750 ml. Old Tom Gin was the gin of the Victorian period (1837–1901) and it was the gin of choice for the first bartenders. On the other hand, if you're just going to make cocktails, the Kirkland gin is a steal. To each their own of course, but to me cardamom is one of those flavors that once you recognize it, it dominates whatever it's flavoring, sort of like tarragon in a sauce. I saw it last year when I was in Anaheim, maybe it was a small run to see if it sold? We’ve yet to find a full report on Kirkland Sleep Aid from Reddit. I use it in gin bucks and it has enough flavor to not be overpowered by the ginger beer. At under $20 for 1.75 L, it's one of the most wallet-friendly options on the list.It's sold in a frosted bottle — unlike the glossy clear glass of their popular French vodka — and is reportedly distilled six times for ultra-smoothness. 1.5 L. Stella Rosa Prosecco Imperiale Sparkling. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin: Though the term ‘small-batch’ is relative here, this London style dry gin is surprisingly produced in copper stills for a truly authentic taste. Some use unique specimens to their local and others import rarities from all over the globe. And one vodka connoisseur on Reddit described it as being "a bit smoother and more neutral than Grey Goose in side-by-side comparisons, although admitting this "can be both good and bad (good if you want your vodka as neutral as possible, bad if you are looking for distinctive flavors)." 750 ml. Jerry Thomas called for this style in almost every cocktail recipe that doesn't use "Holland Gin" (genever) when he wrote the first bartending guides. The Schtick: This is a Kirkland branded release from Costco Warehouses. Ive never done a back to back, mainly because im not a big vodka drinker and wouldnt buy grey goose, my vodka game begins and ends at Stoli or Luksusowa. Distilled by an undisclosed producer, this gin comes to us in a London Dry Style for a reasonable price. The Old Tom Gin from Himbrimi took the top spot for Compound Gin. If it's anything like Kirkland Pirate Juice it's a great buy. Long before Reddit’s baddest boyz started taking pictures of “shower beer” balanced precariously atop their guts, the true freedom fighters of the 1920s battled Prohibition with bathtub-bred liquors modeled on gin, the most popular drink of the day. Gin is a neutral agricultural-based alcohol, flavored with juniper berries. A little bit of preliminary research suggests that the distillery from which they've sourced their products may vary based on region and or/market condition. 1 of 34. Kirkland's French vodka is a best bet. At $20 for 1.75L, not a bad value versus the likes of Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray. Another rule is continuous improvement. I would surmise based on price alone that the base spirit stateside is sourced from one of the big ethanol distilleries in the midwest [very clean, very pure grain neutral spirit], If it's good though, it's good. ANSWER: Both vodkas are made in the Cognac region of France. Overall I think it makes a good g+t. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The World Gin Awards brought attention to many of the varied gin brands that Iceland has cultivated. My tastes run to mor boutique types of all style gins, including Distillary 209, various Bershire Etherial bottlings, but I also am very into Martin Miller's Westbourne and Tanquery 10. I'm hardly a professional reviewer, but a few major notes: The Anchor Junipero (49.3%) is very hot on its own, but holds up best when made into a G&T. I use it in gin bucks and it has enough flavor to not be overpowered by the ginger beer. Email. Related Products. Isle of Colonsay, population: 120. kirkland signature reddit. Did you get the creme de violet at Costco too? Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Kirkland's products are all white-labeled. Frank-Lin owns a couple of gin labels (Barrett's London Dry, Bellringer, Martini London Dry, and Potter's Gin) so those are likely candidates for this Kirkland bottle. Gin is the best white spirit, and its reward for this distinction is an unfounded but excellent reputation for spookiness and danger. Review #1222 | Gin Review #18 – Kirkland London Dry Gin. Results in the driest drink, which makes me inclined to think this will be the best in an Aviation. Botanicals listed: juniper berries, coriander, orange peel, cassia bark, orris root, cardamom pods, lemon peel, angelica root, rose. Third reaction: I don't buy enough gin to bother figuring it out, and I should put any pretense of elitism back in my pocket. We tasted 11 Kirkland Signature wines and rated them on a score from zero to 5. Wouldn't use it for a martini, though. It isnt available where I am from but will soon be at a costco that does have it (yes this shouldnt be exciting but sadly it is hah). Just picked up this bottle from Costco in Southern California. 