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Costco BM Kirkland Signature 20 year Single Malt scotch whisky for $44.99

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Last Edited by tcpoob December 3, 2012 at 09:55 PM
This years edition of Costco KS private label single malt is available in some stores in MA. Price $44.99 per 750ml bottle. It is aged 20 years and sherry cask finished. Seems like a great deal for the age for fellow SDers. If you've tried it, please share some tasting notes here.
  • Costco Item Number 650728
  • You usually don't need Costco membership if you are only buying liquor. At least where I am, no surcharge either, you pay the same as us members.
  • Due to state liquor regulations etc, some Costco liquor stores are operated by independent liquor/wine shops that may/can not carry Costco KS private label products
  • Call your stores ahead to verify availability if in doubt

Macallan was shown as the distillery in last year's version but the price was about twice as much. This year they might have gotten this from a different Speyside source.

Cheers.
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Last Edited by rdeca December 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Membership Requirements
State Unknown - No Costco membership card is required.You must go to customer service and tell them you need a pass to buy Alcohol. You are allowed 2 bottles per person.
MA - No membership card required. At least in Waltham, just go in the exit. If anybody asks, tell them you're going to the liquor store.
CT (Enfield at least) - No Costco brand liquor on-site, liquor store is an independent business.
CA - No membership card required. You must go to customer service and tell them you need a pass to buy Alcohol.

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SKU 650728 $44.99

Kansas City, MO - 12/16. Still had about 60 bottles left.
Las Vegas has a pallet of three high as of 12/9.

San Leandro, CA to receive shipment 12/4


San Diego, CA Morena Blvd had 4 pallets on 12/17.

Cypress, CA has >300 bottles 12/7

Brookfield, CT has lots of bottles. I was able to buy 6 bottles.

Vancouver, WA - Both stores have 132 o order as of 12/5/12 and expect to receive them by Christmas

Mountain View, CA - Two pallet high stacks available as of 12/7 as of 12/11 300 "units"

San Francisco, CA -at least one full case of them and a few loose ones mixed in with the 15 year Kirkland bottles- on 12-11-12

sunnyvale, CA didn't see any, only 15year old

Foster City store has 15 and 20 yr in stock.

Not available in any Michigan Costco stores

Not available in any Iowa Costco locations (stupid state import laws)

20 yr Avail in Maplewood, MN as of 12/4/2012 but running low
Maplewood has at least 3 cases as of 12/17/2012

Sold out Waltham, MA, as of 12/6

Sold out Danvers, MA , as of 12/11 night

Available in AVON, MA AS OF THIS MORNING 12/8, 128 BOTTLES

Marina Del Rey, CA (Culver City Store) In Stock for 20 year and 15 year

Available in multiple Phoenix locations (reported 12/6-12/7)

Mission Valley San Diego, only 15yo now, mgr expecting 500 units of 20yr by 12/14

San Jose, CA (Coleman Ave) - Had 3 pallets or so stacked near the baked goods section as of 10AM (12/8)
San Jose, CA (Automation Parkway) had a lot today 12/12
San Jose, CA (Almaden Expressway & Blossom Hill) had a few pallets today 12/12

As of noon today, the new Washington DC store has a pallet about chest high, and the manager of the wine & spirits section told me she was expecting more throughout the season (12/8) - Just picked up 2 bottles at this store they had 3 pallets on the end cap (12/12)

Burbank, CA - 20yr in stock as of 12/7

Oxnard, Ca. ~15 bottles left. 207 bottles delivered on 12/9

Vallejo, CA- 8-10 Cases as of 12/9

Southwest Denver, CO - More than 150 bottles remaining

Sun Prairie (Madison), WI - as of 12/12, more than 150 bottles

Edison, NJ - 8-10 cases as of 12/12

Is there anyone who knows the normal/regular price for this bottle please?

