Don’t be embarrassed Chad; I only wish my mommy would buy me fine single malt scotch. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. I would say it tastes around 15 years old, to me. Some bright red fruits – currant – on top of a deep, nutty layer of well-rounded malt. Kirkland Speyside, aged 20 years and finished in sherry cask, 46%, $59.99 for 750 ml Of the six sets of spirits we tasted, this “wowed” us. Alexander Murray & Co Caol Ila 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Lacks complexity overall. Considering the aging process described, that means it’s almost certainly colored. Follow me on twitter @pongchmp to see all of my fine scotch updates. Reminds me of Macallan, but not the fine oak ones. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Not a fan of the finish. The bright, fresh red fruits pop, and the mature malt provides a nutty and not overly-sweet backdrop. Conclusion: This is a pretty solid whisky, overall. Also, man, I gotta catch up on my reviews. I had my first bottle and agree with the review. What other scotch would compare in taste that is available today? Me likely. Hi Peter! Bought a bottle without any hesitation. Was stocking up at Costco over the weekend and spotted yet another Kirkland brand Scotch. A tinge of charcoal and faint oak tannin – not quite bitter. Like a good scotch I will be back for more! If this thing had The Macallan name on it, it’d be at least $100. 750 ml. Great comments and a site Nathan. But this sherry-finished Kirkland expression from an undisclosed distillery is definitely a decent dram at a bargain-basement price. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Sam’s Club membership. We’ve been seeing a lot of this sort of thing recently from independent bottler Alexander Murray & Co., who also bottled the Trader Joe’s unlabelled Speyside 18 single malt. ( Log Out / Funny. That means it likely spent that time in ex-bourbon casks or possibly reconditioned (scraped and re-toasted) barrels. 80 proof. It might be more helpful to think of this as a 20 year-old ex-bourbon Speysider with a top-dressing of sherry finish, à la Glenmorangie’s Lasanta. Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T … Have you tried the 40yr old Speyside currently at Costco? I did not read all of the comments, so someone might have addressed this. The other bottles were more for mixing cocktails. Scotch Review #240 Whisky Network Review #292. Thanks Mr. Noob for this information. Had never seen it before. Kirkland Signature, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sherry Cask Finish, 20 YO, Alexander Murray & Co, 46% ABV, 750 ml, MSRP: $58 The color is a rich, dark amber. And then someone tells me that Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished – 20 year exists and I think they are nuts. and perhaps older sherry casks. Kirkland is the own branding of Costco, which is a chain gross market in the USA. Please allow me to clarify Doug's answer. Ends quickly as well. Kirkland 20 year old Sherry Cask Finished Speyside single malt scotch—92 points, $58 A classic sherry bomb, with milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cloves, almonds, and plenty of oak. Finish: Medium-short. Kirkland Signature Highland 18 year old Sherry Cask Finish, 40% Single Malt Scotch | $33 An 18 year old single malt for just $33 should set alarm bells ringing. One where alcohol has been accepted as a vice that should be done in a calm, respectful manner for adults who can make choices? The fruit here is dried, and somewhat dusty, and there are hints of tobacco, white pepper, and sappy oak. Kirkland Signature, Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Sherry Cask End, 20 YO, Alexander Murray & Co, 46% ABV, 750 ml, MSRP: $58 The colour is a wealthy, darkish amber. Or maybe it was just too simple and smooth. The Noob’s Top 10 Cocktails, The Balvenie (15 year) Single Barrel Cask #201, ScotchNoob Recommends: The Glencairn Glass, ScotchNoob Recommends: The World Atlas of Whisky, ScotchNoob Recommends: Whisky Advocate Magazine, Book Review: The World Atlas of Whisky by Dave Broom, Lagavulin (9 year) – Game of Thrones “House Lannister”, Boutique-y Whisky: Tomatin (11 year) Batch 4, Mortlach (15 year) – Game of Thrones “Six Kingdoms”. I mean, Costco has booze? Speyside Bottled 2018 Stated Age 20 years old Casktype Bourbon Barrels + Sherry Finish Strength 46.0 % Vol. And in Canada, the store brand reigns supreme. Similar Posts: Review: Kirkland Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 20 Years Old Sherry Cask Finish; Review: Kirkland Highland Single Malt 16 Years Old Bourbon Cask Matured Another thing about Glen Taite; unlike the Kirkland’s it actually mentions Macallan on the label. Size 750 ml Label 92 Proof Barcode 096619350308 Added … After putting off a purchase for several months and totally missing the bandwagon, I finally caved in to the siren song of old whisky for low price and invested in a bottle. I never bring it up). You do need a membership card to walk into the store at Costco. Does that one have an age statement? The first thing that struck me on the label is that it says the whisky was aged in “Oak casks for 20 years and then finished in sherry casks” for an undisclosed amount of time. No, and that’s probably due to the low Abv. A little bit too much. ( Log Out / Maybe something that sets off memories. Then grab another one after you’ve tasted it. ... Read More Girvan 47 year old 1965 (cask 9487) The Clan Denny. I have to tell you I was a bit skeptical as I had never bought a “generic” brand of scotch before. 