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Cyclone Liquors

A staple in the beer, wine and spirits game since 1988, not much has changed about Cyclone Liquors.  We value quality over quantity and love to share our knowledge and expertise with our customers.  We boast over 1000 different beers, 1200 spirits and one of the largest selections of wine with almost 2500 options to choose from.  If there is something you are looking for, we would be glad to aid you in finding it whether we have it on our shelf or not.

 

The Cellar

At Cyclone Liquors, we count ourselves among collector enthusiasts. We take Cellar collections seriously! We know that creating the perfect spirit cellar requires collecting those special products that will withstand the test of time. 

We’ll get you started with vintage ports, Italian super Tuscans, the finest of Bordeaux as well as Napa’s big boys. But wine is just the beginning. We also have the finest beers, single malt scotches, Kentucky bourbons and everything else the perfect collection should hold. 

 

Barrel Picks

Cyclone is constantly searching for new and different products for our many collectors.  For this reason we will often invest money into entire barrel allotments of high-end product specifically for our store.  It is not unusual for us to have almost one a month.  Many of these products revolve around the popularity and scarcity of bourbon.  Some of our recent barrels have included; Weller, Makers Mark, Jack Daniels, Eagle Rare, Elijah Craig, Buffalo Trace, Knob Creek, Woodford Reserve and many others.  Check often to see what unique opportunity awaits you at Cyclone Liquors!

 

Social Media

You will find Cyclone Liquors and Cellar 626 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  We invite you to follow our version of what we find funny, sometimes serious and various announcements about our events.  Our goal is to have fun and enjoy our shared love with those likeminded individuals we call customers. 




Who We Are

Brian Chittenden

Brian Chittenden
Owner

A Des Moines area businessman, Brian and his partners purchased Cyclone in 2009 from Denny Gano and have been expanding the business ever since.  Brian was a collector of fine wines and spirits before his involvement and had a long relationship with Roger and the store.  His goal has always been to have the finest of selections and products from all over the world to create a unique experiences for customers.

Karlton Kleis

Karlton Kleis
Owner

A Des Moines area businessman. Karlton was one of the first investors to partner with Brian in protecting the Cyclone Liquors brand in 2009.  He has had an interest in this area for some time and enjoys sourcing various products from his trips around the world.  His goal of being unique and unlike anyone else in this market space has helped Cyclone stay on top of various trends.

Roger Esser

Roger Esser
Manager

An Iowa State alum, Roger Esser has been with Cyclone Liquors since 1991, and is currently the Managing Director.  Central Iowans, industry experts and producers have come to appreciate the passion and level of expertise Roger brings to our store. Always happy to share his experience, Roger hosts over 40 tasting classes a year at Cyclone Liquors––and he will enjoy helping you find that perfect wine or spirit for your next special event. Stop in and meet Roger. He’ll help find the perfect product for you.

Cale Bultman

Cale Bultman
Manager

An Iowa State Alum, Cale Bultman has been with Cyclone Liquors since 2008.  He is currently one of the store directors.  Cale has developed a reputation of expertise in several areas and will gladly talk shop on any topic.  He is especially proficient in the beer and spirits departments.  He often will teach tasting classes in beer, spirits or craft cocktails.  Cale is a great source to help pick products or steer you towards products that you may be interested in.

Cliff Wheeler

Cliff Wheeler
Manager

A native of California, this west coast transplant is an aficionado of spirits and beers––and just might know what you want before you do!  Cliff is currently a store director and member of the Cyclone Liquors team since 1995. Cliff’s unique knowledge of beers and specialty brews is unparalleled. He specializes in matching products to your taste. Talk with Cliff before your next purchase and we’re sure you’ll be impressed with his knowledge and guidance.

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