Friday, August 22, 2014
New Whiskey Labels: Compass Box, Jim Beam Bonded and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Benromach cleared a label for a five year old whisky.
Springbank cleared a US label for a single cask bottling of the new 21 year old which was released in the UK earlier this year. It was distilled in 1993 and aged in a rum cask.
Cutty Sark cleared a label for a 33 year old listed as a limited edition of 3,456 bottles.
Compass Box issues a label for The Lost Blend, a blended malt intended to resemble their old Eleuthera blend. It's comprised of malts from Clynelish, Caol Ila and Allt-a-Bhainne.
Jim Beam cleared a label for Jim Beam Bonded, a bottled in bond bourbon that has been available in Australia but not in the US.
In the annoying age statements department, I've long been perturbed at the proliferation of "less than __ year old" age statements on American whiskeys, but here's a new one. South Carolina bottler Terressentia cleared a label for O.Z. Tyler Small Batch Reserve (Wow! Small batch and reserve) Bourbon and Rye in which the front label says "aged less than two years" while the back label says, in much smaller print, "aged at least 6 mo."
Note: The fact that a label appears on the TTB database does not necessarily mean it will be produced. In addition, some details on the label, such as proof, can change in the final product.