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maycurl Aug 2, 2013 11:49 AM

Do either Costco or Sam's club sell very good bourbon at great prices?

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    TombstoneShadow Oct 8, 2013 11:55 AM

    Good brands of bourbon can be found at almost all large-stock liquor stores. Just because it's a "discount" store, don't assume you can't find good whiskey (or beer or anything else) there.

    Now, does that mean they will have an impressive line of numerous great bourbons... no... but at least a few good and drinkable, definitely. Like a poster recently said, he picked up Bulleit for $19. That's a decent bourbon

    Also not talking about any "costco brand" bourbon, I wouldn't know a thing about that.

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      FILSJOY Oct 7, 2013 08:54 PM

      When I was a young Naval Officer back in the 60ies, I used to love George Dickel Then they stopped making it. It came back in 2003. Now in our local Costco, they are selling GD #8 for only $19.95.

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        hawkeyeui93 Oct 7, 2013 09:31 PM

        "Water's for Washin', Dickel's for Drinkin' "

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        ncyankee101 Aug 5, 2013 02:30 AM

        I got a great price on 1.75 ltr of George Dickel No 12 at Sam's in SC for $32.

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          hawkeyeui93 Aug 5, 2013 05:08 AM

          Wish my Sam's sold Dickel No. 12 ... Great bargain!

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          tzurriz Aug 4, 2013 05:28 AM

          I really like Costco's bourbon. I am not a high-end drinker though. :) Much more "middle of the road".

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            hawkeyeui93 Aug 4, 2013 05:26 AM

            I sense your question is about pricing. What I understand is that in most states, you do not have to buy a membership to buy alcohol at either club [which is true in Iowa], so I would go check it out for yourself. I find at my local Sam's Club, you can get a liter sized bottle for what a 750ml cost at a liquor store/grocery store. Sam's sells a lot of 1.75 liter bottles, especially in the lower end. Selection is somewhat limited in my Sam's Club in Ames, IA (and it is a smaller store). Costco in West Des Moines, IA has a slightly better selection and I have found that you can save 20-30 percent over the retail prices at a liquor store/grocery store. The difference is that although not predictable, one can go into a Costco and find something almost 40 percent off when the store has made a volume buy. I always go through the liquor and wine at Costco every time I get a chance. My last decent purchase that answers your specific alcohol question is that Costco made a volume Bulleit Bourbon (sp?) purchase last year and it was $19 a fifth. Pretty decent in a liquor control state like Iowa.

            1. davis_sq_pro Aug 2, 2013 11:53 AM

              Good? Yes. Very good? No.

              In my opinion the Costco stuff is quite decent and priced right. ($20 for a liter.) It's basically Knob Creek, bottled at a higher proof but with less time in the barrel. If you like Beam products you'll enjoy it.

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