If you are new to Australia you might have noticed that different states have different laws regarding the sales of alcohol. Unlike the United Kingdom where many of the major supermarkets sell alcohol, in Australia it is often not the case. Different states have different laws. As a result, some states have had bottle- o’s or bottle shops in place for many years. These are specialty stores that are allowed to sell all kinds of alcohol from beer to wines to spirits.
Not all states require separate liquor stores. New South Wales and Victoria do permit liquor to be sold within certain grocery stores. In Queensland, retailers that own pubs are granted licenses to operate bottle shops but these must be separate from supermarkets.
This is where the bottle-o store comes in. All throughout Australia these shops are situated to offer people a huge selection of any type of liquor, beer or wine they could want. Many of them such as the SipnSave stores offer drive through’s making it very convenient and easy to purchase alcohol for an event such as a wedding, a holiday, an anniversary party or birth day celebration.
Where to Find a Drive Through Bottle Shop
Now that the definition of a bottle shop or bottle-o is clear, it becomes important to find out where the closest shop, if not a drive through location, is to you. That is pretty easy. Simply go online and using your favourite search engine, type in bottle-o in whatever area you like.
Some chains make it even easier to find the closest shop. Their websites feature “find a store” searches where all you need to do is enter your postcode or suburb. If you have a preference for a particular shop check with its website online to see if there is a search feature available. Then check to see where there is a branch closest to you.
Australia’s Favourite Wines, Spirits and Beers
Just about any type of alcohol or brand of alcohol that you can imagine is available to you at your favorite bottle shop. Most Australians agree that Bundaberg Rum is about as Australian as liquor can get. Aged for two years, this rum is made from Queensland sugarcane. The flavors are luscious caramel and molasses making this one of the most popular rums available at drive-throughs.
Then there are the full lines of wine brands such as Coonawarra and other wines which are also available in cases. What makes these shops so convenient is that it is possible to buy the desired beverage in bulk for a great price. The friendly staff is there to help put your purchases into your car making it very easy to bring home all the alcohol you need for a big party.
Another big favorite from the local drive-through is beer. Carlton Draught is one of Australia’s favorites, and it is available in just about every drive-through that there is. Find one of these convenient shops near you and get started shopping today.