Re: Kirkland Whiskies
I just tried some Kirkland 18y Speyside Sherry Finish. I think it cost about $40, which seems like a good deal, but it was pretty weak. It was dark in color, but obviously artificial, since we could hardly taste any sherry. Must have been second-fill, and it did say "finish." I could detect some Speyside flavors, and a little vanilla. That was about it.
No distillery was listed. It made me wonder if it was Macallan, and the distillery didn't want their name on it, since it wasn't too good. Or it could have been some generic, usually-blended whisky.