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Jan 1, 2007 01:11 AM

Kirkland Signature Vodka (Costco)

I finally broke into my bottle of Kirkland Signature Vodka from Costco this weekend can honestly say that it is excellent. Not only is the bottle attractive, but the stuff inside is premium vodka - clean taste, no aftertaste, and a smooth buzz (none of us had any problems the next day). Five times distilled in France. I would say this stuff ranks right near Grey Goose.

This vodka is also now sitting in both coffee (Peets) and chocolate (Scharffen Berger) liqueurs which will hopefully turn out excellent. It is $29.99 for a 1.75L bottle at Costco - if you are in one of the lucky states where spirits can be bought at Costco. The vodka compares to the Grey Goose bottle at $47.99, and is far superior to the Absolut at nearly the same price.

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  1. How are you infusing vodka with chocolate? I'm intrigued.

    Do you know if it's potato or grain vodka?

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    1. re: Pei

      It is based on a recipe I found with cocoa, sugar, and vanilla. I am using Scharffen Berger cocoa instead of the Hershey's in the recipe.

      It looks like grain vodka, since most potato vodkas make a point of saying so.

    2. I agree that the Costco vodka is an excellent value. If you happen to see it again I'd suggest picking up a stash of it..we went to Costco recently to purchase another bottle and they were out. We were told that it is not a permanent item and led us to believe they would not be getting any more in (at that particular Costco location, anyway.) Haven't been to another location since to check their stock...

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      1. re: dcblanchard

        Thanks for the tip. I will have to make a trip there soon.

      2. When we went to the Costco out here in Indiana, they were out of stock, and they said they wouldn't be getting any more in (they only produced a certain amount of cases). The same goes for their Scotch - which we recently tried and is very very smooth. Excellent deal - $70 for a 19 year Scotch from the Macallan reserves.

        1. Interesting...I was wondering about this. I do prefer the 31.99 (I believe) Ketel One....I favor that even over Grey Goose.

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          1. re: Xericx

            Just went to Costco today, and the Kirkland Vodka is completely gone! I was hoping it would stay around, but at least I had some. The Kirkland Champagne is also dwindling, so I got a few bottles since it will likely suffer the same fate. I really wish Costco would keep their alcoholic beverages in stock on a more regular basis! Now if they would make a Kirkland Lager...

          2. The Kirkland Signature Vodka is back in the stores! There was a huge display of the bottles on an end cap, still $29.99. Get it while it lasts.

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            1. re: Sacto_Damkier

              HOORAY!!! Sounds like I'm going to have to make the 1 1/2 hr drive to Costco this weekend (I was going to go anyway...) Did you see if they also had the other Kirkland brand alcohol, like the 19 year Scotch or the champagne or anything new?

              1. re: kcchan

                They had limited amounts of the excellent champagne; it was in the wooden cases instead of on the pallets - probably just depleting the stock. I did not see the Scotch. I am now waiting on their next attempts like Kirkland Anjeo Tequila, Kirkland Single Barrel Bourbon, even Kirkland Cognac.

                1. re: Sacto_Damkier

                  Kirkland Single-Barrel Bourbon is out. It's not bad stuff. Distilled by Jim Beam, 103 proof, age 7 years. At $19 a litre it's well worth it.