Costco Kettle Creek Limited Edition Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Review

A hint of bourbon!

Please note that this review was not paid for or sponsored by any third party. I purchased this product with my own money and the opinions in this review are strictly my own. I am not affiliated with Costco or any of its suppliers. I am just a fan of the company. I write these reviews to help my fellow shoppers.

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I made pulled pork over the weekend using this new Kettle Creek Limited Edition Bourbon Barbecue Sauce we picked up from Costco! Today I’m reviewing it on the blog for all those barbecue sauce lovers out there.


Both my husband and I agreed this isn’t our favorite barbecue sauce and we prefer the taste of Bulls-Eye Barbecue Sauce from Costco. The Kettle Creek Limited Edition Bourbon Barbecue Sauce has a strong tomato flavor and vinegar flavor. It tastes similar to a less sweet, more vinegar-y flavored ketchup with a hint of bourbon. There’s a very mild smokiness to it as well. Overall I found the barbecue sauce to be slightly lacking in flavor but I think any individual who likes bourbon and a less sweet, more tomato-y barbecue sauce might enjoy this.


I purchase the two-pack of Kettle Creek Limited Edition Bourbon Barbecue Sauce for $6.99 Canadian which is actually very reasonable for two 700 ml barbecue sauces that claim to be high quality!


This worked well on pulled pork, you could also put it on burgers and chicken or use it as a dipping sauce. It might be okay on steak but personally wouldn’t put it on my steak and I would stick to using it on burgers, chicken or pork. The sauce comes in a two pack so if you really dislike it, you’re stuck with two but with Costco’s generous return policy you could probably return it if you disliked it that much. The best before date is well over a year from the date I purchased the barbecue sauce.

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Two tablespoons is 35 calories, seven grams of sugar, 0.2 grams of protein, eight grams of carbohydrates, and zero grams of fat. The ingredients list is also quite simple and doesn’t have a large amount of chemicals or additives.

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I didn’t absolutely love this barbecue sauce but I also am not the hugest fan of bourbon and prefer a sweeter smokier barbecue sauce.

Taste: 6.5/10

Cost: 9/10

Convenience: 9/10

Nutrition: 2/10

Do you enjoy the taste of bourbon? What’s your all-time favorite barbecue sauce?

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8 thoughts on “Costco Kettle Creek Limited Edition Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Review”

  1. I agree… just wish I had bought more when Costco had it in stock ….the best BBQ sauce I have ever used! Who sells it?

  2. Where can I get this Kettle Creek Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. I use to get it at Costco. They are not carrying any longer. Where can I get it? I live in Niagara Falls. Canada.

  3. I have never loved a BBQ sauce as much as this, but finally checked with Customer Service at Costco & it’s off their list! I need to find out where I can buy it, as I hate sweet BBQ sauce…this one was perfect for my taste!

  4. This is the best BBQ Sauce ever, not to spicy and not to sweet. Just need to keep it out on the west coast some how.


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