Bottle of Kirkland Signature Añejo Tequila

Kirkland Signature Añejo Tequila

Type: Tequila
Nom
1173
748 Ratings See All

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Production Details
NOM : 1173 ,
(Previously: 1472 )
Agave Type : Tequilana Weber ,
Agave Region : - ,
Region : Jalisco (Central) ,
Cooking : Autoclave (high pressure) ,
Extraction : Roller Mill ,
Water Source : - ,
Fermentation : Stainless steel tanks, 100% agave ,
Distillation : 2x distilled ,
Still : Stainless Steel Pot ,
Aging : - ,
ABV/Proof : 40% abv (80-proof)
Other : -

Profile

Aromas & Flavors Detected By Our Community

Aromas Detected

34
Vanilla
33
Caramel
27
Oak
17
Agave (cooked)
10
Butter
8
Whiskey
7
Pepper (black)
5
Orange
5
Earth
5
Cinnamon
5
Butterscotch
4
Baking Spice

Flavors Detected

41
Caramel
37
Vanilla
32
Oak
28
Agave (cooked)
11
Butter
10
Pepper (black)
10
Whiskey
10
Butterscotch
9
Alcohol
6
Earth
6
Cinnamon
4
Tobacco

Ratings

Personal Scores & Reviews From Our Community

Tequila Phenom
308 ratings
  • 75 Rating

NOM 1173 | Yes it has additives and tastes artificial. However for the money it’s not that bad, I could think of many others that would be worse.

Tequila Savant
275 ratings
  • 64 Rating

NOM 1173. Holy additive punch bowl. So much fake flavor. Originally it tasted good but after trying much better additive free tequila such as ArteNom 1146, it's a drain pour.

Tequila Ninja
128 ratings
  • 63 Rating

NOM 1173 Some flavors of caramel and oak, but otherwise overpowered by artificial sweetness. Taste and texture seems very thin and watery, and the finish is short and sweet. That is: short, and sweet like cotton candy. Stay away.

Tequila Honey Badger
1364 ratings
  • 62 Rating

NOM 1173 | This is awful. Thick, syrupy, glycerin manipulated for mouthfeel. Sweet on the palate with a fake cinnamon presence makes this a solid disappointment. Not sure the point of contracting with Santa Lucia to produce this... well to make money for both obviously but as a spirit? No. The previous añejos though not world changers were at least decent, subjectively natural products. This is not that and in fact is more in line with the whole current bullshit in tequila, skirting the rules and changing what a whole generation thinks tequila even is. It IS $20 for a liter, which is cheaper than sustainability, even for Costco.

Tequila Boss
506 ratings
  • 84 Rating

Is there anything Kirkland doesn’t do well? Loads of agave from start to finish, that’s not the norm for Anejo’s and a nice surprise. Heavy oak on the back end that reminds me of a port or dessert wine, not something to begin the evening with.

Tequila Ninja
161 ratings
  • 75 Rating

Strong up-front notes of cooked agave and celery. Black pepper, burnt sugar and bourbon finish. Strong butter on the nose. Nice juice for $20.

Tequila Savant
214 ratings
  • 67 Rating

NOM 1472 | NOM 1472. NOM 1472. The price makes it drinkable lol

Tequila Honey Badger
1364 ratings
  • 75 Rating

NOM 1472 | This rating is for the old bottlings from NOM1472 in the taller square bottle. A pretty good añejo for the price of 20-22 bucks for a liter. My bourbon drinking friends like to drink this as do I for the simple fact that it has a lot of bourbon elements going on. Oak, caramel, vanilla all combine to make reminders of the barrels used to age this spirit. Not really any agave which is probably the point. Scored down for that.

Tequila Savant
276 ratings
  • 40 Rating

NOM 1472 | I'm not really sure what to do with this. It's a low-end añejo, but priced at a value. I wouldn't serve it as a sipper and I prefer blancos or certain repos for margaritas. My mom would mix it with Coke. I could drop it in a coffee or a mocha, or infuse it with espresso. I'm just getting too much astringent/antiseptic to want this añejo to be the primary flavor in my glass.

