Friday, August 15, 2014
New Whiskey Labels: Scotch, Japanese and Spanish Whiskies
Another new Chichibu label cleared for a three year old peated single malt from the young Japanese distillery. (They cleared another label back in July).
Glenmorangie cleared a label for the Taghta, a non age statement whisky finished in Manzanilla sherry casks.
Bruichladdich cleared labels for Port Charlotte Islay Barley and Octomore Islay Barley, made with local barley with six farms listed on the Port Charlotte label.
I'm a big fan of Nicolas Palazzi, who seeks out great brandies, rums and other spirits and brings them to the US. He cleared some interesting labels this week under the Navazos Palazzi label, his project with sherry bottlers Equipo Navazos: a Spanish malt whisky and a Spanish grain whisky, made mostly from corn, both aged in sherry casks.
Fantasy Whisky: In the world of Scotch, closed distilleries are popular as are recreations of old whiskies, usually based on a few rare samples, but I don't think I've ever seen a "recreation" of a whisky from a closed distillery that no one has ever tasted...until now. According to the label for the new Benachie blended malt whisky, it was named for a distillery that closed in 1913 based on how it "might have tasted." How long until we get a Malt Mill along the same lines?