Costco Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum Review

Spiced rum and coke is a popular mixed drink. Costco is known for its amazingly affordable and delicious booze. Is the Costco Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum worth picking up? How does it compare to Captain Morgan? Find out here!

Image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum bottle sitting on a deck outside with trees in the background.
Costco Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum.

Spiced rum isn’t my first choice for alcoholic drinks and I seldomly pick it over tequila but I’m on a mission to try all the Kirkland Signature liquors. I recently picked up this Costco spiced rum to review and also use to make Halloween cocktails!

Other Costco liquors I’ve reviewed are the Kirkland Signature Vodka, Kirkland Signature Scotch and Whiskey, Kirkland Signature Anejo Tequila, Kirkland Signature Silver Tequila, Kirkland Signature Premium Golden Margarita and the Kirkland Signature Strawberry Margarita.

Location in Store

You can find this in the Costco liquor store. The item number is 350913.


I did a taste test with the Costco rum versus Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum. I found the Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum a bit smoother than the Captain Morgan’s despite the much higher alcohol content. It has a really strong, almost artificial vanilla flavor and a buttery, sweet aroma.

Image of pineapple mule drink beverage in a moscow mule glass, sitting on a table.
The pineapple mule drink.

Mixed with coke, the Kirkland Spiced Rum has a stronger alcohol taste than the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, but it also seems to have a stronger artificial vanilla flavor. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum tastes smoother and less fake vanilla to me.

Photo of a glass of Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum and coke.
Kirkland Original Spiced Rum and Coke.

I made a new cocktail recipe called a Pineapple Mule from Captain Morgan’s website, the Kirkland Spiced Rum is a bit overpowering in the drink, though the drink is still quite tasty. I added extra pineapple juice and enjoyed it.

Photo of a miniature bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum.
The competition!


The 1.75-liter bottle of Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum costs $47.89 Canadian at Costco which is pretty reasonable for a decent-quality spiced rum.

Image of the Costco Spiced Rum bottle label showing that it's bottled by Sazerac Co.
The Costco Spiced Rum is bottled by Sazerac Co.

A 1.75-liter bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum costs $53.99 Canadian at my local liquor store, so the Costco brand rum is a tad cheaper!

Serving Suggestions

I don’t recommend this as a sipping rum but it works well in mixed drinks. Some drink suggestions are a dark and stormy, rum and coke, rum and ginger ale or rum and cream soda even!

Closeup image of the Costco Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum label on the bottle.
The Costco spiced rum has been distilled five times.

I think the vanilla flavor is very strong so whatever you’re mixing this spiced rum with, make sure it tastes okay with vanilla.


Taste: 7/10

Cost: 9/10


Give it a try!

This isn’t the kind of spiced rum I’m going to stow away for special occasions. It’s the kind of spiced rum I’d buy for a party or mix with soda. I prefer Captain Morgan over Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum, which is surprising because I find the Costco brand is usually my preferred choice.

Have you tried the Costco spiced rum? What do you think of it?

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15 thoughts on “Costco Kirkland Signature Original Spiced Rum Review”

  1. With the switch in producers from St. Croix to Kentucky, Costco has lost a long time spiced rum buyer. While it may be better than CM spiced, it now tastes like a “bottom shelf” no name rum. Although $14+ here in AZ, I’ll spend the few extra dollars for a better spiced rum. Although not available in Canada, the 12 year aged Kirkland Panama rum (not spiced) is a real gem on the taste buds and we’re already on our second bottle.

  2. I love the Kirkland Spiced Rum. My bar was this & light rum.
    I am sorry my Costco isn’t carrying it for over a year now.
    Are they going to bring it back?

  3. The Kirkland Spiced rum has a vanilla overtone and the characteristic sweet cane flavour of a spiced rum and you can’t beat the price point.
    I much prefer it over the taste of Captain Morgan, which I find rough and not worth purchasing despite its huge marketing share. My preferred Spiced Rum would be would be Sailor Jerrys which is far, far superior but also premium & pricey so can’t compare! In conclusion Kirkland over Captain Morgan by far!!!!!!!

    • I totally agree. I am not found of Captain Morgan’s. But live Kirkland.
      I even like it in my Mojitos. I don’t buy Captain Morgan because the taste.
      I wish Costco would bring it back into stock.

        • I agree I dislike captain Morgan but Kirkland isn’t to bad, not my first choice as I’m a whiskey guy but it’s not bad and is very drinkable. Side note the Kirkland whisky is really good and some of the best I’ve had in its price point much better then crown royal

  4. I really like the Costco spiced rum over Captain Morgan. My husband and I find the flavor smooth with nice spice and mixes well. Our favorite is mixing it with orange/ passion fruit juice. Our cost in Hawaii is $13.00


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