Here in Kentucky, like when I lived in Georgia, we can buy Trader Joe’s adult beverages in the stores, things like wine and beer. Unlike Georgia, we have to go through a different door to get them, and then back out to leave, then into the regular Trader Joe’s door, but at least we can still buy our wine and beer. Some odd Kentucky law I guess!
Here in Kentucky, also unlike Georgia, we can do something even better…we can buy liquor in our local Trader Joes. Yes, you heard me right, we can buy booze at TJ’s.
Not only does my Trader’s sell the main line brands of vodka, whiskey, gin, etc., but they also sell their own Trader Joe’s brand too! Like most things with the TJ branding, so far from what I have tried, it is great!
Trader Joes Kentucky Bourbon
Over the holidays I was able to pick up a bottle of Trader Joe’s Kentucky Bourbon. I am really glad that I bought it when I did, because since that time my local store has been out, and various managers there are telling me I won’t see it again till late this month at the earliest. Supply and demand I guess.
If you are looking for a very smooth, full bodied bourbon this is it. It actually reminds me of two of my favorites Makers Mark and Woodford Reserve, its that good! Yet, at a price point being well below what you can buy those two name brands for. Actually its priced pretty close to some of the prices that some of the, as my cousin would say, rot gut brands sell for.
With all the cold weather we have had, this is a nice treat to enjoy after a long day trudging through the snow and ice!
Have you tried this bourbon yet? Does your store sell bourbon or is it a wine and beer store only? Have you tried any of the other specialty liquors that Trader Joe’s is now selling? What’s your favorite?