Tequila Warrior
42 ratings
  • 81 Rating

Aroma: Cooked agave, vanilla and oak Flavor: Sweet, smooth, cooked agave and vanilla Finish: Smooth finish and a bit of artificial sweetener Too sweet for my taste as a sipper but great for a margarita with light agave nectar, fresh lime juice and a splash of water.

Tequila Fan
1 ratings
  • 88 Rating

As someone whom does not sip ANY tequila, this one was quite sippable even for me. Granted I have not been able to try G4 or other highly recommended and high dollar sippers. I'm cheap since I always mix. I mix all tequila I drink with gingerale, Vernors Zero sugar specifically. This stuff was phenomenal for that. Vanilla was the primary flavor that came through whether drinking it neat or mixing it. Then there is the value to talk about as well. $45 US for a whole liter, I've been paying that for a 750 liter bottle of the Milagro Anejo I've been drinking lately and it's not nearly as smooth.

Tequila Phenom
356 ratings
  • 75 Rating

NOM 1173 | Let’s start with value….Good price. Price improves score. Consider this component when you actually search for a good sipping tequila. Another artificial improvement in score is the “recommend” section. 5 or 0 is not fair. I would give it a 2 but that choice doesn’t exist. Aroma is sweet and vanilla. Not caramel or butterscotch. It’s vanilla. The vanilla carries through to the taste with a slight hint of oak and agave. (Very slight). The finish is medium length and oily. There’s a lingering burnt flavor after the sweet vanilla. A positive is that there is no alcohol burn. Another positive is that this may mix well with cocktails. (Adjust your cocktails for the sweetness). Is this a good sipping tequila? No. It fills a market niche but it’s not what you reach for when friends are over.

Tequila Lover
13 ratings
  • 85 Rating

Great for tequila old fashioned.

Tequila Freak
25 ratings
  • 85 Rating

NOM 1173 | Great value for $ Nose carmel l, butterscotch vanilla earth agave Carmel Vanilla agave oak smooth finish

Tequila Enthusiast
7 ratings
  • 82 Rating

NOM 1173 | Not really an anejo, more like a great reposado. Agave is the strongest flavor. Purchased in Florida 12/2023.

Tequila Enthusiast
6 ratings
  • 81 Rating

NOM 1173 | Tastes like rum

Tequila Enthusiast
5 ratings
  • 65 Rating

Super sweet. Smells like vanilla. Tastes like vanilla cake with caramel

Tequila Maniac
37 ratings
  • 83 Rating

NOM 1173 | Caramel Oak Agave Char Honey Light vanilla

Tequila Ninja
136 ratings
  • 72 Rating

The taste is good with flavor. Lack of agave for me. But dried fruit, oak, strong vanilla. Good value.

Tequila Fan
2 ratings
  • 81 Rating

I know the Kirkland Anjeo has additives and is sweeter than better quality Anjeo(s) but it is easy drinking and a decent tequila for the price.

Tequila Lover
12 ratings
  • 97 Rating

Yeah, really enjoying this! some strong notes of honey and really sweet. Right up my alley.

Tequila Connoisseur
64 ratings
  • 91 Rating

Very fruit forward. Lovely vanilla nose. Finishes slightly smooth, but not too sweet.

Tequila Aficionado
51 ratings
  • 78 Rating

nose:sweet agave, oak, chocolate taste: sweet agave, chocolate, with hints of caramel and oak finish: sweet agave, oak, anise, bourbon additive anejo with great value

Tequila Ninja
127 ratings
  • 82 Rating

With all the Anejo's out there that are rated higher that have the same additives with the same basic taste structure, this one at this price is an amazing deal at under 30 bucks for a liter. If you like that type of tequila you will love this. I was impressed as I compared it to more expensive options of the same type of taste profile. There is certainly a bump in the rating for value. Negative is there is not much agave on nose or taste

Tequila Maniac
36 ratings
  • 75 Rating

NOM 1173 | Loads of caramel and vanilla. Tastes like a dupe of the Casamigos Añejo. Definitely has that overly sweetness of an additive tequila but still very good for the price. Nice finish and excellent value.

Other news & reviews

Additional news and perspectives about

Ryan Kelley
Mar 06, 2010

Kirkland Signature Anejo Tequila from Costco - you get what you pay for

Even more exciting is the price: a 1 liter bottle will only set you back $23.99. What a steal!