Friday, July 10, 2015
New Whiskey Labels: Springbank, Ladyburn and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Springbank cleared labels for an 18 year old "fresh rum" cask whiskey and a 19 year old "fresh sherry" cask, a 19 year old refill bourbon cask, a 20 year old "fresh port" cask and a cask strength 12 year old Longrow finished for a year in "fresh New Zealand Pinot Noir casks." The Springbanks say they are exclusive bottlings for importer Pacific Edge Wine & Spirits while the Longrow will be available worldwide.
William Grant cleared a label for a 42 year old Ladyburn.
Glenlivet cleared a label for a NAS Nadurra finished in peated whiskey casks.
Woodford Reserve cleared labels for what a malt whiskey aged in used barrels and Double Double Oak, a bourbon finished in heavy toasted new oak. They are labeled "Distillery Series," so they could be gift shop items.
Hey Look, it's Old Scenter Bourbon...based on an old family recipe. How unique! Of course, they never tasted the old stuff, but they smartly imagined that it was "the perfect combination of corn, rye, and barley mashed together then aged in wood casks long enough." How long is long enough? Well, they knew it would probably have to age for "years at a time," but...oh screw it, we'll just bottle six month old MGP.
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.