Friday, May 8, 2015
New Whiskey Labels: Laphroaig, Ledaig, Old Wild Turkey and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Beam released a new label for the 2015 Laphroaig Cairdeas commemorating the distillery's two hundredth anniversary.
A label cleared for a 42 year old Ledaig, the peated malt from the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull.
Wild Turkey cleared a label for a new expression of Russell's Reserve bourbon, distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2015. That would make it the oldest Wild Turkey expression in quite a while (assuming it's been in the barrel that whole time).
High West cleared a label for a new version of its popular, 16 year old Rocky Mountain Rye. Whereas the previous version came from the Barton Distillery, High West reports that this new version is a blend of a 16 year old Barton rye and a 17 year old LDI (Seagram's) rye. It will be a small release that will likely be available only in Utah.
Luxco Company, a St. Louis bottler, recently bought 50% of the Limestone Branch distillery in Kentucky and announced they would make it the home of the old Yellowstone brand. Now they have released a label for a seven year old, 105 proof Yellowstone Bourbon. The new bourbon is is a vatting of three Kentucky bourbons: a 12 year old rye recipe, a 7 year old rye recipe and a 7 year old wheated bourbon. While the bourbon is bottled at Limestone Branch, it is distilled elsewhere.
Here's a Heaven Hill label for something called Evan Williams Master Blend which is helpfully described as a "masterful blend of various expressions." It looks like a gift shop item.
Diageo cleared a label for a 12 year old Port Dundas single grain whiskey.
Gordon & MacPhail cleared a label for a 32 year old St. Magdalene.
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.