About Us

Beverage World sprang forth fully formed from the brow of the world-famous Whip In in 2003.

We specialize in esoteric spirits including a stunning selection of single malt Scotches, 100% agave Tequilas, and hard-to-find liqueurs. We guarantee you’ve never seen so many different varieties of gin.*

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Each of our wines has been hand-selected by our discerning staff, and we feature in-store tastings on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays every week.


Owner and proprietor Rohit Topiwala knows that good small business starts with excellent service by enthusiastic, dedicated people—himself included. You can often find him recommending wines or manning the tasting bar, and Rohit loves to talk about his family, the Longhorns, and northern Rhône reds.


Eric Pelegrin, our lead buyer, was formerly head chef at Chez nous and co-owner of Bistro Le Marseillais. Our neighborhood customers know that he has a fantastic palate—as well as an encyclopedic memory—for wines and spirits. (If you’ve got a few minutes to spare, ask him about Champagne.)


“Bart” Bartlett has been tasting and collecting whiskeys, particularly single malt Scotch, since before there was an internet. Bart started out as a regular—until we recruited him to be our in-store whisky expert back in 2008.