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Old 03-31-2019, 12:12 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's their nationwide policy based on a few states' liquor laws. I believe you can grab your liquor and checkout but you cannot buy anything else without a membership. You may also go to service desk before shopping.

I was just wondering since Costco is essentially a private club, t I thought some state may have rules about liquor sales in private clubs. I don't usually go to Costco so I'm not sure if they even sell liquor in NC, I know Trader Joe's has some liquor they're not allowed to sell in NC.


Less expensive vodka wise I've been happy with the Polish Luksusowa.
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Old 03-31-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I was just wondering since Costco is essentially a private club, t I thought some state may have rules about liquor sales in private clubs. I don't usually go to Costco so I'm not sure if they even sell liquor in NC, I know Trader Joe's has some liquor they're not allowed to sell in NC.


Less expensive vodka wise I've been happy with the Polish Luksusowa.
I'm sorry I can't answer that. Maybe try the website for the Costco store closest to you.
I understand NC has some antiquated liquor laws, but they probably sell beer and wine, and possibly liquor.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:24 PM
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I'm sorry I can't answer that. Maybe try the website for the Costco store closest to you.
I understand NC has some antiquated liquor laws, but they probably sell beer and wine, and possibly liquor.


Yeah, even though we have a very nice local ABC store I'm not fond of the lack of competition. I happen to like Armagnac and the last time I checked they listed none in their catalog. And even if I wanted something not normally stocked but listed in their catalog I'd have to order a case and pay up front. I'm sure they sell beer and wine, just about avery grocery also sells both, unlike some states where a liquor license can be priced like a precious metal from what I've been told a beer/wine permit here is quite inexpensive.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Sobieski is a good cheap vodka, as mentioned.

Another good one is Vanjak, it's made locally here near Denver (in Golden I think), and has become my go-to cheap vodka. Dangerously smooth, nothing harsh whatsoever. Because nothing says Colorado like vodka

For a little more (about $20) Reyka is excellent.
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Old 04-25-2019, 03:44 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure it's their nationwide policy based on a few states' liquor laws. I believe you can grab your liquor and checkout but you cannot buy anything else without a membership. You may also go to service desk before shopping.
That's interesting. I've explicitly seen people turned down (shopping on a loved one's card) from buying liquor at Costco because they weren't the cardholder/member.
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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That's interesting. I've explicitly seen people turned down (shopping on a loved one's card) from buying liquor at Costco because they weren't the cardholder/member.
Using someone else's card is not how it's done. As you can explicitly attest to.
http://www.businessinsider.com/shop-...bership-2018-3
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Luksusowa

Polish potato vodka at a very reasonable price.
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:04 PM
 
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How inexpensive do you want to go?


I've seen the plastic gallon jugs of store brand stuff for extraordinarily low prices. If you're just going to use it in mixed drinks one brand of grain alcohol diluted with water is exactly the same as the next.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Maine
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news but almost all vodka in the US is sourced from a few mega distillerys like ADM(Archer Daniel Midland) including Tito's.
Tito's quickly runs it through a pot still and bottle it then say it's from Texas. The pot still does nothing.
The Chuck Cowdery Blog: The Truth About Tito's and All Vodka

Sadly alot of small batch whiskey and bourbon is also sourced this way.
We have been lied to for years.
There is a great YouTube video that talks about this.
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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How inexpensive do you want to go?


I've seen the plastic gallon jugs of store brand stuff for extraordinarily low prices. If you're just going to use it in mixed drinks one brand of grain alcohol diluted with water is exactly the same as the next.
False. The main difference would be the hangover. The more times it is distilled, the less chance of a hangover. Of course, if you are only going to have one or two, no big deal. If you are drinking straight, it would make a difference as well.
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