It’s the 80th anniversary of Twin Liquors, so all 80 locations are giving us a boozy treat: the return of the dollar sale, when prices of wine and spirits drop to “rock bottom.”
The sale sadly does not extend to beer — which is generally pretty cheap anyway — but it’s a good deal if you’ve been eyeing a rare whiskey that wasn’t previously agreeable with your booze budget. During the sale, which starts today and lasts through Saturday, Twin Liquors brings the prices of all wine and liquor in bottles 750 ml or larger to wholesale cost and adds a buck.
So dream big when you stop into your neighborhood store. The dollar sale won’t affect more affordable items as much as it will the more luxury products, the expensive wines and older aged spirits that we merely sigh wistfully at when we’re browsing the shelves for bottles to supply our weekend fun.
And while you’re there, don’t forget to marvel at the fact that Twin Liquors is an 80-year-old company, founded in Austin in 1937, shortly after the repeal of Prohibition.
“The Jabour family ventured into the liquor industry with ‘Jabour’s Package Store,’ which contained a liquor store, a drug store and a soda fountain that were all under the same roof,” according to Twin Liquors. “During this era, operating a liquor store along with a soda fountain and a drugstore was the trend. Competition was fierce after Prohibition, and there were approximately 26 liquor stores within a two-mile area. The Jabour family worked hard and, by the mid-1940s, had expanded the business to three liquor stores and a tavern that only sold beer.”
And now, the home-grown franchise has expanded across Central Texas, venturing north to Waco, south to San Antonio and east to parts of Houston and College Station.
For more information, visit twinliquors.com.