Thursday, July 3, 2014
New Whiskey Labels: Balvenie, Craigellachie, Balcones and some Brandies
It looks like Balvenie's popular Tun 1401 will be joined by Tun 1509. Unlike the 1401, this new whisky's label doesn't have any details about its components.
This week saw label approvals for a new line of malts from Craigellachie. A Speyside malt that is mostly made for use in Dewer's, Craigellachie's only regular bottling has been a 14 year old that isn't available in the U.S., but labels were cleared for a 13, 17, 23 and 31 year old.
Balcones Distillery in Texas cleared a label for a single malt finished in French oak casks.
There's another new Germain-Robin label for the brandy lovers out there; the Small Blend No. 1 is a blend of Colombard and Pinot Noir brandies, the youngest of which is 17 years old.
The George Washington Distillery at Mt. Vernon, which has previously made rye whiskey, cleared a label for an apple brandy.