Friday, August 28, 2015
New Whiskey Labels: Ghosts and Earthquakes
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Weird of the Week: Boone County Distilling's Eighteen 33 Bourbon was made to celebrate the heritage of early distillers in Boone County, Kentucky. And what better way to honor early Kentucky distillers then to bottle an Indiana bourbon? Oh, and apparently, it's made by ghosts.
Disaster of the Week: In the disaster whiskey category, we've seen snow storms, fires and tornadoes. I suppose it was only a matter of time before the first earthquake whiskey appeared on the shelf, and here it is: Hooker's House Epicenter, whiskeys that "hung precariously" and "mico vibrated" during last year's 6.0 earthquake in Northern California. I'm taking bids on the next disaster whiskey - maybe an El Niño surviving whiskey?
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.