Review: Kirkland Signature French Vodka from Costco

Kirkland Signature French Vodka from Costco

UPDATED 11/26/2014

 

Kirkland Signature French Vodka from Costco is yet another wonderful thing Costco has brought into our lives. Costco Vodka? Yes, Costco Vodka. Really, is there anything Costco can’t do? This is a high end vodka, something that is immediately apparent looking at the sleek bottle and attractive packaging. It practically screams out, “I belong on the top shelf!” If only it did not say Kirkland on the label, people would think you dropped a lot of money on this one. The Kirkland Vodka is made in the Cognac region of France from a wheat base and is distilled five time to leave an ultra-pure spirit.

Hold on a second. French? Wheat based? Distilled five times? That is exactly the same as everyone’s favorite French vodka, Grey Goose! No wonder the internets are awash with rumors that this vodka is in fact private labeled Grey Goose. Is there any truth to the rumors? Is Kirkland Signature French Vodka from Coscto actually Grey Goose? Well, the short answer is no. It is not Grey Goose. That is a fact of life. It is very similar both in taste and marketing, and I believe Costco is intentionally playing this rumor up to help sales.

However, just because it is not Grey Goose does not mean that this vodka is not good. Otherwise, this would be a rather arduous Kirkland Vodka review, and where is the fun in that? In fact, Costco’s Kirkland Signature French Vodka is quite fabulous. The is just a faint aroma of sweetness when you first pour yourself a small glass. The taste is incredibly smooth, and it drinks with just that right amount of burn so that you feel it in your limbs as it goes down. The taste lingers and reminds you of what a pleasant beverage you just sipped.

I strongly recommend Costco’s Kirkland Signature French Vodka. While not the same as Grey Goose, it is in the same league for sure. Well, it is in the same league in terms of flavor, but it is definitely in a completely different league in terms of price. A 1.75L bottle of Kirkland Signature French Vodka is only going to set you back $30. You just can’t get vodka this good for so cheap anywhere else.