The Costco Liquor Cabinet: A Costco Alcohol, Wine, Beer, & Spirits Price List

Costco has long been known for selling bulk quantities of high quality foods and other consumables at discount prices. And those discounts are even sweeter when they are packaged with the Costco store brand – Kirkland Signature.




As a decade-plus Costco customer and occasional beer, wine, and spirits consumer (responsibly and in moderation, of course), I had always found the Costco liquor selection to be somewhat under-developed over the years. Fortunately, for frugal drinkers, that is no longer the case.

I have been pleasantly surprised to see that Costco has built out its Kirkland Signature liquor selection. In fact, it is now one of the benefits that makes Costco membership worth the cost for me. And I can always get a membership fee refund, if it’s not worth it.

What kind of alcohol does Costco sell? Unfortunately, there is (was) really no easy way to find out online what alcohol Costco sells and how much it costs. If you Google search for “Costco alcohol”, “Costco liquor”, “Costco spirits”, “Costco beer”, “Costco wine”, or the Kirkland Signature word variation of each, the first result is either this page or this page – both being dead blank pages with zero product info.

Your guess is as good as mine as to why Costco doesn’t want people to know what alcohol they sell or how much it costs, but given that it is such a mammoth company and their prices are favorable to similar brand-name marketed products, I can’t imagine it is an oversight. There could be a few possible factors at play, but I’ll leave the punditry to your imagination. Whatever the case, I decided to fill the void and create an “ultimate guide” to Costco’s alcohol selection. I sought out the answers to the following questions:

  1. Can you buy alcohol at Costco without a membership?
  2. What types of Kirkland Signature house brand beer, wine, and spirits does Costco sell?
  3. What are the volume quantities for Costco Kirkland alcohol?
  4. How much does Costco Kirkland alcohol cost?
  5. Who makes Kirkland Signature beer, wine, and spirits?

Before we continue, I think it’s important to note that, in my view, alcohol is purely a luxury item – nowhere near being a necessity. If you have a negative or tiny personal savings rate, high-interest debt, or any sort of a drinking problem – you’d best avoid the stuff altogether.

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Can you Buy Alcohol at Costco Without a Membership?

Let’s address this first. Legal drinking age is not the only factor at play in buying alcohol at Costco. As I highlighted in my how to shop at Costco without a membership post, it appears that buying alcohol at Costco is one of the few exceptions where you may not need a membership to purchase. At a minimum, the following states have had laws in place that require shopping membership clubs to sell alcohol to the general public without membership:

  • Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Vermont

There are varying reports on whether Costco has adopted the same policy in other states. Your mileage may vary.

On to the aisle…

Note that cost and selection may vary by location and by date.

Costco Kirkland Signature American Vodka

  • Price: $16.99
  • Volume: 1.75L
  • Proof: 40% alc./vol. (80 Proof)
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: Fairmont Ltd. Mira Loma, CA
  • Notes & Description: I’ve purchased – and it’s a solid, smooth vodka. Distilled 6 times and “offers an extraordinarily smooth mildly sweet finish”.

Costco Vodka

Costco Kirkland Signature French Vodka

  • Price: $24.99
  • Volume: 1.75L
  • Proof: alc./vol. ( Proof)
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Importer: Misa Imports Inc. Dallas, TX
  • Maker: Distilleria de Gayant bottles in same region as Grey Goose. But rumor is they are not made by the same manufacturer.
  • Notes & Description: distilled 5 times. “Aromatically clean and elegant, finishes smoothly with appealing balance and style”.

Costco French Vodka

Costco Kirkland Signature Canadian Whisky

  • Price: $27.39
  • Volume: 1.75L
  • Proof: 40$ alc./vol. (80 proof)
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Importer: Wide World Importers. Louisville, KY
  • Maker: Crown Royal (according to popular internet opinion)
  • Notes & Description: I’ve purchased and really enjoy the Kirkland Canadian Whisky. Aged 6 years in white oak. “This whisky is velvety smooth with an enourmous boquet of complex vanilla, honey, spice, and toasted oak aromas. The initial sweet nutty character is followed by a rich creamy taste with a slightly spicy finish”.

Costco Canadian Whisky

Costco Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch Whisky

  • Price: $22.99
  • Volume: 1.75L
  • Proof: 40% alc./vol. (80 Proof)
  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Importer: Misa Imports, Inc. Dallas, TX
  • Maker: Alexander Murray & Co.
  • Notes & Description: “the aged malt and grain whiskies in this Kirkland Signature Scotch Whisky are carefully blended to evoke aromas of dried fruit, with a slightly sweet, malty taste, which gives way to a long, gently warming finish”.

Costco Blended Scotch Whisky

Costco Kirkland Signature Blended Scotch Whisky – Aged 12 Years

  • Price: $52.99
  • Volume: 1.75L
  • Proof: 40% alc./vol. (80 Proof)
  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Importer: Misa Imports Inc. Dallas, TX
  • Maker: Alexander Murray & Co.
  • Notes & Description: “this Kirkland Signature 12-year old blended scotch whisky is a distinctive marriage of single malt and grain whiskies that have been matured in oak casks for a minimum of 12 years. Notes of caramel, spice, and smoky peat prevail on the nose and palate before a long, smooth finish”.

