You could search this free Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau database to find out which importer/producer the booze is sourced from, but it’s complicated, just like that Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin movie. Panelists noted that when compared visually, the two side-by-side look "exactly the same" as far as color and clarity go. He says this is an ideal spirit for any citrusy cocktail like a Tom Collins or a Bees Knees or a classic gin and tonic. 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. It all goes back to the NOM. Fill a tall glass (or, preferably, a copper mug) with ice and top with 2 ounces of vodka, 4 ounces of ginger beer, and a squeeze of lime juice. To learn more about responsible consumption, please visit, Sign up for the Distiller Newsletter for new bottle & feature updates. While Costco can provide an cost-friendly option and there will certainly be people out there willing to buy it, in all honesty there are better bourbons out there that are maybe a buck or two more if they cost more, at all!
After all, depending on where you buy it, you can get the same amount of New Amsterdam for a pretty similar price. However, like most cheaper vodkas, this is likely not the best choice if you're wanting to take shots all Russian banya style. Well, as it turns out it means "extra old," which kind of makes sense considering that Kirkland Signature XO Cognac is one of the pricier Costco liquors to make it to the list at a healthy average price of $50 for 750 mL, though that price may vary by location. “It’s not terrible, but it’s a little hot and thin for an añejo,” he says. ", Drinking Kirkland Signature French Vodka "feels like I should be on a rooftop veranda.
Its flavor is clean and bright with a subtle sweetness that makes it a great vodka for drinking straight or on the rocks.
Having a great price isn't the only thing that makes Kirkland's American Vodka a good choice. And people who know scotch are typically okay with paying in the triple-digits for what they drink, anyways. Shoutout to Mr. Flynn.
Flavor-wise, you can expect that harsh burn at the front followed by the sweet, smokey, and (duh) maple-y finishing notes that people enjoy from their Canadian whiskies. The internet’s opinion: It doesn’t take much sleuthing to figure out which distillery is behind a booze when all you have to do is look at the label! Read this handy guide on who makes seven of these best-selling spirits for Costco, and if they’re worth your hard-earned money.
It’s a way of speeding up the process of making tequila, and you end up with a product that’s thin and tastes more along the lines of an ‘agave vodka’ than a tequila. There are even some whispers on the internet that the two are made by the same distillery. The internet’s opinion: Goldfarb notes that “it’s believed that Kirkland’s Canadian whisky comes from Crown Royal.” We might never be able to confirm who manufactures the booze for sure, but the purple label sure makes it seem like Costco is inviting comparisons to the popular Canadian whiskey.
Take your spirits journey to the next level when you All of that and it's only going to cost you around $25 for the 1.75 L bottle– no wonder it has so much buzz! What helps the Kirkland Signature Irish Cream Liqueur stand out from the pack is not only for its wallet-friendliness (it should only set you back around $15 for 1.75 L), but experts also find that flavor-wise it is better than the name-brand counterpart as it is "smoother, less harsh, and more balanced.". ", Compared to Grey Goose, it tastes "fancier. The best and worst Kirkland liquors to buy at Costco, It's like "drinking Alex Mack if Alex Mack was a liquid. While we can't definitively say what the answers are, we wanted to give you two of a couple of educated opinions: the general internet consensus and the thoughts of Stuart Jensen opinion -- he’s a longtime bartender extraordinaire and co-owner of Denver’s Curio Bar. The internet’s opinion: The whiskey writer Aaron Goldfarb wrote an informative study of Costco booze for Punch about how Costco is able to sell whiskies so damn cheap, and it’s worth a read!
According to A Bar Above, Kirkland Signature Small Batch Bourbon is similar in price to brands like Maker's Mark and Bulleit Rye — and those options taste better. Other bourbons that combine quality with affordability include bartender-suggested Old Grand-Dad, Old Forester, Buffalo Trace, and Eagle Rare.
If you want to make simple cocktails with your tequila, go with the Reposado. Also, the price has gone up to around $30.
It was Kentucky bourbon before, now it's Tennessee (!)
The amateur taste-testers were split 50/50 when deciding which whisky was the real-deal and which was the Costco version, which is a pretty good indicator that when it comes to choosing between the two, you have an either/or situation on hand.
A great way to use this American vodka is in a Moscow Mule which, despite its name, is a classic American cocktail that debuted in the 20th century. Other tequila sourced from that distillery includes KAH (the skull tequila! 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. Of course, one panelist said it best with, "being an elitist about alcohol is stupid. And while panelists commented that the Costco version is darker, sweeter, and tastes "like a drunk gingerbread man," they generally preferred The Captain which they claim tastes like "honey" and "eggnog without the egg." 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. Probably not. Kirkland's Canadian Whisky costs less than $20 for the 1.75 L bottle; compare that to the $40-$45 you'll spend for the same amount of the name-brand stuff! Bourbon Kirkland // Kentucky, USA Details. The third type of booze included in Buzzfeed's blind taste test was the Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum versus Captain Morgan Spiced Rum. The Kirkland scotch was sold out, but I came home with the Kirkland bourbon as a consolation prize. Everybody's trying to get to the same finish line. It's best served with something in it, be it ice, a mixer, or even a splash of juice. And maybe buy another añejo bottle. When it comes to liquor, the older the better... right? Lady tequila can be a harsh mistress. 3 out of 5 stars ( 110 ) Kirkland Bourbon, released by Costco and produced at Jim Beam American Stillhouse, is named after the town of Kirkland, Washington. It's not overly-complicated; rather, it's a very basic scotch distinguished by its clean drinkability.