Kirkland Signature bourbon
BourBon whiskey is widely regarded
as America’s greatest contribution to the
world of spirits. its origin dates to American
pioneers, and it was even produced by founding father George washington at Mount
Vernon. Bourbon was a whiskey-making
county in kentucky; it was named for the
French royal family, the house of Bourbon, in
gratitude to France for helping America in its
fight for independence.
To separate it from all other whiskey,
bourbon was recognized by Congress in 1964
as “a distinct product of America.” now all
bourbon must be produced in accordance
with a strict formula to meet that standard. it
must be made of a grain mixture that is at
least 51 percent corn, distilled in America at
less than 160 proof with nothing added but
water, and aged for at least two years in new
charred-oak barrels. All bourbon must also
be labeled with an age statement if the product is aged less than four years.
some bourbon producers are expanding
on this formula in smaller batches with addi-
tional aging and varying proofs, which are
commonly labeled “small-batch bourbon.” The
resulting taste profile is smoother and more
complex, and made for sipping. As the name
suggests, small-batch bourbons are made in
limited quantities and typically aged from six
to nine years to acquire intense flavors and aromas from the new charred-oak barrels.
Costco is proud to introduce kirkland
signature™ Premium small Batch Bourbon,
available in select warehouses in states that
allow retail liquor sales. Distilled and bottled
in kentucky, it’s aged seven years and bottled
at 103 proof to achieve a complex balance of
taste and flavor.
This impeccably aged bourbon is dark
amber in color and features toasted oak with
deep brown notes of rich caramel and molasses, with a long, smoky finish of sweet spice.
Try bourbon neat or on ice, as an aperitif
or after dinner, or mix it with ginger ale for a
Costco assistant spirits buyer
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Kirkland Signature Premium Small Batch
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