Liquor distributors offer many types of distilled spirits which makes it difficult to decide which types are going to be the most profitable for your bar. Carefully consider your hard liquor purchases to turn the expense of purchasing distilled spirits into profits.
Every bar needs the basic "well" liquor. Well drinks are mixed drinks in which the customer doesn't specify which type of liquor she wants in her drink. These are the least expensive of all the liquor brands your bar or restaurant caries and includes gin, vodka, tequila, rum and whiskey. After you've chosen your inexpensive liquor, it's time to decide which expensive liquor brands you want to offer. Here are a few things to consider:
1. Don't try to follow every hard liquor trend. It will only result in higher expenses and lower profits.
2. Consider buying liquor and supplies for your bar from online liquor stores. Before buying liquor online, be sure that it's legal in your state.
3. Choose to focus on one main type of liquor like vodka or single malt scotch. This allows you to develop a niche in your local market.
Look for local liquor distributers in your areaLocal liquor distributors service many bars and restaurants in your area and they know which liquor brands are the most popular (and the most profitable) for other local bars and restaurants.
Contact liquor distillers directly about ordering their productsThere are many liquor brands that are a staple of any business that serves alcoholic beverages. You may want to contact the distillery to ask about ordering directly from them.
Add to your liquor stock by purchasing liquor online from online liquor storesVery rarely do people drink tequila other than in a Margarita or an occasional Tequila sunrise but people do drink vodka in a number of different mixed drinks. So, remember to stock more bottles of vodka than tequila because it's a faster seller and will therefore, garner you higher profits.
- Don't forget to market your new liquor purchases. First, educate your staff on the new stock of hard liquor and then run drink specials to promote the new products.
- Some liquor producers may have recipes for mixes using their brand of liquor. Utilize these recipes to create popular liquor drinks for your customers.