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. It's a decent gin, but has a very heavy rose flavor, which I feel limits some of what you can do with it. I certainly think the Kirkland is not up to sipping quality, but I don't like Tito's either, which seems to be everybody's favorite, so my vodka taste is probably not up to snuff. The only information that we’ve seen that was relevant is a user asking about which sleep aid to use. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin rating was calculated by tastings.com to be 89 points out of 100 on 2/7/2018. I also have several different gins that I use once I have a recipe down, but use Kirkland for experimenting, that way if I mess up I don’t feel bad about wasting 2 oz of rare/expensive gin. Come discover "the other white liquor", Press J to jump to the feed. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Works fine with tonic as well. Description from the back: Pure natural fruit, spice, flower, and root botanicals produce exquisite aromas and exotic flavors of sweet cider, sage, vanilla mint, cinnamon, and zesty lemon-orange citrus with just a hint of rose petal. Ah, Kirkland Britain Juice! His contemporaries considered Old Tom an essential in the bar as well. Smooth enough that it could be enjoyed in an extra dry martini, but retains character in the G&T. In terms of value gin, Trader Joe's has Jailhouse Gin that's about $15 for 750 mL and it's surprisingly good for that price. They say they might use Kirkland Sleep Aid, however have concerns about a hangover effect given how drowsy it … AGE-WELL On the Hill, Ottawa, April 2018. I don’t think you can find a better gin for the price $18 for 1.75l bottle. So far I’ve done Kaffir Lime leaf, pineapple, and I’m looking forward to working on an Earl Gray Tea and Jalapeño infusions. And, at $19.99 for 1.75L, just a fabulous QPR. People grimace at the idea of 'bathtub gin' that wasn't poured from a beveled-glass bottle with a shiny label. Kirkland Signature products are designed to be high-quality merchandise guaranteed by our suppliers to maintain Costco’s reputation and member satisfaction. The vodka is not grey goose. It's made on Treasure Island, near San Francisco. However, I am definitely not a gin snob. Kirkland gin has a cardamom note that is too pronounced for my tastes. Where would I put it? I thought their spiced rum was disgusting. It's in the same vien as Amsterdam IMO. Just had a splash neat and room temp and it seems quite pleasant to me. Im not expecting that its going to be the greatest, just wondering if I should get it or just a different cheap bottle I know ill like. That being said I'm not a fan of Grey Goose at all, as a Polack I refuse to touch the stuff, however I will buy the Kirkland brand when I'm hosting something at my place, and for making flavored Vodkas. 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. Lots more citrus in this one, but quickly gets lost against the tonic. can't afford economies of scale]. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin 44% (USA) $17.99. As mentioned in the previous answers. First off, as others have said, the Grey-Goose = Kirkland thing is a myth. Kirkland Signature Prosecco. Figured some G&Ts and dry martinis are in order. I also like to do infusions and it works great for that. If you try Kirkland after grey goose it is obvious. Just rose notes instead of vanilla. Print. Ive tried Kirkland vodka and it was pretty good(potentially grey goose ive read). Please note that MSRP may have changed since the date of our review. The bottle is marked as produced and bottled by DC Flynt MW, the same company that seems to handle a lot of their wines. Everyone has their own mix of botanicals. The Westbourne Dry Gin from Martin Miller’s Gin won in Contemporary Style, while 9 Moons Aged Gin from the same distillery won in the Matured Gin category. So, I just bought the Kirkland Lindon Gin. I've heard their products can be a little inconsistent at times since they're buying product from other manufacturers and rebranding it. How was it? Check out our competitions page if you’d like to be in the running! This is a private label product, so presumably it's made by some major brand mass producing gin for different brands. So I happened to have plans to