Angel’s Share Offers Huge Brown Liquor and Wine Selection

Angel’s Share co-owners Puneet Sabharwal and Shankar Puthran are proud of their extensive liquor and wine selection. Photo by Alexander M. Padro, Courtesy Shaw Main Streets.

With nearly 800 types of whiskey in store, Angel’s Share is sure to satisfy your wine and liquor needs in Shaw. Co-owners Puneet Sabharwal and Shankar Puthran bought Angel’s Share in June 2022 and have quickly become a key part of Shaw’s vibrant community. 

Sabharwal has been in the restaurant business for over 22 years and has opened Subway and Qdoba franchises in the area. In this new venture, Sabharwal and Puthran are excited to learn new things and share their expertise with customers on a more personal level. 

“I’m really passionate about food, hospitality and customer service, and I enjoy my drinks, so this was a perfect combination,” Sabharwal said. 

Sabharwal was initially hesitant to take over the five-year-old Angel’s Share from the founders because it was vastly different from his previous restaurant franchises. But he has been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from the community. 

“When people walk into the store, they say, ‘Wow, this store is huge, it’s beautiful, you guys carry everything,’” Sabharwal remarked. “It’s a great response. They just welcomed us with open arms.” 

The community is the cornerstone of their business, and Sabharwal enjoys meeting neighborhood residents when they come in to look around and to tastings on Friday and Saturday evenings. “We want people to come in and hang out,” Sabharwal explained. “It’s a neighborhood store, it’s really safe, there is beautiful lighting, it’s got a nice mural outside and people love it. It’s a landmark.”

Angel’s Share is known for offering the best selection in the area, as well as great customer service. The shop also carries products that are local to DC including Green Hat Gin, Borough Bourbon, District Made Rye, Cask & Cane Rum, Civic Vodka, Rodham Rye, Madam by Republic Restoratives and beers from DC Brau Brewing, Atlas Brew Works and Capital City Brewing. 

Angel’s Share is open Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight. For more information, visit Orders can also be placed on Instacart for delivery. 

Sarah Payne is a general assignment reporter for Capital Community News. She can be reached at