Old Tom Gin was the gin of the Victorian period (1837–1901) and it was the gin of choice for the first bartenders. Gin is the best white spirit, and its reward for this distinction is an unfounded but excellent reputation for spookiness and danger. Let’s see how it is. ​It's not great for martinis, but if you've got a collection you'll likely have a favorite you save for those anyway. Just had a splash neat and room temp and it seems quite pleasant to me. 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. Review #1222 | Gin Review #18 – Kirkland London Dry Gin. I would love to hear the community's thoughts on it though before needing more "everyday" gin though. Kirkland's French vodka is a best bet. Better than Tanquery, Bombay Sapphire and New Amsterdam. Kirkland tends to be the best in Costco. Kirkland Signature by Bolthouse Farms 100% Carrot Juice is made from organic carrots that get harvested, peeled and juiced all within 24 hours, says a 2009 issue of The Costco Connection. It will probably become my rail gin at home. I've heard their products can be a little inconsistent at times since they're buying product from other manufacturers and rebranding it. FWIW, I love Kirkland vodka (American and French) and their silver and anejo tequila. At $20 for 1.75L, not a bad value versus the likes of Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray. Hopefully, it gets distributed fairly widely. Just tasted a bit too harsh. Works fine with tonic as well. The Kirkland Signature American Vodka is the Costco alternative for those who prefer domestic vodkas such as Tito's. And, at $19.99 for 1.75L, just a fabulous QPR. I also like to do infusions and it works great for that. level 2 Original Poster 3 … I saw it last year when I was in Anaheim, maybe it was a small run to see if it sold? 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. Definite, forward botanicals. I know what I am getting at Costco next week, When it comes to cheap gin for cocktails, i'm putting a vote in for New Amsterdam - $20 a 1.75 in Texas and makes great cocktails. It looked like bourbon and kinda smelled and tasted like bourbon but there was something slightly off. 88 • Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $57.99. Went in looking for some basic gin for a party and saw this for the first time. 750 ml. Kitchn calls it "the hands-down favorite of all Kirkland spirits." Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin rating was calculated by tastings.com to be 89 points out of 100 on 2/7/2018. I've never seen the gin. Gin is a neutral agricultural-based alcohol, flavored with juniper berries. 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. If it's anything like Kirkland Pirate Juice it's a great buy. 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. Everyone has their own mix of botanicals. ... London Dry Gin ($20 for 1.75) Print. Check out our competitions page if you’d like to be in the running! Didn't know they made it. I'm going to try the same with the other gin I have on hand (Anchor Distilling) and see how it compares. I wish I had something in the same price point to compare, but I think overall this is a decent value. It will probably become my rail gin at home. Please note that MSRP may have changed since the date of our review. But yeah just a speculation ive read... grey goose would never admit even if it was. A lot of the average $30 price is small scale production overhead [e.g. It is possible to make a good gin at <15$ / bottle. Lots more citrus in this one, but quickly gets lost against the tonic. This is a private label product, so presumably it's made by some major brand mass producing gin for different brands. Congratulations to caregiver advocate Ron Beleno and researcher Susan Kirkland on receiving 2020 AGE-WELL Honorary Fellow Awards. Kirkland imported vodka is way better to my taste than Grey Goose anyway (doesn't taste like anise). 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. Ah, Kirkland Britain Juice! Don't have room to pick it up yet, but got a little more info from the bottle. Some use unique specimens to their local and others import rarities from all over the globe. Isle of Colonsay, population: 120. Overall I think it makes a good g+t. ​On the other hand, if you're just going to make cocktails, the Kirkland gin is a steal. Thanks. 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. Kirkland homeowners will see a modest one percent increase in their property taxes in 2021. Shop similar items at Costco. 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. It's bottled by Frank-Lin Distillers Products out of Fairfield, CA. Most times you can never go wrong with a Kirkland product. Another gin in this class is Faber's from Pennsylvania. Last updated: December 13, 2020 by December 13, 2020 by ANSWER: Both vodkas are made in the Cognac region of France. Tried in any cocktails? 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. Produced and bottled by DC Flynt MW Domaines & Estates, Parlier, CAProduct of USA. Overall, though, they found it to be comparable to the much higher-priced brand. My go to for cheap gin is Gordon's which actually doesn't feel like much of a compromise. kirkland signature reddit. So, I just bought the Kirkland Lindon Gin. The World Gin Awards brought attention to many of the varied gin brands that Iceland has cultivated. Delicious! If you're using Fevertree, the gin … So who has tried it? And I love Costco and purchase and consume many Kirkland brands, including their champagne, which isn’t bad. The Gin Kin is giving away a bottle to one lucky reader. