about us

40+ years


Thank you for supporting small business in The Flathead Valley!


This store is family-run and locally-owned business and has been for nearly 45 years. Since 1975, the Byrd family has been supplying locals and visitors to the area with a great selection of liquor and wine for their special celebrations and outdoor adventures.


Chris and Maureen Byrd owned and operated the small Hungry Horse liquor store and subsequently the Kalispell store on 3rd Avenue East. Remember the one that had a drive-thru window? That sure was a different time!


The east-side store was relocated to the current location on Highway 93 in 2006 which boasted a larger space, open aisles, and more natural light.  Along with the relocation, a change of ownership also occurred as the Byrds passed the torch to their youngest son, Brenden, and his wife, Megan, as the new owners of Montana Liquor & Wine. While Maureen still likes to stop and in and check on the store, Brenden runs the day-to-day operations in the same friendly manner his parents have done for 44 years. 

We sure appreciate your business and we hope you'll continue shopping with us! 


Our people are amazing. We hope you think so too. Let them know what your taste buds like for a new suggestion, or ask them where to find your old stand-by. We are here to help!



Growing up in the spirit industry I have a great appreciation and (always-expanding) fascination with the flavors available in the liquor world. I enjoy them all!  Imbibing with a a glass of whiskey, wine, or local microbrew is where it's at. When I'm not at work, I soak up the time with my wife, Megan, and our two wonderful daughters exploring Montana's countless natural treasures.

  • Drink of choice: Old Fashioned

  • Favorite Wine: Red Blends

  • When I’m sick:  PaPa’s Elixir  (if you want the recipe, you better stop in and ask) 

  • Brenden says: The best drink is always tastes better with good company.



Montana Liquor & Wine has been a second home for me for more than a decade. When I'm not working, I'm probably doing something silly with my husband and two boys. We enjoy splashing around the water in the summer and snow skiing in the winter. Traveling is one of my other favorite hobbies. 

  • Drink of choice: Paloma

  • Favorite Wine: Anything labeled white

  • When I'm sick:  Brandy and tea (maybe with a bit more brandy)

  • Heidi says: When things are getting serious, it's time to product test! 



More about Shanna coming soon...

  • Drink of choice: Wine, wine and wine

  • Favorite Wine: The liquid kind

  • When I’m sick:  You guessed it. Wine. 

  • Shanna says: Is there more wine? 



  • Drink of choice: Classic Margarita

  • Favorite Wine: Cote des Roses

  • When I’m sick: Straight Tequila

  • Katie says: Tequila may not be the answer, but its worth a shot!



Being the Bi-product of a military family we lived in a number of places.  Once my Dad was stationed in Montana, Ive never found a good enough reason to leave.  So I have spent the major portion of my life surrounded by The Beauty Of Montana!

hours: 10am - 7pm  (closed sunday)

(406) 752-3000  ·  2210 B Hwy 93 S, Kalispell, MT 59901