a subreddit for Scotch enthusiasts of all walks of life and of all levels of knowledge on anything Scotch Whisky related. I just tried the 20 year Kirkland Speyside scotch and I think it taste similar to Glenlivet. Best of all? But when she is good to you, she is really, really good. Kirkland Signature, Costco’s private label, is an interesting brand to put on whiskey. Flavor-wise, you'll notice hints of brown sugar, plums, orange, and malt. Touché. Wish I would have bought a couple more bottles when they had it... Big fan of the 18! ", The vodka is "so clean it's almost dangerous," therefore "buy with caution. Well, not when it comes to this particular list. Their in-store label Kirkland Signature has already been declared as the "best store brand there ever was" by Bon Appétit, but it's not just their organic produce and pantry staples that have people signing up for Costco memberships. Of course, not everything can be a winner — sometimes the store really misses the mark and it's better to just go with the name-brand. It's considerably darker FWIW. Bourbon is America's native spirit and is taken very, very seriously in certain circles. peter t says: April 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm . The Kirkland Signature line of Costco private-label liquors are generally held to be pretty decent buys for the price, although they have their hits and their misses. The flavor is also "oak-heavy (in an old, tired oak kind of way)," according to another reviewer, which a lot of people like! The internet’s opinion: You’ve probably never heard of Alexander Murray & Company, but according to Market Watch Magazine, as of 2016, Costco sells 100,000+ cases of its scotch per year. While Costco keeps their lips tight and shut when it comes to who exactly produces many of their liquors, the word on the street (and on the bottle) is that the manufacturer of this one is Alexander Murray & Co. What in the heckin' heck does the "XO" in XO cognac even stand for? Cask : Ex-Bourbon, finished 6 mo. 89 • Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 40% (Scotland) $38.99. It’s better than Johnnie Walker Blue by a long shot, and I think it’s comparable to some of the higher end Glenmorangie. Nose: Fruity and malty with dried figs, dates, and chocolate covered berries.Earthy sweet ginger, worn leather, and fresh toasted dark bread give. Other bourbons that combine quality with affordability include bartender-suggested Old Grand-Dad, Old Forester, Buffalo Trace, and Eagle Rare. Whisky : Kirkland Signature Speyside 20 Year. This weekend I noticed a new version of the 2013 classic: Kirkland (Costco’s brand) has a new version of its 20 year-old Speyside single-malt with a sherry cask finish (link to the last one I reviewed, in 2013, here). The ideal whisky to enjoy as a cocktail or on the rocks. At around $25 for 1.75 L, the price is right for Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin. Really? Country/Region : Scotland/Speyside ABV : 46% Cask : Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Oloroso Finish Nose : Fruity, malty, and surprisingly rich. Costco carries three store-brand tequilas: Añejo, Silver, and Reposado. Occasionally there is an odd a bit of bronzer or suntan lotion. This thread is archived. Palate: Medium to light body with a mild dryness. I like this better than the Kirkland 20 year version I reviewed recently but it’s not really resonating with me on the palate or finish. My wife stopped at a Costco store in Delaware, where they are able to sell liquor, on her way to a friends’ house. Kirkland 18 year old Sherry Cask Finished Speyside single malt scotch—90 points, $54 Lush, well-aged, and richly sherried with flavors of candied violet, nougat, ginger, and orange oil. 88 • Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $57.99. Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch Whisky Aged 27 Years. However having one note like that overpower the more subtle flavors isn't really indicative of the quality one expects from a $70 bottle of alcohol. in Oloroso Sherry. What makes Costco booze bargains even more fun is the fact that the internet abounds in rumors of which big-label bottles the Kirkland brands are supposedly exact dupes for. However, a decent martini needs the right gin... and this ain't it. Overall, the aroma lacks depth and complexity. Anyone who grew up near an H-E-B definitely understands. I bought 4 bottles here in San Diego before they sold out, for $80 can you suggest a 22yr. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin 44% (USA) $17.99. If it's anything like the rest of the Kirkland picks, it'll be well worth the price. Overall, Tastings ranks Kirkland Original as an "Exceptional" blended scotch whisky. Costco sells whisky under its private label, Kirkland Signature, which was introduced in 1992. Whisky : Kirkland Signature Speyside 23 Year (2020 Ed.) If you’re able please post notes on Costco’s Mortlach 22 year 1989. Just picked this up, having been blown away by their 18 and 20- which both land somewhere between my Glenmorangie Signet/Balvenie Portwood 21 and Glenfiddich 18 small batch reserve. ", Drinking Kirkland Signature French Vodka "feels like I should be on a rooftop veranda. And people who know scotch are typically okay with paying in the triple-digits for what they drink, anyways. Browse Costco's selection of Kirkland's Signature Spirits. Country/Region: Scotland/Speyside. If you want to make this bargain bottle feel fancier when you sip it, store it in a nice liquor decanter and no one will know the difference. I am not a scotch snob, but this is some very good scotch. They are NDS (no distillery statement) but at $45-50 quite the value. I'm guessing this might be a rebrand of the Glenrothes 22 that AM have done previously, at which point this is a good value. Everybody's trying to get to the same finish line. After all, depending on where you buy it, you can get the same amount of New Amsterdam for a pretty similar price. At first whiff of Kirkland's Irish Cream, you'll pick up aromas of cocoa, cream, and — of course — Irish whiskey. Anyone pick up the Costco 22 Year Old Speyside Single Malt ... Archived. Costco Shops is the world’s third largest retailer. Ah yes– the one that got the buzz over Costco liquors in the first place; this list wouldn't be complete without Kirkland Signature French Vodka. Correction: My wife found the 15 year, not the 18 year, and it was $49.99. Kirkland's French Vodka has a distinctive viscosity, "silky, with a medium-weight heft akin to white wine," according to Kitchn. 274. Not only are they a great price, but many of them also rival their name-brand counterparts as far as quality goes. While the Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch may be one of the best liquor buys at Costco, its 24-year-old cousin doesn't make the cut. share. I’m very tempted to grab a bottle of the 22. The Kirkland Signature Canadian Blended Whisky is considered a great dupe at a better price compared to the name-brand in the purple bag. Tried it with friends over the weekend and they all subsequently bought their own bottles. But that certainly doesn't mean that Kirkland Original Blended Scotch Whisky doesn't have its uses. Over the last few months, I’ve finished 7 bottles of it, and I keep going back for more. A lot of the "best" Costco liquors are considered so because they are indistinguishable from their name-brand counterparts (we're looking at you, Bailey's) while costing significantly less. As before, this is bottled by those big-box contact maestros, Alexander Murray & Co. from a mystery distillery in Speyside. Kirkland 20 year Speyside Single Malt Scotch: This is produced by Alexander Murray. 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