Liquor laws across America are a patchwork quilt.  This is how federalism works.  In some states, beer can’t be sold in grocery stores.  In some states beer and wine can’t be sold by groceries or just the beer.  In many states, the government has a monopoly on alcohol sales.  There are still some states where counties and towns can make their own decisions and many remain “dry”. 

Something called Drake’s Spiced Rum now has a contract to sell the beverage at Costco, although.  This is dependent on state and local regulations.

I received a news release in my company email.  Something called Drake’s Spiced Rum now has a contract to sell the beverage at Costco, although.  This is dependent on state and local regulations.  It’s not going to happen at any Costco in Idaho.  Costco does sell some wines and some beers.  There is even a Kirkland brand of beer (it’s the Costco label).

I was looking at the news release and realized I’ve got no idea what a glass of rum would taste like.  It’s possible in college someone gave me a sip.  I can’t recall.   I think the handful of times I tried any whiskey like drinks I felt a burning sensation going down the middle of my chest.  I don’t know about you, but I find fire warming when it’s in a stove burning across a room.  On my skin or inside my skin, it’s painful.

I guess it’s also the reason people opt for mixed drinks.  Ginger ale or Coke or juice probably reduce the burn.

What I’m saying is, a lack of rum at Costco in Twin Falls doesn’t break my heart.  It’s still a great place for pizza, cheese, coffee, muffins, strawberries, razors, batteries, raisins, toilet paper, tires…

On a positive note, proceeds from the Drake's Spiced Rum benefit an animal rescue.