Costco Blended Scotch Whisky - 12 Years

Costco Kirkland Signature Añejo Tequila

  • Price: $27.99
  • Volume: 1L
  • Proof: 40% alc./vol. (80 Proof)
  • Country of Origin: Mexico
  • Importer: Misa Imports Inc. Dallas, TX
  • Maker: Fabrica de Tequilas Finos, S.A. de C.V.
  • Notes & Description: “made from 100% blue agave. It is double-distilled and aged to perfection in American Oak barrels in the traditional, old-world methods. This Kirkland Signature spirit provides an exceptional taste taste with an ultra-smooth finish”.

Costco Tequila

Costco Kirkland Signature London Dry Gin

  • Price: $25.49
  • Volume: 1.75L
  • Proof: 44% alc./vol. (88 Proof)
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: DC Flynt MW Domaines & Estates. Fairfield, CA
  • Notes & Description: I’ve purchased – this is a good gin – with a little bite to it. “Our master distillers take the small batch approach in crafting this classic London dry gin. They use copper pot stills and distill five times using aromatic botanicals that are clean and pure, with notes of juniper and zesty, lemon-orange citrus”.

Costco Gin

Costco Kirkland Signature XO Cognac

  • Price: $67.99
  • Volume: 750ML
  • Proof: 40% alc./vol. (80 Proof)
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Importer: Misa Imports Inc.
  • Maker: Peyrat-Associés & CIE
  • Notes & Description: “aged 12 to 21 years in French oak barrels. Full-bdied with aromas of oak, vanilla and dried fruit. Flavors of honey, chocolate, and almond on the palate lead to a smooth finished”.

Costco Cognac

Costco Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum

  • Price: $19.69
  • Volume: 1.75L
  • Proof: 46% alc./vol. (92 Proof)
  • Country of Origin: St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
  • Importer: Fairmont, Ltd. Mira Loma, CA
  • Maker: Jim Beam
  • Notes & Description: “patiently crafted and distilled 5 times on the Island of St. Croix from the first pressing of virgin sugar cane grown in rich soil and tropical sunlight”.

Costco Spiced Rum

Costco Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Price: $9.99
  • Volume: 750ML
  • Proof: 13.6% alc./vol.
  • Country of Origin: USA (Sonoma, CA)
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: “the complex aromas of plum and raspberry are enhanced by notes of espresso. The ripe, juicy palate displays bright cherry fruit, licorice, and mocha, while the rich fruit notes skillfully combine with firm oak tannins”.

Costco Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Kirkland Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

  • Price: $8.99
  • Volume: 750 ML
  • Proof: 14.9% alc./vol.
  • Country of Origin: USA, (Columbia Valley, WA)
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: “gentle fermentation extracted soft, round tannins, while emphasizing the black cherry notes of Merlot, and the ripe black currant characteristics of Cabernet Sauvignon”.

Costco Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

Costco Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut

  • Price: $19.99
  • Volume: 1.5L
  • Proof: 12% alc./vol.
  • Country of Origin: France
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: “a classic champagne. Bright, elegant, and intense. Made from a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay”.

Costco Champagne Brut

Costco Kirkland Signature Chardonnay

  • Price: $7.99
  • Volume: 1.5L
  • Proof: 13% alc./vol.
  • Country of Origin: USA (CA)
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: “vibrant tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and mango surrounded by fresh notes of peach, brisk green apple and sweet citrus, which is polished to a toasty oak finish of honey and butterscotch”.

Costco Chardonnay

Costco Kirkland Signature Chardonnay (Sonoma)

  • Price: $6.99
  • Volume: 750 ML
  • Proof: 13.5% alc./vol.
  • Country of Origin: USA (Sonoma, CA)
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: “rich and ripe fruit flavors of apple, pear, and citrus notes with hints of vanilla and spice. Balanced and easy to drink. Remarkably consistent taste profile across every vintage”.

Costco Chardonnay Sonoma

Costco Kirkland Signature Malbec

  • Price: $6.99
  • Volume: 750ML
  • Proof: 13.5% alc./vol. ( Proof)
  • Country of Origin: Argentina (Mendoza)
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: ripe exotic fruit floral aromas with silky and bright flavors of red and black berries. An elegant finish with a charming balance of fruit and oak.

Costco Malbec

Costco Kirkland Signature Sauvignon Blanc

  • Price: $6.99
  • Volume: 750ML
  • Proof: 12.5% alc./vol.
  • Country of Origin: New Zealand (Marlborough)
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: “bright citrus notes are coupled with hints of mineral, ripe pear and green apple. Crisp acidity on the finish with a palate structure of sweet lemon and orange zest”.

Costco Sauvignon Blanc

Costco Kirkland Signature Beer, Variety Pack

  • Price: $19.99
  • Volume: 24 pack, 12 oz./ea.
  • Proof: alc./vol. varies
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Importer: n/a
  • Maker: varies
  • Notes & Description: includes a Session IPA, Kölsch German-Style Ale, Pale Ale, and India Pale Ale

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