A company with many New York locations is offering customers a full refund after many said a popular drink "tasted terrible."

Costco is confirming it's offering customers a full refund for its Kirkland Signature American Vodka.

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The company confirmed to PEOPLE that customers who bought the vodka between June 12 and August 10 can get a full refund.

"It has come to our attention that the taste profile of units marked with certain lot codes may not have met the expected profile normally consistent with this product. While not a food safety issue, this does not meet our quality expectations," Costco said in a statement.

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Customers Report Odd Tasting Vodka


Before the refund was announced many took to social media to write that the vodka tasted different.

"I’ve been purchasing Kirkland vodka for years. I got a new bottle this week and it tasted and smelled like Flinstone vitamins," one Reddit user wrote. "I returned the bottle thinking something was wrong with it and got a new one. Same thing!"

Others said it "tasted terrible" had a "weird chemical taste" or "tasted like No. 2 diesel. fuel.

What Vodka Is Eligible For A Full Refund

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The impacted Kirkland Signature American Vodka includes the following lot codes:

The lot codes are found on the lower portion of the bottle.

  • 23-0942,
  • 23-0944,
  • 23-0953,
  • 23-0956,
  • 23-0966,
  • 23-0973,
  • 23-0976,
  • 23-0979,
  • 23-0985,
  • 23-0988,
  • 23-1030,
  • 23-1058,
  • 23-1037,
  • 23-1042,
  • 23-1044,
  • 23-1048,
  • 23-1059,
  • 23-1060,
  • 23-1068,
  • 23-1069,
  • 23-1075,
  • 23-1076,
  • 23-1072,
  • 23-1081,
  • 23-1078,
  • 23-1080,
  • 23-1079

"If you purchased this item with one of the affected lot codes and are not satisfied, please return it to your local Costco for a full refund," Costoc said. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused."

The company has pulled all of the remaining impacted Vodka bottles from store shelves.




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