Jim’s Cork & Bottle was first started by Jim Rafferty in 1964. It is a Family Business through and through. Mr. Rafferty purchased this liquor store in the 1960s after his career was going to relocate him. His family loved Mt. Carmel and said No, we want to stay here. That is when the Liquor Store on 9th Street went up for sale and all the stars aligned for the Rafferty Family.
Jim and his wife, Diane, ran this family business for several years. After Jim’s passing, Diane took over as the owner, but most of you know her as “Peaches”. Her son, Mike, started helping her at the store and eventually was the Manager. When her retirement time was nearing the business was passed down to Mike.
Mike Rafferty is still the owner and operated to this current day. His son, Chris is also involved and will be next in line to keep the Family Owned and Operated Business going right her in Mt. Carmel, IL.
Jim’s Cork & Bottle has a full-service selection of liquor, beer, wine, mixers, spirts, IL Lottery, and Gaming Machines.
207 W 9th Street
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863