Birdo wrote:How much is it? Me bet it aint nothing special. Probably Beam Black. WIth the Kirkland label, they can't over price it.
Buy some and report back. Costco can't sell booze here in Kentucky.
cowdery wrote:Come on, people! Use your heads. Why in the world would you think that bottling proof is a tip-off to the source of the whiskey? Have you learned nothing?
Best evidence seems to be that it's standard Beam mash bill. People who have tried it agree based on the taste. What's confusing about the label is that the "Clear Creek" DBA is registered to Buffalo Trace. But the mention of Clermont on the label can't be anyone but Beam. The conclusion is that it must be an old label. A bigger mystery would be why the Clear Creek DBA was transferred to BT in the first place, since Beam has a history with that name going back to before Prohibition when the family still owned the business.
Beam produces the OGD/BH recipe in such small quantities that it is inconceivable that they would have a load of it at 7 years old to sell to Costco for the kind of money Costco undoubtedly pays. Beam is a good example of a company that doesn't sell bulk whiskey except when they do. I assume that, for some reason, they found themselves with more 7-year-old bourbon than they needed or, perhaps a more likely scenario, this particular batch didn't really meet Beam's standards for any of their brands that could have used it so they unloaded it to Costco.
It sure has created a buzz, though.
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