The highly anticipated High Cotton Wine and Spirits Warehouse has opened its doors to the public. With a floor space just shy of 5,000 square feet, High Cotton is not only the largest liquor store in Oxford but one of the largest in North Mississippi.
Owners Aaron Herrington and Erik Richardson are longtime Oxford natives and support the liquor stores that are in Oxford, but their dream for High Cotton is different than anything here.
“My goal when creating High Cotton has been to build selection,” Herrington said. “I want to offer the most diverse selection in Oxford and offer it at a price that encourages people to try new things.”
Herrington understands that this goal will not happen overnight. High Cotton has opened with a wide variety of items and will continue to stock new items on the shelves until the dream of the store is reached, and customers can find any wine or liquor they are looking for in one place.
“We won’t have every item we want or you’re looking for in the store right away,” Herrington said. “Our selection is already large and it will continue to grow. And if there is something you can get in Mississippi, and we don’t have it yet, we’ll get it for you.”
Store manager Adam Havard is also excited about this new venture. He shares in the dream of creating a store where selection, variety, and price are the best available in the area.
“We’re taking what has been done and making it even better,” Havard said. “We want to offer Oxford something it doesn’t already have.”
High Cotton is located in the shopping center on Jackson Ave., next to the new Rebel Rags entrance. The store officially opened its doors two weeks ago, and the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Amy Goodin is a writer for HottyToddy.com. She can be reached at argoodin12