Friday, May 22, 2015
New Whiskey Labels: Parker's Heritage, Laphroaig, Green Spot and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Heaven Hill released the label for this year's Parker's Heritage Collection, an eight year old straight malt whiskey with a mashbill of 65% barley and 35% corn, bottled at 108 proof.
Beam Suntory released a label for a cask strength, 32 year old Laphroaig aged in Oloroso sherry casks.
Balvenie released a number of new labels including Batch 2 of their Tun 1509 and a new series called DCS (for the Balvenie's David C. Stewart) Compendium. This series will apparently include five "chapters," the first of which is a series of whiskies aged in refill American oak and includes the following vintages: 1968, 1978, 1985, 1997, and 2005.
Pernod Ricard cleared a label for Green Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey finished in Bordeaux casks.
Compass Box cleared a label for the newest of edition of their Flaming Heart blended malt, to be bottled in July.
Glenfiddich cleared a label for Bourbon Barrel Reserve, aged 14 years in bourbon casks and finished in American new charred oak.
Fans of paying a premium for mystery whiskey are in luck, Prometheus is headed for our shores. The 26 year old single malt from an undisclosed distillery goes for almost $600 overseas.
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.