Cultural Update and PSA

Posted by: JW of Minnesota

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Time once again for an Anti-Strib public service announcement. Tradionally, COSTCO has been well known for producing high quality own-brand products. For example, they have released a Scotch manufactured by Macallen and a vodka by Grey Goose. One would be lead to believe other beverage ventures are of the same caliber.

The local COSTCO prominently displayed, near the entrance, an entire pallet of COSTCO branded bourbon. From the label and bottle, it appeared to be a re-bottle of Knob Creek. To the unsuspecting person of Irish descent, it was also labeled "Premium" and "Small Batch".  Here's where our PSA comes into use for the reader: please avoid this product. It's not Knob Creek, or even anything close. It's not premium, and I hope it's small batch, as then quantity will be limited. 

better review below:

http://beerandwhiskeybros.com/2011/03/29/costco-making-bourbon-well-sort-of/

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Barthélemy Barbancourt
Mint Julip?
written by Barthélemy Barbancourt , April 20, 2011

Is it so bad that simple sugar and mint still won't kill the bad?

I guess you can keep it for cooking. Bourbon BBQ sauce maybe.



JW of Minnesota
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written by JW of Minnesota , April 20, 2011

It's okay with Ginger ale. You could remove the Kirkland label and serve it to bloggers as they waddle around your house in their sweatpants at the next bash.



Woody
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written by Woody , April 20, 2011

How much did you pay for this swill?


JW of Minnesota
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written by JW of Minnesota , April 20, 2011

$19.99. Only 7 bucks less than Knob. Lesson has been learned.




Woody
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written by Woody , April 20, 2011

Ouch, Could have bought a nice bottle of Makers Mark for that!


Sequel
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written by Sequel , April 21, 2011

Macallen in a Kirkland bottle?
Is it really?
Or does it just look like it?

Cause there is no greater crime against all things drunk than bad scotch.
I learned this from a guy named Kermit.



JW of Minnesota
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written by JW of Minnesota , April 21, 2011

Yes, I read it on a forum on the interwebs, so it has to be true, right?






Jonny Texas
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written by Jonny Texas , April 21, 2011

Ugh, never did like the stuff. Had a friend buy me some super expensive stuff in a casino once. Tasted like cheap whiskey that was filtered through an old sock full of dirt. Gimmie some Green Hornet!


Nobody
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written by Nobody , April 21, 2011

JT; I think everybody has a HS/College-puke party booze that they hate. Mine happens to be Scotch, I'd rather drink iodine withe a gasoline mixer. My Kid loves the "Old Dead Glenwhatever" single malts. NOT FOR ME. A little Knob or Makers on the rocks...ahhh.


Jonny Texas
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written by Jonny Texas , April 21, 2011

The older I get the less adventurous I get when it comes to booze. When I was a young GI if it could hold a flame I would drink it. Now I am just a pain in the ass. 7&7, Tanqueray&7 (only if it's mixed right dammit), or a beer. Otherwise get me a Diet Coke.


Jay Duggan
"Here's your sign. " Bill Engvall
written by Jay Duggan , April 22, 2011

You buy store brand whiskey and expect good taste? I have some piss in a bottle to sell you, and I swear it taste just like Cuervo Gold, trust me. From Bell Boy to Kirkland, things are not looking up.


JW of Minnesota
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written by JW of Minnesota , April 23, 2011

Jay- yes. Costco's Kirkland brand is generally above other retailer's own brand items. Further research indicates it's likely Beam that bottles for Kirkland.

Had that tidbit been known, I would have avoided it. Again, best reserved for Bart to serve at blog parties to unknowing hairy fat guys wearing stained sweatpants.




Nobody
JW
written by Nobody , April 23, 2011

Beam isn't my first choice, but it's not bad with a mixer. The more top shelf stuff is best with a little ice.



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