Oneida Nation Homelands (November 27, 2017) – In time for all the holiday celebrations, the Oneida Nation announced today, Monday, November 27 will mark the grand opening for Tin Woodman’s Flask, a new expansive 17,000 square foot wine and spirits superstore in Chittenango. Tin Woodman’s Flask is one of the largest liquor stores in Upstate New York, featuring more than 100,000 bottles of wine and spirits.  The new store is conveniently located in the Emerald City Plaza (formerly Chittenango Plaza), between Top’s and Yellow Brick Road Casino.

“We are excited to be announcing another grand opening and celebrating yet another step in the economic growth of our region,” said Oneida Nation Representative and Nation Enterprises CEO Ray Halbritter. “We are confident that Tin Woodman’s Flask will be a welcomed addition to our region and we are very proud to further our investment in Chittenango with the opening of this store.”

The new store will offer “Custom Order Service,” which allows guests an easy and convenient way to order any wine or spirit that may not be featured in the store, plus a five percent discount. As a way to introduce guests to new wines, spirits, craft cocktails and more, Tin Woodman’s Flask will host tasting events every Friday and Saturday in December.  Opening weekend tasting events include:

  • Friday, December 1
    • 4pm to 7pm: 19 Crimes, Kahlua and Jackson Family
  • Saturday, December 2
    • 1pm – 4pm: Line 39 Wines, Maker’s Mark and Thousand Island Winery
    • 4pm to 7pm: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Catskill Distilling and Beringer Main & Vine

The store created 20 new high-quality permanent jobs for Central New York residents, including several managerial positions such as General Manager and Assistant General Manager. Full and part-time opportunities are still available. The construction of Tin Woodman’s Flask also created numerous local trade jobs by working with regional vendors.

The grand opening of Tin Woodman’s Flask is perfectly timed for the holiday season. Whether shopping for a hostess gift, wine for a holiday dinner, a specialty cocktail or a bottle of champagne for New Year’s Eve, guests will enjoy everyday low prices, 15 percent off cases of wine, including mix and match cases, and TS Rewards Members will enjoy additional savings.  Guests can even sign up for a TS Rewards card while visiting Tin Woodman’s Flask.

Central New York’s newest liquor store will also feature interactive kiosks to educate guests about types and brands of wines and offer recommendations based on their personal preferences.

Tin Woodman’s Flask will be open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit