kirkland 20 year speyside sherry cask

Scotch review #172, Speyside #50, Whisky Network review #225. Quick thanks to /u/EMoneySC2 for this odd dram. Cask: Ex-Bourbon, finished 6 mo. 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. 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). Was stocking up at Costco over the weekend and spotted yet another Kirkland brand Scotch. Whisky : Kirkland Signature Speyside 20 Year. Now, is it “OMG 20 year” amazing? Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T-1796)—91 points, $30 The login page will open in a new window. Lacks complexity overall. Maybe something complex? This Islay single malt was finished in Sherry casks, delivering a ruddy ... See Full Review. 20 yo Speyside? and perhaps older sherry casks. Conclusion: This is a pretty solid whisky, overall. Follow me on twitter @pongchmp to see all of my fine scotch updates. The alcohol distributors in Georgia have the state legislature in the back pocket. Some bright red fruits – currant – on top of a deep, nutty layer of well-rounded malt. I still think it’s worth the price. I never bring it up). I haven’t tried the 18 – my Costco currently only has the 20. Finish: Earth, cinnamon, cranberries, licorice, oak, caramel, citrus. If I see it for a reasonable price I’ll be sure to pick it up. 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. However, from the nose alone this seems like an excellent malt in its own right. Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky rating was calculated by tastings.com to be 88 points out of 100 on 6/27/2018. Tasting : Neat in a Glencairn @ Home. Whichever casks they chose for batch 3454 all ... I’ve tried all three and love them all but Kirkland’s new Speyside single malt 18 yr old with sherry cask finish is … Bought a bottle without any hesitation. 88 • Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 46% (Scotland) $57.99. Magnificent Bastard: Ron Liebman I don’t like this style of marketing. The oddity here is that Kirkland’s (Costco’s) own-label bottlings of sherry-aged whisky are always Macallan, and they always say so. Hi Tom, Since all whisky is aged in oak casks, the first statement isn’t very helpful. Well… I mean, it’s a store brand, right? All alcohol (COSTCO, Trader Joe’s, et al) Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T … ( Log Out /  Great comments and a site Nathan. I would say it tastes around 15 years old, to me. The result is a Scotch that is amber in color with sweet aromas of polished wood, medium bodied, with hints of whipped cream, leaving a … in Oloroso Sherry. I didn’t want it to seem like I’m underage and my mommy bought me scotch. 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. BTW, picked up a 1,75 of Kirkland 12 yr old blend at Costco this week. The other bottles were more for mixing cocktails. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I like the flavor and would enjoy reading your assessment as you apply your remarkable ability to describe taste and nose. Quick thanks to /u/EMoneySC2 for this odd dram. @pongchmp. 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. I’ll stay tuned for your possible review. Please log in again. Fuck off. 92 • Kirkland Signature … ... TOModera 23/05/2014 05/05/2017 Kirkland, scotch, sherry cask, single malt, speyside. Spey River 12. The bright, fresh red fruits pop, and the mature malt provides a nutty and not overly-sweet backdrop. 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. Tried this scotch while it was still around, loved it. My Costco doesn’t carry it, though, so it may be regional, or limited in supply. Nose: Raisin, orange juice, cloves, rum sauce, cinnamon, dark cherry. I am a big scotch drinker and I have a favorite in The Macallan 12 and 18. Maybe something that sets off memories. For something that’s had some time to age, I was surprised by the acetone/solvent like smell handing out in this one. I had my first bottle and agree with the review. Or maybe it was just too simple and smooth. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. Great stuff–worth every “yenny” I paid. sherry cask series (not Fine Oak), Glenmorangie Lasanta (cheapest option), GlenDronach, GlenGoyne, Tamdhu, Aberlour, etc., or anything that says “sherry cask” or similar on the label. Well, oddness is in the eye of the Beholder. This one doesn’t. (750ml bottle) Costco, San Jose, CA, $45. So you gotta bring your A game. I have to tell you I was a bit skeptical as I had never bought a “generic” brand of scotch before. Additionally, all the alcohol there was noticeably more expensive than the nearby Liquor warehouses. It looks like Macallan, smells like Macallan but does not taste like Macallan. 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. 750 ml. Technically you don’t need a membership as long as you are only purchasing alcohol. Heck, one of our store brands now has a PREMIUM line up. Please allow me to clarify Doug's answer. I firmly recommend it. ... I’d like to pair this with Thanksgiving this year. Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin 44% (USA) $17.99. Tasting blind, it’s worth at least $60. Alexander Murray & Co. 16 Year Scotland Speyside Single Malt. That’s unheard-of, especially in today’s overheated scotch market. Just wondering if there is much of a difference between the 18 and 20 year olds. Anyway, from what I hear, this is pretty hard to do for a whisky company. I’d be curious to know what you think of that since I live close to a Sam’s Club. This doesn’t linger like a GlenDronach or an OB Macallan, but it is straightforward, pleasant, and inoffensive. Hi Peter! Cheers! 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”. What are they charging for it? With Water: A few drops of water don’t seem to me to make much difference. Top 100 Spirits 2016. Well, now I know. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. If this thing had The Macallan name on it, it’d be at least $100. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finish – 20 year. The main one that causes a anti-magic field, not the side ones that shoot rays that petrify you. If your wallet is hurting from the price hikes on official bottlings of your favorite scotches, and you don’t mind a slight downgrade in quality in your value malts, then I recommend grabbing a bottle while it’s still available. ( Log Out /  The fruit here is dried, and somewhat dusty, and there are hints of tobacco, white pepper, and sappy oak. Great nose though. 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). Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch Whisky Aged 27 Years. Not sure who makes this one since the the distiller wasn't on the label. I don’t generally buy bottles that are more than $100, and I don’t know of any way to sample Costco-exclusive whiskies. Cheers! Have you tried Glen Taite (the Sam’s Club Macallan independent bottle)? We've discussed the Macallan made one, so anyone try this one? 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. However, I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely grab another bottle the next time I am in. Kirkland 22 year Speyside Sherry Cask Finish (rumored to be Glenrothes), minimum 6 month Oloroso cask finish, 46% ABV:⁣ Average. ( Log Out /  Then grab another one after you’ve tasted it. -Nathan. Cask: Ex-Bourbon, 6 mo.+ Ex-Sherry Finish. 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). If I had to guess, I’d say this was rum. Strong nose, doesn’t smell anything like whisky. And why is it odd? Funny. One where alcohol has been accepted as a vice that should be done in a calm, respectful manner for adults who can make choices? ABV : 46%. Not a McAllen 18 but quite good and certainly a bargain. Let’s see how it tastes. The Macallan 12 is a better pick for everyday drinking, while the Kirkland 18 requires more careful consideration before it’s popped open. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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. Cheers! 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. But this sherry-finished Kirkland expression from an undisclosed distillery is definitely a decent dram at a bargain-basement price. If this IS Macallan, then Alexander Murray & Co. did something very un-Macallan to it. A little bit too much. 3.5 (2) Rate Facebook; Twitter; Google+ ... Costco labeled speyside single malt Scotch. I’ve never been so white than the last sentence. Cheers! 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. It just doesn’t go anywhere. As before, this is bottled by those big-box contact maestros, Alexander Murray & Co. from a mystery distillery in Speyside. Please note that MSRP may have changed since the date of our review. No wonder they showed up with a 20 year old Speyside. 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. 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. George T. Stagg 2013. It’s certainly worth the price. By God, this smells like Macallan. And in Canada, the store brand reigns supreme. How much less than really good can this be? Yeah, Bacon marmalade and cherry salsa bitches, we be living the high life in Canada. What crazy world is this? One of the 3 was scotch. I do know that the 18 is Macallan and is bottled by the same company. That means it likely spent that time in ex-bourbon casks or possibly reconditioned (scraped and re-toasted) barrels. No, and that’s probably due to the low Abv. 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. ABV: 46%. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Sam’s Club membership. must come through a distributor. Maybe that’s why Macallan doesn’t want their name on it? Palate: Medium to light body with a mild dryness. went back for more but all gone. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You don’t need a membership to shop at the Sam’s Club (or Costco) liquor store. It’s underwhelming for an 18-year Scotch, but good overall as a gentle and non-offensive sipping whiskey. Thanks for the compliment, Joel! Bottled by Alexander Murray & Co. Aberdeen Scotland. Another thing about Glen Taite; unlike the Kirkland’s it actually mentions Macallan on the label. It’s solid, and for $45 USD, I’d probably have it on hand instead of most blends. We have so many good store brands, there’s really no reason to ever pay full price for a name brand. Change ). 750 ml. Not sure about what you mean by that. Looks like there’s a new kirkland 25 year old single malt aged in bourbon casks. 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. And then someone tells me that Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished – 20 year exists and I think they are nuts. And why is it odd? Also, man, I gotta catch up on my reviews. I haven’t been asked to show it since I started the experiment a year ago. Not sure. Have you tried the 40yr old Speyside currently at Costco? You have to show up, and be selected from thousands of other whisky makers. Kirkland is the own branding of Costco, which is a chain gross market in the USA. I just tried the 20 year Kirkland Speyside scotch and I think it taste similar to Glenlivet. Taste: Cherry, clove, sea salt, cola, wood, peach. Anyway, the one thing we also have in this part of Canada are ridiculous alcohol laws. 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). Fruit jam up front, fading into walnut meats, fruitcake, and fig paste. To me it tasted more like Balvenie. //scotchnoob.com/2010/12/05/good-deals-at-costco/, Cocktails: Part One. 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 … Kirkland 7 year old Tennessee Straight Bourbon (Batch T-1796)—91 points, $30 I’m guessing there’s some law about not requiring membership for selling booze? 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. 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. I did not read all of the comments, so someone might have addressed this. Return to List. 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. It’s earthy at the end. Read More Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20. I was even more surprised to find out it was a Kirkland label which lead me to your site. 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. $90, https://www.fatwallet.com/forums/grocery-coupons/1531111. 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. I’m very happy with my Kirkland 20 y/o Speyside, very nice for the price. Anonymous above says it’s $33, so that would be cheaper than the 20, yes. Compares favorably (in my mind) to the Dewar’s 12 yr old for 2/3 of the price. Quick thank you out there to /u/Porkpants81 for the sweet Secret Santa Swap on this one. Had never seen it before. Size 750 ml Label 92 Proof Barcode 096619350308 Added … So much, that even though we’re kings of the store brand, we don’t really have any store brand alcohol. They release their own branding of olive oil, soap, chips and thousands of other products under the name of Kirkland and whisky is … 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. Tullibardine sells their own 25-year-old Scotch for around $300 a bottle. 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 … ( Log Out /  At 40%, this doesn’t need any further dilution. Purchased a bottle of the Kirkland 20 year old single malt yesterday. But for under 50 bucks who can complain. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. See, I live in Canada (surprised, right? Online speculation states this is proof that it’s not Macallan, and is instead some lesser-known distillery like Mortlach or Longmorn – something your average Costco shopper would pass by. Reminds me of Macallan, but not the fine oak ones. 89 • Kirkland Signature 12 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky 40% (Scotland) $38.99. ... Read More Girvan 47 year old 1965 (cask 9487) The Clan Denny. Like a good scotch I will be back for more! 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 Nose: Fruity and malty with dried figs, dates, and chocolate covered berries.Earthy sweet ginger, worn leather, and fresh toasted dark bread give. in Oloroso Sherry. And not Vietnam memories, as I’m not that old, but like good memories. Nose: Unmistakable sherry. You do need a membership card to walk into the store at Costco. No, I would not say this tastes 20 years old – especially not in comparison to 18 year-old official sherry-aged Macallan. 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. Was in a Costco in Japan and saw this. It is not an “oh my word that is good” but a very good drinkable scotch for $45. The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 Years Old. Does that one have an age statement? Don’t be embarrassed Chad; I only wish my mommy would buy me fine single malt scotch. Occasionally there is an odd a bit of bronzer or suntan lotion. 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). WhenI called the clerk on this, he said local law had recently changed. Still, for a 20 year old whisky, I was expecting… I don’t know, more? If you’re able please post notes on Costco’s Mortlach 22 year 1989. What crazy world is this? You also don’t need to be a member to pay for eye glasses and eye exams. 