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Cyclone Liquors and Cellar 626 Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Commitment to Our Customers:

We realize there is a lot of concern right now about the Coronavirus, and you may have questions about Cyclones efforts. Please be assured the safety of our customers and staff is always our top priority.
We are currently monitoring the Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and updates on the status of Coronavirus.

As always, we are committed to our customers and your patronage. The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority. In these extraordinary times, we are making some changes to continue to provide service as we can.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and business.


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

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

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

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.

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