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It's No Secret Who Produces Costco's Kirkland Spiced Rum
By Meaghan Cameron
While the company behind Costco's Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum was once unconfirmed, their current producer, Sazerac, is now clearly stated on the label.
In the past, the bottles were labeled as a product of St. Croix, leading people to speculate that Cruzan or Captain Morgan were the producers, given their Caribbean distilleries.
However, more recent reviews no longer feature this distinction on the label and instead provide new information about Sazerac on the back.
Sazerac is a global distiller and distributor of over 250 liquors, including renowned bourbons produced in the U.S., such as Buffalo Trace and the legendary Pappy Van Winkle.
Sazerac, a family name, began as a Cognac producer in France in the 1600s. It became famous with the invention of the Sazerac cocktail.
The drink consists of whiskey or cognac, absinthe, sugar, and bitters. The company claims that its cognac, Sazerac de Forge et Fils, was the first spirit used in the cocktail.
The company has expanded and now operates distilleries worldwide, including several in Kentucky, where top-tier bourbons are produced with Kirkland's spiced rum.
The Kirkland rum appears to be the only rum in Sazerac's official portfolio. The company has extensive experience in spirits, but it doesn't appear to be a leading rum producer.