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Anyone else got their hands on this? Email. The vodka is not grey goose. 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. Its usually a name brand product repackaged. First off, I am a gin freak. "We're constantly looking at Kirkland Signature items, revisiting them with an eye to making them better," says Jeff Lyons, Costco's senior vice president of fresh foods. 750. 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. We’ve yet to find a full report on Kirkland Sleep Aid from Reddit. 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. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin is a bottle that has earned an 89 score from Tastings for its "crisp, dry light body" and "effortless" finish. Lunetta Prosecco. 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. First off, as others have said, the Grey-Goose = Kirkland thing is a myth. Outbreak declared at Kirkland Lake long-term care home Back to video “We are concerned by the trend of increased cases of COVID-19 throughout our district,” said acting medical officer of health and chief executive officer for the Timiskaming Health Unit Dr. Glenn Corneil. 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. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Wouldn't use it for a martini, though. Pretty good with Fever Tree Tonic and although a bit oily at the end, very drinkable shaken and sipped on it's own. Made a couple Aviations for a friend and I. As mentioned in the previous answers. With that being said, I'll drink regular Bombay, Boodles and have New Amsterdam with tonic. Never before has there been access to so many gins from around the world. Kirkland's products are all white-labeled. Low quality gin can be absolutely horrendous. Where would I put it? New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Press J to jump to the feed. 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 don’t think you can find a better gin for the price $18 for 1.75l bottle. On the other hand, if you're just going to make cocktails, the Kirkland gin is a steal. The Schtick: This is a Kirkland branded release from Costco Warehouses. Costco’s own Kirkland brand of liquors is the best way to stock your home bar on the cheap. Really? I've had it. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Gin, it isn't just for bathtubs anymore! If you try Kirkland after grey goose it is obvious. Edit: just realized, this may be regional. The fourth-generation family farm in California produces beverages, dressings and bags of carrots, which are sold at retailers across North America. 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. I use it in gin bucks and it has enough flavor to not be overpowered by the ginger beer. Just rose notes instead of vanilla. Cutler's (46%) seems to strike a good balance between the two previous gins. If a product sells extremely well in Costco, its usually turned into a Kirkland brand. If it's serviceable and you enjoy it, go for it, but it's bottom shelf stuff. 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. Distilled by an undisclosed producer, this gin comes to us in a London Dry Style for a reasonable price. His contemporaries considered Old Tom an essential in the bar as well. Over 215 Gin Reviews and counting! It's made on Treasure Island, near San Francisco. Wxbrands bottles a lot of the Kirkland brand spirits, so if the vodka is identical to anything it's probably this stuff . So I happened to have plans to go to Costco tonight and saw it in the store. DC Flynt MW Domaines & Estates is just a trade name used by that company. It’s my regular gin at home. 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. As mentioned in the previous answers. It is made in France that’s it. Related Products. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Just picked up this bottle from Costco in Southern California. 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). A quality, inexpensive gin which starts from neutral grain spirit. Also got some Creme De Violette, so trying an aviation soon as well! 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. So far I’ve done Kaffir Lime leaf, pineapple, and I’m looking forward to working on an Earl Gray Tea and Jalapeño infusions. Ive got a few others that ill look for at an actual liquor store, this is just for a cheap decent bottle. The gin is just not for me. Well I'm intrigued...any idea where it's sourced from? 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. A little bit of background. Kirkland gin has a cardamom note that is too pronounced for my tastes. AGE-WELL On the Hill, Ottawa, April 2018. La Marca Prosecco Sparkling Wine 750ml. . Figured some G&Ts and dry martinis are in order. The bottle is marked as produced and bottled by DC Flynt MW, the same company that seems to handle a lot of their wines. ReddIt. People grimace at the idea of 'bathtub gin' that wasn't poured from a beveled-glass bottle with a shiny label. Kirkland Signature / Kirkland Signature. Did you get the creme de violet at Costco too? The Kirkland (44%) is the most sweet of the three, not surprising since it is also the lowest in alcohol. 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