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?


Andrew said...

I know that TTB labela usually have place holders for factual information, but with Bruichladdich I wouldn't be surprised if they managed to get a ppm of 258 like the label says.

My Annoying Opinions said...

re Fantasy Whisky: Isn't that the premise of all those Lost Distilleries releases?

David D said...

I've tasted all the Lost Distillery whiskies and they're all really, really good. The only reason we don't have them right now is because of all the K&L Exclusive stuff we have. The whiskies are super legit, no matter how you feel about the marketing aspect. OG and I were both quite surprised.

sku said...

MAO, it is, but do they all phrase it in that way. I hadn't seen that before. The wording sounded particularly silly to me.