven Mile Beach to buy fine wines and spirits.

Premier Wines & Spirits, which has previously operated as a wholesale and retail delivery service, opened the doors to a retail store at the West Shore Plaza on Friday.

Company director Matthew Wight said while the store was an avenue to better sell the wines and spirits the company imports, Premier’s retail outlet will also sell popular products carried by other distributors.

“The focus is to have a customer-based store with a full selection of wines, spirits and beers,” he said.

The modern, easy to navigate store features selections from every major wine-producing country at a variety of price points, as well as many top-brand spirits and beers.

Mr. Wight said Premier Wines & Spirits would sell a full line of Caybrew beer.

“We’re proud of the local beer and we will work with Caybrew a lot,” he said, adding the store would also sell Caybrew apparel like T-shirts and caps.

Caybrew’s Matthew Leslie said Caybrew was delighted to team up with Premier Wines & Spirits to offer a more extensive product line than anywhere else along West Bay Road.

“This will be the only store on Seven Mile Beach that carries all of our brands, including 345, and at very competitive prices,” he said.

In addition, Premier Wines & Spirits will act as a collection centre for bottle returns of Caybrew beer, giving customers a $2 store credit for each case of bottles returned.

“People will be getting a good brand of beer, getting some cash back and getting it from a great liquor store,” he said. “You can’t beat that.”

The store will offer free wine tastings every Saturday from noon until 2pm and, once a month, pairing the wine tastings with nibbles provided by local restaurants, said Premier’s sales and marketing representative Charlie Loxton.

Mr. Wight said the 1,914 square-foot store will also sell wine accessories like decanters, glasses, bottle openers, and gift bags, as well as gift baskets and convenience products.

Premier distributes many wines and spirits previously not sold in Cayman. When it comes to wines, the company’s philosophy is to find hidden gems from around the globe and to get them to the Cayman Islands in the same condition as they left the winery. To do this, the company has all of its wines shipped in insulated containers and they are then kept in temperature-controlled rooms once here.

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