Allen’s Wine and Liquor has served the Olean, New York area since 1945, when Phil Allen originally founded the business. Mr. Allen apparently left quite the impression on the local community, as people still talk about his charisma for the business to this day. Along with Phil Allen, both Corky Lippert and Bill Palmer took the helm and guided Allen’s Wine and Liquor through more than a half-century and into a new millennium!
According to current store operator Vic Vena Junior, who took over operating Allen’s when the Vena family purchased the store in 2003, “Phil Allen, Corky Lippert and Bill Palmer all spent years at this helm and all contributed to the success of this store!”
Vic Junior and his family have happily aided in the store’s continued growth to where it now stands out as the Southern Tier’s premier wine & liquor retailer. In fact, Vic Junior had already begun aiding in the store’s progress back in the fall of 2002, learning how to operate the business from Bill Palmer himself. This added to his already extensive experience in retail as he had already worked at Vic Vena Pharmacy, Studio 4 East and Cutco, in addition to graduating from St. Bonaventure University.
As Vic Junior moves into his next decade of service at Allen’s Wine and Liquor, he utilizes his extensive work experience to better aid his customers. He has acquired a great palate for selecting wines that deliver great value. He has also become an aggressive buyer, which has enabled his store to deliver awesome prices on a huge selection of quality products.
As for what sets Allen’s apart from other liquor retailers, Vic Junior had this to say. “At Allen’s, people find a clean store that holds an inventory that rival big stores in big cities! A Huge selection of wines and spirits at great prices!” Along with their wide selection and great prices, they also offer a friendly helpful staff to make your visit a great experience indeed!
Allen’s Wine and Liquor includes some selections in their wine choices that come from local distilleries as well, like Bully Hill wine, which comes from the Finger Lakes region of New York State. That means you can shop local both at Allen’s Wine and Liquor and by buying a quality local product.
For all the hard liquor enthusiasts out there, Allen’s has just what you need as well. They offer many different brands of all major hard liquors. Whiskey drinkers can select from brands like Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey, and those who prefer Rum can’t go wrong selecting a nice bottle of Captain Morgan. If you have a taste for Bourbon, Allen’s can satisfy your palate with a bottle of Jim Bean. Vodka enthusiasts can make their screwdrivers or any of their many other mixed drinks with one of Allen’s various Absolut Vodka selections.
To sum it all up, Allen's Wine & Liquor offers quality and affordable products, and they put their expertise and experience into action to serve you well. Their friendly staff will gladly attend to your needs, and they guarantee customer satisfaction.