89 • Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 40% (Scotland) $38.99. I have not. Tasting blind, it’s worth at least $60. must come through a distributor. By God, this smells like Macallan. And why is it odd? Review #25: Kirkland 20 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Finish (Bottled by Alexander Murray & Co.) Distillery: Unknown Bottler: Alexander Murray & Co Region: Speyside ABV: 46% Age: 20 Price: $57 Color: 1.4, Tawny Nose: Sweet and a little leathery. BTW, picked up a 1,75 of Kirkland 12 yr old blend at Costco this week. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finish – 20 year April 22, 2013 October 8, 2018 The Scotch Noob Reviews 35 Comments 26515 views We’ve been seeing a lot of this sort of thing recently from independent bottler Alexander Murray & Co., who also bottled the Trader Joe’s unlabelled Speyside … However, from the nose alone this seems like an excellent malt in its own right. As soon as I saw the Kirkland label, I walked away. I just tried this scotch in a blind taste test over the weekend and tasted a bourbon note immediately to find out it was sherry cask. The Kirkland scotch has a “Speyside” written on the label and although a lot of people initially thought it was the name of the actual distillery it has been produced in (as one really does exist), that is not the case-it refers to a region in Scotland that spreads on both sides of Spey river and is well known for the production of this traditional drink. Bottom-line: This is 20 year-old malt whisky with no major flaws for under $50. That’s unheard-of, especially in today’s overheated scotch market. Cheers! Now, is it “OMG 20 year” amazing? Whisky : Kirkland Signature Speyside 20 Year. This doesn’t linger like a GlenDronach or an OB Macallan, but it is straightforward, pleasant, and inoffensive. Kirkland Speyside Single Malt 18 is a drinkable and enjoyable, if not unspectacular, whiskey, very much like the Kirkland 25 Blended Scotch, although I prefer the 18 to the 25 year. Cask: Ex-Bourbon, 6 mo.+ Ex-Sherry Finish. The Whiskey Crusaders review the Kirkland Speyside 20 year single malt scotch sherry cask finish which comes in at 92 proof. Then, you are the 1 that they decide to put the label on. Still, for a 20 year old whisky, I was expecting… I don’t know, more? If this IS Macallan, then Alexander Murray & Co. did something very un-Macallan to it. There is a distinct lack of rancio, leather, or other telling characteristics of long-term sherry maturation, which is consistent with the idea that the malt was in ex-bourbon (or perhaps reconditioned refill sherry casks) for the lion’s share of its age. Looks like there’s a new kirkland 25 year old single malt aged in bourbon casks. Magnificent Bastard: Ron Liebman George T. Stagg 2013. Was in a Costco in Japan and saw this. I’ve never been so white than the last sentence. Bottled by Alexander Murray & Co. Aberdeen Scotland. Quick thank you out there to /u/Porkpants81 for the sweet Secret Santa Swap on this one. A classic sherry bomb, with milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cloves, almonds, and plenty of oak. Hi Ian, thanks for the comment! Note: The “Must Try” rating refers to my recommendation that you buy a bottle if you’re on the fence, since you’re not likely to find a way to taste it before buying. With Water: A few drops of water don’t seem to me to make much difference. That’s partially due to the ‘finish’ – 20 years in ex-bourbon (probably refill) – has less of an “aging” effect on the whisky as less-used oak does. Twitter. Cask: Ex-Bourbon, finished 6 mo. Country/Region : Scotland/Speyside. Nose: Raisin, orange juice, cloves, rum sauce, cinnamon, dark cherry. Heck, one of our store brands now has a PREMIUM line up. At any rate, it’s company policy that you can walk into any Costco and purchase liquor (Not sure if this applies to wine and beer too – would have to ask) without a card. If I had to guess, I’d say this was rum. If you associate old sherried malts with notes of leather, rancio, resin, and concentrated fruit reductions (like I do), you will be hard-pressed to reconcile the flavors here – excellent though they might be – with the phrases “sherry cask” and “aged 20 years” on the bottle. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finish – 20 year. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Scotch review #172, Speyside #50, Whisky Network review #225. Not sure about what you mean by that. This one doesn’t. Great review! Upload a picture Kirkland signature Costco labeled speyside single malt ... Ileach Cask Strength - 58% - 0.7l . This is a departure from Macallan’s Sherry Oak line (10, 12, 18, and 25 year-old official bottlings), which are aged exclusively in sherry, not just finished in it. Compares favorably (in my mind) to the Dewar’s 12 yr old for 2/3 of the price. Tried this scotch while it was still around, loved it. At $35 a bottle its well worth the value and was great with a cigar and a Friday evening drink. Have enjoyed the 20 yr old – but definitely inferior to the real 18 – which my Costco also carries for $10 cheaper than the “wholesale” house across the street. Not a McAllen 18 but quite good and certainly a bargain. I do know that the 18 is Macallan and is bottled by the same company. Costco sells 18-year-old Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finish ($33), and Trader Joe’s has jumped on the trend with the Highland Malt Bourbon Cask Finish ($18). No wonder they showed up with a 20 year old Speyside. That makes it pointless to compare to Macallan’s official bottling range, so drinkers of The Macallan 18 will be disappointed to find this isn’t “as good”. in Oloroso Sherry. No whisky or vodka. What crazy world is this? As I noted here (outdated): //scotchnoob.com/2010/12/05/good-deals-at-costco/ It is not necessary to have a membership to buy liquor at Costco (for the Costco stores that actually sell liquor that is – state-dependent). Just wondering if there is much of a difference between the 18 and 20 year olds. How much less than really good can this be? Very juicy. 92 • Kirkland Signature … Of course, you can’t buy anything else without a card, and you may have to explain this to the “bouncer” (if they check at all). Unfortunately, I’ve never seen the Mortlach at my local Costco. If you’re able please post notes on Costco’s Mortlach 22 year 1989. in Oloroso Sherry. But for under 50 bucks who can complain. Read More Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20. (750ml bottle) Costco, San Jose, CA, $45. Kirkland 20 year old Sherry Cask Finished Speyside single malt scotch —92 points, $58. I’ve made an experiment of walking into my Costco without showing my card. The Kirkland 18 Sherry cask smells like barley! Fruit jam up front, fading into walnut meats, fruitcake, and fig paste. It’s also Alexander Murray. I am a big scotch drinker and I have a favorite in The Macallan 12 and 18. Change ). Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20. It just doesn’t go anywhere. Nose : The dry floral spice of Potpourri with a bowl of apple sauce.There are more subtle notes of oak and leather in the background. I don’t generally buy bottles that are more than $100, and I don’t know of any way to sample Costco-exclusive whiskies. This is a solid, slightly sweet single malt. Cask : Ex-Bourbon, finished 6 mo. You also don’t need to be a member to pay for eye glasses and eye exams. Clarification on my mother bringing me the scotch ,I live in Nj she lives in Florida and the NJ,NY and CT costcos sold out in days. ($$$). I haven’t been asked to show it since I started the experiment a year ago. Not sure. Hi Tom, Cheers! Well, oddness is in the eye of the Beholder. Quick thanks to /u/EMoneySC2 for this odd dram. The alcohol distributors in Georgia have the state legislature in the back pocket. Quick thanks to /u/EMoneySC2 for this odd dram. The Macallan 12 is a better pick for everyday drinking, while the Kirkland 18 requires more careful consideration before it’s popped open. 750 ml. It’s solid, and for $45 USD, I’d probably have it on hand instead of most blends. Fuck off. To me it tasted more like Balvenie. Review #4: Kirkland 18 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Finish Distillery: Unknown Bottler: Alexander Murray & Co. ABV: 46% Age: 18 Price: $55 Color: 1.4 Tawny Nose (according to the wife): Biggest note in here is honey accompanied by traces of dried fruit/acetone along with fresh wood (she thought it was cedar). Finish: Earth, cinnamon, cranberries, licorice, oak, caramel, citrus. It looks like Macallan, smells like Macallan but does not taste like Macallan. It’s also possible that the Kirkland’s Speyside 25-year-old bottling is Mortlach, Longmorn or even Macallan, the latter of whom Kirkland has openly partnered with in the past. 88 • Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $57.99. Today we taste and review Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch and compare it to Macallan 12. Experimentation is also flourishing at the upper end of the market. And why is it odd? Kirkland Signature 25 Year Old Speyside Single Malt lives up to the Speyside tradition, having been aged in ex Bourbon casks for over 25 years. The main one that causes a anti-magic field, not the side ones that shoot rays that petrify you. And not Vietnam memories, as I’m not that old, but like good memories. Alexander Murray & Co. 16 Year Scotland Speyside Single Malt. You have to show up, and be selected from thousands of other whisky makers. Top 100 Spirits 2016. I wouldn’t pay $70 or more for it. ... I’d like to pair this with Thanksgiving this year. I’m not sure, however, if you can ring up liquor without actually showing your card. Great nose though. Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T-1796)—91 points, $30 750 ml. I haven’t tried the 18 – my Costco currently only has the 20. Anyway, from what I hear, this is pretty hard to do for a whisky company. I was just in Costco in Florida and noticed 3 Kirkland bottlings of liquor. It’s 19 years old and comparably priced to the Kirkland. Additionally, all the alcohol there was noticeably more expensive than the nearby Liquor warehouses. However, I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely grab another bottle the next time I am in. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin 44% (USA) $17.99. I have a bottle of it and it’s pretty good, especially for 33 bucks. Well, we do, but they aren’t that great. 