Azuza, CA : 300+ bottles available as of 12/15

Brookfield CT : 12 cases at 3pm 12/15

Livermore , CA has 400+ bottles still in stock 12/15 4.30 pm PST

Seattle, WA 4th Ave has 2 pallets left 12/16

Montebello, CA has 2 pallets of 20yrs scotch and about 50 bottles of Maccallen 12/16

Rancho Cordova (Sacramento Area) has plenty. At least 12 cases worth. 12/17 2pm

Burlington, WA had a dozen bottles left on 12/19 11am

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#766
I drink a fair amount of single malt scotch, and finally got around to trying the Kirkland. If this was truly 20-year-old Macallan, $46 would be a steal, but the Kirkland is nothing special. It's not bad, but the flavor is nowhere near as complex as a high quality 20-year-old single malt. It's more comparable to a Balvenie Doublewood 12, but even the Balvenie has more depth of flavor. For a similar price at a discount store, you can get a Glenlivet 18, Glenfiddich 15 Solera, or Oban 14, all of which are superior malts. If you were to try all four of those and then take a sip of the Kirkland, it would come in a distant fourth place. Heck, a bottle of Glenlivet 12 at $28 from Costco would be a tight contest. The Kirkland is not bad but it is also not anything approaching a great bargain.
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Quote from PhxHorn View Post :
If this was truly 20-year-old Macallan, $46 would be a steal, but the Kirkland is nothing special
Yeah, since just an 18 year-old goes for about $150 a bottle
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There is a similar bottle at Sam's club for $76 - 19 year Glen Taite. I am curious as to the quality and taste. I know that independent bottlings sometimes produce great product that may even be superior to the original distillery. Just not sure how much time goes into the mixing of the malts and quality of the final product.

Anyone have any feedback or remarks on the quality of the Macallan bottlings from Alexander Murray?

http://alexandermurray.com/
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Bought one because of the hype here. Cost $59.99. Thanks to WA outregeous tax, comes out to be around $78
That is ridiculous !
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#770
The thread that just keeps on kickin'
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#771
Picked up 2 bottles of both 20 minutes ago.

Since both bottles are distributed by the ubiquitous Alexander Murray & Co, regardless of what any CostCo wine guys says, if the 20 year was Distilled at Macallan, it would say so just as the 15 year does. But for $45, how bad a deal can it be.
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Does anyone know if MD Costo's have these.
We dont have liquor in VA in any store except state operated VABC
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#773
So glenlivet 12 is the better deal?
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Quote from errr View Post :
Just came back from Kirkland, WA Costco, and they easily have 200 bottles on the floor.

Bought one because of the hype here. Cost $59.99. Thanks to WA outregeous tax, comes out to be around $78.

Cracked it open and tried it.... Its allright I guess. I am not a scotch drinker so I dont have anything to benchmark it againts. Definitely can taste the Oak. Smells nice Smilie
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That is ridiculous !
That's WA for you, thanks to the distributors who have a duopoly.

My liquor cabinet is full of CA purchased bottles thanks to flying back to cali often and you can bring back up to 5L of liquor at a time (2x1.75L and 2x0.75L)
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#775
The 20 year old KS scotch showed up in the Danvers Costco - they were out of it during the holidays so I was surprised to see it there this past weekend. They only have a few boxes on the shelf.
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#776
Found the 20 yr KS in the San Francisco Costco today. They have 20+ cases of them. Same $45 price.
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#777
The Kirkland Rum is pretty good. I haven't tried the Whisky yet, thought the $28 Glenlivet 12 would be good enough and it was pretty good.
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Quote from gottum_m View Post :
Does anyone know if MD Costo's have these.
We dont have liquor in VA in any store except state operated VABC
Don't think any liquor at all in MD, but they have them at the new DC store.
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A lot in moreno valley, ca
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Quote from gottum_m View Post :
Does anyone know if MD Costo's have these.
We dont have liquor in VA in any store except state operated VABC
No liquor in the one north of Baltimore, I go to the one in DE in Christiana, which rules, but I have yet to see this Scotch there.
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