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Costco begins sourcing from Barton 1792 for three new Kirkland Signature bourbon expressions

TL;DR

Bottler
Style
Kentucky Straight Bourbon
Distribution
Costco
Proof
92, 100, and 120 proof

Costco is well-known for their extremely reasonable prices and high quality of their in-house branded liquors. It's no secret that Costco often sources from some of the best producers for their wine and spirits products, but rarely reveals the actual source of those products (as Costco doesn't themselves distill spirits).

In a surprising break with that tradition, a new batch of labels suggests that Costco is not only hinting at that source, but displaying it prominently on its labels.

Three new Kirkland Signature-branded bourbons are coming in partnership with Barton 1792. It's unclear if this will replace Costco's current 7-year Tennessee bourbon (they've  also sourced from Kentucky in the past), but these new releases will offer members a way to try three different expressions, all in 1-liter bottles:

  • Kirkland Signature Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: 92 proof
  • Kirkland Signature Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: 100 proof
  • Kirkland Signature Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey: 120 proof

No additional information about pricing or availabilty yet (see update below) , but expect to see these on shelves in the next few months.

Update 5/17/2021: Costco has officially launched these new expressions. Pricing will likely vary from store to store, but these will release on a rotating basis starting in June with the Small Batch in select locations and limited quantities. 


Small Batch

Kirkland Signature Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - front label

Kirkland Signature Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Kirkland Signature Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - back label

Kirkland Signature Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - tax strip


Bottled in Bond

Kirkland Signature Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - Front labelKirkland Signature Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - label

Kirkland Signature Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - back label

Kirkland Signature Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - tax strip


Single Barrel

Kirkland Signature Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - front labelKirkland Signature Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - label

Kirkland Signature Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - back label

Kirkland Signature Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey - tax strip

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