go to Costco tonight and saw it in the store. Anyone else got their hands on this? Cutler's (46%) seems to strike a good balance between the two previous gins. Most times you can never go wrong with a Kirkland product. It looked like bourbon and kinda smelled and tasted like bourbon but there was something slightly off. Didn't know they made it. FWIW, I love Kirkland vodka (American and French) and their silver and anejo tequila. I'm no expert on what notes to expect, but for reference my favorites are Broker's and Hendrick's. Costco sells wine at a deep discount under their generic Kirkland-brand label. Last updated: December 13, 2020 by December 13, 2020 by It is possible to make a good gin at <15$ / bottle. . ReddIt. Lunetta Prosecco. As good as or close to Boodles and Beefeaters. London “dry” gin has a specific legal definition, but basically has a limit on the amount of added sugar, and cannot containing coloring, or any other additives besides water. A lot of the average $30 price is small scale production overhead [e.g. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Cheap gin calls to mind images of disheveled, broken folks shambling to the flophouse. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin is crafted in copper pot stills using a small batch approach. If you're using Fevertree, the gin … 88 • Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $57.99. Works fine with tonic as well. 750 ml. Kirkland's French vodka, according to Vice's Munchies column, is made from water that comes from the same Gensac Springs in France's cognac region where Grey Goose gets their own water — although the pricier brand does, of course, claim to use an "exclusive" well, as well as using wheat milled via a proprietary method. I would love to hear the community's thoughts on it though before needing more "everyday" gin though. ... London Dry Gin ($20 for 1.75) New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Gin, it isn't just for bathtubs anymore! Very solid drinks. I wish I had something in the same price point to compare, but I think overall this is a decent value. Of all the spirits I'm willing to cut corners on, gin is last on the list. level 2 Original Poster 3 … Hopefully, it gets distributed fairly widely. Also got some Creme De Violette, so trying an aviation soon as well! The Kirkland (44%) is the most sweet of the three, not surprising since it is also the lowest in alcohol. It’s my go to for a daily Tom Collins or gimlet, when I’m not looking for a fancy drink. Frank-Lin owns a couple of gin labels (Barrett's London Dry, Bellringer, Martini London Dry, and Potter's Gin) so those are likely candidates for this Kirkland bottle. If it's serviceable and you enjoy it, go for it, but it's bottom shelf stuff. We brought the bourbon home and tried it, we being the hubby, the brother-in-law and me. It’s my regular gin at home. Better than Tanquery, Bombay Sapphire and New Amsterdam. If you're using Fevertree, the gin is damn near as cheap as the the tonic. I'm going to try the same with the other gin I have on hand (Anchor Distilling) and see how it compares. It will probably become my rail gin at home. I saw this on Friday, and so far I've never been let down by Kirkland liquor for the price... but after one too many bad nights with subpar gin, I couldn't drum up the courage to try it. Let’s see how it is. I've never seen the gin. Thanks for the opinion on it. The Kirkland Signature American Vodka is the Costco alternative for those who prefer domestic vodkas such as Tito's. Shop similar items at Costco. ​On the other hand, if you're just going to make cocktails, the Kirkland gin is a steal. Kirkland city council adopted a $62.1 million municipal budget on Monday. 89 • Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 40% (Scotland) $38.99. No other blog devoted solely to gin reviews as much gin. Delicious! I've been real close to buying the scotch and whiskey but never have committed. It's something Costco liquor managers have been using to sell their vodka. The fourth-generation family farm in California produces beverages, dressings and bags of carrots, which are sold at retailers across North America. If you're looking for a cheap gin to be your only bottle I would look elsewhere, but if you like gin and want to try something different (and at a pretty good price) grab a bottle. Thanks. Made a couple Aviations for a friend and I. So basically Kirkland Vodka is a close clone of the 'original' Grey Goose. Really? The Gin Kin is giving away a bottle to one lucky reader. 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