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Kirkland Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky 20 year Sherry Cask Finish

December 22, 2012 Drinking, Speyside 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, I picked up this reasonably-priced Kirkland Signature 20 year old Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the local Costco. Bottled by Alexander Murray, I am curious to know why they did not list the name of the distiller, like the 15 year old The Macallan that they currently have on the shelves. I’m going to guess that it’s from Glenmorangie. Anyways…

Bottled at 40% abv, nosing this scotch is easy and pleasurable. There is no alcohol burn at all. Instead, I smell gingerbread cupcakes and freshly-baked fruit tarts. On the palate, it is very malty, and slightly sweet. A bit one-note. However, its redeeming feature is that it is smooth, really smooth. There is no bite at all. The finish is very short.

Overall, this is a decent dram, especially at the price point. I give it a B-/C+.

Alexander Murray

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  1. Jon says:

    I found it smooth, but a muddled taste. I think a little more alcohol content would help me.

  2. Jon says:

    Can’t be a Macallan product.

  3. FrankM says:

    I like this scotch. Compared to a Macallan 18 it’s no match, but it is smooth, sweet and is a great every day dram. Great bargain.

  4. TomY says:

    Agree with your guess: I too believe this is Glenmorangie with Sherry Wood finish

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