February 4, 2013—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Straight Whiskey. Priced Right.
When we decided it was time for Trader Joe's to have a Bourbon Whiskey with our name on it, we knew we had to go to Kentucky's best distillers to get it done right. And so, after tasting a number of different submissions, we fell in love with what would become Trader Joe's Kentucky Bourbon Straight Whiskey.
Produced for us in Bardstown, Kentucky (in Nelson County), our Bourbon is sweet, fruity and spicy with hints of brown sugar and oak—it is aged for a minimum of two years in new (charred) white oak barrels. Its finish is long, appreciably spicy and dry, with accents of vanilla that linger on your tongue. We think Trader Joe’s Kentucky Bourbon Straight Whiskey stands up well next to some very high end Bourbons, and we're proud of our price of $14.99* for each 750ml bottle, significantly less than you'll pay for "big name" Bourbons of this quality.
*Trader Joe’s Kentucky Bourbon is currently ONLY available in CA, NV, NM, KY, MA & NJ. It is $14.99 unless otherwise noted here: NV, MA, NJ: $15.99. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff. (If we could, we would.)