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. One where alcohol has been accepted as a vice that should be done in a calm, respectful manner for adults who can make choices? Review: Kirkland Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 20 Years Old Sherry Cask Finish Christopher Null January 19, 2013 One of the questions I get asked the … Let’s see how it tastes. 20 Years Kirkland Signature . Palate: On the tame side. It should be clear, though, that this was not aged for 20 years in ex-sherry. I don’t like this style of marketing. So much, that even though we’re kings of the store brand, we don’t really have any store brand alcohol. Occasionally there is an odd a bit of bronzer or suntan lotion. On the nostril, there’s a pronounced sherry cask affect of candy dried fruits and almond, adopted by notes of cask wooden, some licorice and only a trace of salinity. The Kirkland 20 was a pretty standard sherried Highlander, so you’ll find similar whisky (in style, at least) in Macallan (expensive!) It’s earthy at the end. I’ve found that sometimes depending on the cask quality some older scotches may not benefit so much from extra aging. Anyway, the one thing we also have in this part of Canada are ridiculous alcohol laws. It is perfectly legal under the 2009 Scotch Whisky Regulations for any whisky distilled at Macallan to be called either a "Speyside" or "Highland" single malt whisky. ( Log Out / I think I can find a beer, but it’s nothing special. $90, https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/grocery-coupons/1531111. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. went back for more but all gone. Taste: Cherry, clove, sea salt, cola, wood, peach. //scotchnoob.com/2010/12/05/good-deals-at-costco/, Cocktails: Part One. Cheers! Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T-1796)—91 points, $30 Nose: Fruity and malty with dried figs, dates, and chocolate covered berries.Earthy sweet ginger, worn leather, and fresh toasted dark bread give. I still think it’s worth the price. Fuck off. Kirkland 22 year Speyside Sherry Cask Finish (rumored to be Glenrothes), minimum 6 month Oloroso cask finish, 46% ABV: Average. You do have to explain this to the greeter, but it’s company policy. -Nathan. Kirkland 20 Year Speyside Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish (2018) Proof: 92 Age: 20 years Cost: $50 (If I remember correctly) Color: Auburn Nose: Caramel, toffee, leather, almost like many leather-bound books Palate: Caramel again, plenty of cherry and fig, honey, and a hint of coffee and salt.Each taste is more pleasant than the last. I recently purchase a bottle of this and agree with you completely. I came across Trader Joe's Macduff 20-Year-Old Single Cask bottle when I was shopping for Christmas dinner and it was one of the last standing two bottles, which led me to buy one and review it. Cheers! It is not an “oh my word that is good” but a very good drinkable scotch for $45. Thanks for the compliment, Joel! Overall: My personal theory is that because this is a malt matured in non-sherry for 20 years and then finished in sherry, The Macallan did not want to tarnish their brand image by allowing Kirkland to name the distillery on the bottle and confuse drinkers accustomed to Macallan’s all-sherry, all-the-time house style. Honestly, after reviewing Kirkland 22 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky, I … I recently had my mother bring me three bottles of Kirkland 18yr Speyside from Kirkland and I was very impressed with the smoothness and finish. Well, now I know. ABV : 46%. See, I live in Canada (surprised, right? The Macallan’s own 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky sells for $1500. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20, Caol Ila 2004 Connoisseurs Choice – Wood Finished, Glenturret 30 1986 Cooper’s Cask / Glenturret Hydra II 7 Peated Port Pipe. What are they charging for it? I was even more surprised to find out it was a Kirkland label which lead me to your site. For something that’s had some time to age, I was surprised by the acetone/solvent like smell handing out in this one. Kirkland 22 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is an interesting one. If I see it for a reasonable price I’ll be sure to pick it up. Return to List. I didn’t want it to seem like I’m underage and my mommy bought me scotch. WhenI called the clerk on this, he said local law had recently changed. 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). Consider yourself bookmarked. I mean, Costco has booze? Tasting : Neat in a Glencairn @ Home. Update 5 years later: Another 20 year-old sherried Speysider, this time at 46% in 2018…. Nose: Unmistakable sherry. Palate: Medium to light body with a mild dryness. Since all whisky is aged in oak casks, the first statement isn’t very helpful. They release their own branding of olive oil, soap, chips and thousands of other products under the name of Kirkland and whisky is … We've discussed the Macallan made one, so anyone try this one? I’m guessing there’s some law about not requiring membership for selling booze? Yeah, Bacon marmalade and cherry salsa bitches, we be living the high life in Canada. My Costco doesn’t carry it, though, so it may be regional, or limited in supply. 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