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How to name your liquor store
Hey, I'm Ashley (Branding Expert) and I'll walk you through our four steps to naming your liquor store. Below you will find twenty sample names that I created in this process and then I will show you how to create your own. To get started, try our liquor store name generator above, then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- By train
- The Grog Bog
- Toddie's tonics
- On The Rocks Liquor
- Laguna liqueur
- Sumptuous liqueurs
- Blood Spirits
- Spirits & Scallywags
- Siduri Spirits
- Pan's precious drinks
- Brandy Bourbon
- Kahlua and Schnapps
- Sam's Sambuca
- Scotch & Sizzle
- Whiskey on the wind
- Drinks and delicacies
- Mama Martinis
- Bits and barley
- Growlers and goods
- Chum rums
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# 1) think about your name ideas
Start by thinking about words that could match your business name. In my name ideas I have used words like "Beverages", "Delight", "Spirits" and "Sanguine", you can see that while these words may be related to alcohol, they also suggest that you can expect a great experience and a lot of fun once you have made your purchase. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when you think about your business.
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Here are my ideas for names after brainstorming:
# 2) Select your ideas
Once you have developed a list of possible names, analyze your ideas. Remove any names that might be difficult to remember, spell, or speak aloud. Keep names that are customizable, sound good, are memorable, and communicate your brand, product or service values to your target audience.
Here's a quick checklist you can go through to help shorten your list of names:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from that of the competitors?
- Does the name have a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or clichés?
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# 3) get feedback
You will now have a list of 3-6 top liquor store names, and you can start asking for feedback from potential customers or people in the industry (your target audience). Avoid comments from family and friends, they are more likely to praise all of your ideas and they are not your customers.
Make sure to ask questions like:
- What comes to your mind when you hear the name for the first time?
- How would you spell it?
With the feedback from your customers, you can now ask yourself if the name is still relevant? and did he represent your company the way you saw it?
My customer comments:
This name hints at the good time you are going to have with the drinks offered by the store.
This name expresses fun and unwavering optimism.
This name refers to a mythical creature known to appreciate the finer things (or vin-r) in life.
This name evokes a night of fun while you enjoy delicious drinks.
# 4) Check that it is available
At this point, it's good to have at least three big liquor store names on your list, in case one of your names is already taken. You can do a quick Company name search online to find out if your name is available in your country / state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and domain name registration.
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Competitor name analysis
To help you find potential business names, let's take a look at three successful liquor stores and break down why and how they chose to name their business and why it works for them.
Bacchus wine uses a reference to the god of wine to describe how good their products are. This name adds a touch of class and reminds you that even gods are allowed to relax and have a good time, so you should too.
Frugal MacDoogal is a fun name that uses repetitive sounds and the concept of economy to create what sounds like a person's name. It's very easy to remember, and customers are sure to go there for the best prices. They also have a catchy name thanks to a rhythmic pronunciation in the name: FrU gal MacDoogirl.
Cork and barrel creates a touch of class by using a name that resembles the stylish 'Crate And Barrel' home goods store. You can go out and pick up your household items, then follow up with a visit to this store to get the drinks you need for a perfectly enjoyable evening.
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5 tips for naming your liquor store
The ideal business name should be simple, memorable, and convey meaning all at the same time. Here are my 5 tips to keep in mind when developing your business names.
1. Do a competitor analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as a first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing which names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitor's trade name words will help you form your own trade names. When analyzing competitors, consider:
- What company or product values do they convey in their business name? How does it work for them?
- Is there a trend in the way these companies are called? You better avoid sounding like "just another one of these companies".
- Who does the best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on your business name without describing it.
A typical trap that most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused terms like alcohol, wine, or liquor. A more effective business name should convey your businesses and your product values to customers on a deeper level. Try to name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Take for example a real liquor store called "Frugal MacDoogal".
It's a name that works on many levels. It includes a name people can connect with, uses catchy repeating sounds, and suggests that customers will get the best value possible for their purchases.
3. How to create a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customer's mind, and it's also easier said than done. The name of your business should be aimed at stopping a customer in its tracks and giving extra thought to your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips for creating a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (SI am Sambuca, The Grog Bog
- Try using a word that wouldn't be relevant out of context (High Spirits - the term “spirits” refers to alcohol as well as a general mood.)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try to buy a customizable business name
Branded trade names are names that don't make sense but are read and pronounced well. They often use vowel / consonant / vowel letter patterns because these word structures are usually short, catchy, and easy to say and remember. For example, some names of branded liquor stores might be:
- Sulera Liquor
- Liquor Yilamo
- Faruka liqueur
You can find a full list of brand trade names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners usually make is making the wrong word combinations when they find out their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Landmark Liquor and finds out it's already taken. Because he's already decided that's what he would call his business, he tries to go for similar sounding names like Landmarkk Liquor, LandLiquor or Lanndmark Liquor.
You can see how much of a step back these ideas are because they aren't catchy, easily pronounced, or memorable. In these situations, we suggest that you start from scratch and try the tips we mentioned earlier.
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Clean and sterilise all equipment. Here’s a selection of Sterilisers you can use and if you not quite sure which steriliser to go for then you can take a look at our Beginners Wine Making Part 1 - Cleaning, Sterlising
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As it’s new to you it will probably take in all 2 hours for your first batch. However, once you are used to it 1 hour is about the maximum amount of time needed. We would also point out bar the bottling side; it takes just as long to make 6 bottles as it does to make 30 bottles, so we strongly recommend you make the larger quantity. After all 6 bottles doesn’t go very far as we said before !
From our experience it is much better to maintain a constant temperature than a fluctuating one. We suggest 21-26°C ( 69-79°F ), although if it is cooler than this, it is not a problem, it just takes slightly longer to ferment. If you can’t maintain this then we supply three different forms of heating equipment : Brew Belt / Heat BeltThis is a simple insulated electric cable that wraps round your container and provides a gentle heat. It is very flexible and extremely easy to use. Heat Tray ( 4 demi/5 Gallon Fermenter ) This is like a flat tray that provides a gentle continuous heat that goes under the fermenter. Immersion HeaterThis drops into the container, through the bung and can be thermostatically controlled to maintain the exact temperature. Similar to a fish tank heater. All these can be added to our starter coffret packages. See our film showing the types of heating equipment available for your fermentation.
It is important to clean
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