Costco carries its own Kirkland signature bourbon. A cursory googling on the godmachine revealed no reviews or tasting notes. Is it any good? Well according to Costco's monthly magazine one Joe Butera from Newark, Delaware reports:
I read ["Costco introduces Kirkland Signature Bourbon", April 2011]. However, being a self-professed bourbon connoisseur, I was skeptical. I purchased a bottle and to my surprise was impressed by the quality and drinkability of the Kirkland bourbon.
Just to make sure I hadn't lost my taste buds, I invited two other bourbon drinkers over for a blind taste test. In all we tasted seven different bourbons, which included several premium, name brand, small batch bourbons; all three of us chose the Kirkland brand as the winner.
This bottle of Kirkland brand bourbon now occupies a space on the top shelf of my home bar.
So there you have it. Still no flavor profile. Is is a wheated bourbon, or does the mashbill favor rye? Or maybe a mostly barley backing. Old Grand Dad has a strong rye presence in the mash, which gives its famous bite. Other bourbons are sweeter with a wheat back. Still with this glowing endorsement from Costco's own publication how could I miss? So I just might bite the bullet and give Costco a swig. If so stay tuned for a review, including flavor profile. And if you, dear reader, pick up a bottle please let me know what you thought of the taste.