Costco Wholesale Corporation Profile

Costco sells whisky under its private label, Kirkland Signature, which was introduced in 1992. The name comes from the then location of its headquarters in Kirkland, Washington.

The company sells a range of single malt Scotch whiskies from various regions, including 12-, 16-, 20- and 25-year-old expressions, as well as some blended Scotch whisky. The widest range of Kirkland Signature Scotch whisky is available in Costco’s home market of the US.

Costco Wholesale Corporation History

Costco’s origins starts with two separate companies: Price Club, started in San Diego by Sol and Robert Price in 1976, and Costco, started in Seattle by James Sinegal and Jeffrey H. Brotman in 1983.

In 1993, Costco and Price Club merged to create PriceCostCo with a combined 206 locations. The combined company was run by executives from both firms until 1994, when the Prices left to open a retail warehouse club in Central and South America.

In 1997, the company rebranded as Costco Wholesale Corporation and all Price Club stores were rebranded.

As of 2017, Costco has 727 warehouses worldwide across 10 countries.

Distilleries & Brands


Costco Wholesale Corporation
999 Lake Drive
United States

See also

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    US owner of The BenRiach Distillery Company, and producer of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey.

  • Usquaebach Usquaebach Usquaebach Brand


    First produced in Victorian Inverness, this blended Scotch has established a following Stateside.

  • Beam Suntory Beam Suntory Beam Suntory Distiller & blender

    Beam Suntory

    Japanese brewing and distilling group.

  • Alexander Murray & Co Alexander Murray & Co Alexander Murray & Co Independent bottler

    Alexander Murray & Co

    Independent bottling company based in California that’s run by Scotsman Steve Lipp.

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