Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review

Kirkland Signature (Costco)
Bottled-In-Bond
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Barton 1792 Master Distillers
DSP-KY-12
100 proof
At least 4 years old
$34 at Costco for a Liter

Please enjoy my Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review!

There are a lot of store brand whiskeys out there. But what’s interesting about this Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon from Costco is that it says the name of the distillery where it was made, Barton 1792 Distillery, right on the label. Now, the thing is, this is a bottled in bond bourbon so it does have to say somewhere where it is distilled. Many of the other store brands use some random distillery name, which I assume is registered under a dba for a big distillery like Barton, and then they use the big distillery’s DSP number on their label. So you can always figure out where the bourbon was made, but they make you work for it a little.

Tasting Notes

Let’s taste it:

🛏 Rested for 10 minutes in a Glencairn

👉🏻Nose: Apple, cherry, honey, caramel, oak, rye spices; moderate alcohol
👉🏻Taste: Fairly sweet black tea, oak, light char, simple syrup
👉🏻Finish: Light sweetness continues, char builds. Moderately long finish.

This is not at all a complex bourbon. It has the flavors I would expect from Barton; classic flavors, with a bit more oak than I would have expected. It’s non-aged stated, but for the price I am assuming it is not much older than the required 4 years, but you never know.

Summary

This is an enjoyable bourbon. At $34 it is not quite a value Bottled in Bond, but it is pretty close since you do get a liter. It’s impossible to not want to compare this to 1792 Bottled in Bond. I coincidentally have this Lincoln Road Package Store pick to do a little comparison to, and there are certainly some similarities. The nose is quite similar, but there is way more fullness and caramel in the Lincoln Road pick. In the taste the Lincoln Road has less sweetness, although similar flavors, and what I perceive as more maturity. However, the Lincoln Road Bottled in Bond was $45 for a 750ml, so considerably more expensive, but still reasonable. This wasn’t meant to be a comparison post, though; that territory belongs to my friend @whiskey_vs_whiskey, but I would have been remiss were I not to do so.

Have you had the Kirkland Bottled-in-Bond bourbon from Costco? What did you think? Cheers!🥃

I hope you enjoyed my Kirkland Bottled in Bond Bourbon Review! Would you like to read a review about another bourbon from Barton 1792 Distillery? Check out my 1792 225th Anniversary Bourbon review!

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