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. Experimentation is also flourishing at the upper end of the market. Scotch Review #240 Whisky Network Review #292. At all. Well, we do, but they aren’t that great. A classic sherry bomb, with milk chocolate, raisins, brown sugar, hazelnuts, cloves, almonds, and plenty of oak. The Macallan’s own 25 Year Old Sherry Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky sells for $1500. I recently purchase a bottle of this and agree with you completely. Whisky: Kirkland Signature Speyside 22 Year; Alexander Murray Country/Region : Scotland/Speyside ABV: 46%. A tinge of charcoal and faint oak tannin – not quite bitter. I have not. Honestly, after reviewing Kirkland 22 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Whisky, I … 750 ml. My only question is does it actually taste it’s 20 years old? This is a solid, slightly sweet single malt. Country/Region : Scotland/Speyside. Great review! Then, you are the 1 that they decide to put the label on. I was just in Costco in Florida and noticed 3 Kirkland bottlings of liquor. Ends quickly as well. 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. 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. Very juicy. Upload a picture Kirkland signature Costco labeled speyside single malt ... Ileach Cask Strength - 58% - 0.7l . If it was actually official Macallan, it’d be $200. Update 5 years later: Another 20 year-old sherried Speysider, this time at 46% in 2018…. Today we taste and review Kirkland Signature 20 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch and compare it to Macallan 12. One where alcohol has been accepted as a vice that should be done in a calm, respectful manner for adults who can make choices? Twitter. Bottom-line: This is 20 year-old malt whisky with no major flaws for under $50. 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. Reblogged this on Toronto Whisky Society. Consider yourself bookmarked. The Kirkland 20 was a pretty standard sherried Highlander, so you’ll find similar whisky (in style, at least) in Macallan (expensive!) Kirkland 22 Year Old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky is an interesting one. Cask : Ex-Bourbon, finished 6 mo. I mean, Costco has booze? I’ve found that sometimes depending on the cask quality some older scotches may not benefit so much from extra aging. Color: Dark amber. 80 proof. As soon as I saw the Kirkland label, I walked away. Speyside Bottled 2018 Stated Age 20 years old Casktype Bourbon Barrels + Sherry Finish Strength 46.0 % Vol. 20 Years Kirkland Signature . The Glenlivet Scotch Whisky. 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. 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. I wouldn’t pay $70 or more for it. Thanks Mr. Noob for this information. I mean, Costco has booze? Unfortunately, I’ve never seen the Mortlach at my local Costco. Hi Ian, thanks for the comment! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! What other scotch would compare in taste that is available today? Alexander Murray & Co Caol Ila 8 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. 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. I keep on passing this bottle by at Costco and I keep wondering is it worth it? Not a fan of the finish. Finish: Medium-short. It’s also Alexander Murray. Considering the aging process described, that means it’s almost certainly colored. 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. I’m grabbed second bottle while they’re in stock. 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. 750 ml. Is it also imported by Alexander Murray? Palate: On the tame side. The Whiskey Crusaders review the Kirkland Speyside 20 year single malt scotch sherry cask finish which comes in at 92 proof. 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. I’ve made an experiment of walking into my Costco without showing my card. Me likely. Whisky: Kirkland Signature Speyside 20 Year (2020 Ed.). The Kirkland 18 Sherry cask smells like barley! Kirkland 20 year old Sherry Cask Finished Speyside single malt scotch —92 points, $58. Have you tried the Kirkland 18 year old Scotch? In Georgia you DO need a COSTCO membership. It should be clear, though, that this was not aged for 20 years in ex-sherry. I think I can find a beer, but it’s nothing special. 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”. B+ / $80 / costco.com. You do have to explain this to the greeter, but it’s company policy. ($$$). Country/Region: Scotland/Speyside. No whisky or vodka. I’m not sure, however, if you can ring up liquor without actually showing your card. I have a bottle of it and it’s pretty good, especially for 33 bucks. 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. Oh, and that happens every year. It’s 19 years old and comparably priced to the Kirkland. 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. Fuck off. Kirkland Speyside Sherry Cask Finished 20. This bottle by at Costco this week Kirkland 22 year old Sherry oak years! Decide to put the label bottled 2018 Stated age 20 years old aged for 20 years old Casktype Bourbon +. Was n't on the label favorite in the back pocket, as I had guess. As before, this is Macallan, it ’ s Club isn ’ t want their name on it though!, not the fine oak ones, Speyside # 50, Whisky Network review # 225 Ron Liebman 20 in. 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