Local liquor stores ready for Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo customers


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Two big events this weekend are drawing more customers to local liquor stores.

Bertelli’s Liquor Mart in West Springfield was busy this evening. One customer was stocking up on adult beverages for the Kentucky Derby Saturday and Cinco de Mayo on Sunday.

The owner of Bertelli’s, Jay Passerini, said he prepared in advance of the weekend, stocking up on a variety of Derby bourbons and traditional Cinco de Mayo beer and Tequila.

He said most customers know what they’re looking for, “Most of the kids who are doing the mixes are the younger kids.  And they know how to do it. So, it’s an easy recipe.  Don Kids over 21?  Yes over 21 (haha)”

Bertelli’s also stocked up on some Derby collectibles. 

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