Distilled by Barton for Costco Warehouses, this Kirkland Signature Small Batch bourbon is a notable new labeling in a clear partnership between the two brands. Big distillers are often hesitant to put their name on clearly sourced products for competitors, but in this case, it's clear both Costco and Barton saw the value in a Barton distilled, Kirkland Signature release that's clear about the origin and the purpose. We love to see it. On to the whiskey.
Sweet cream, brown butter and light banana bread. Hint of oatmeal and raisin.
Thin on the palate, sweet and creamy. Hint of cinnamon, hint of steel cut oats, hint of raisin. If that sounds like an oatmeal raisin cookie - you’d be right.
Short finish, a hint of heat, pleasant combination of brown butter, light oak, fair molasses.
Enjoyable but not complex or noteworthy - pick this up if you’re looking for a budget Buffalo Trace stand in.