Friday, March 18, 2016
New Whiskey Labels: Old Forester, Compass Box, Laphroaig and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Brown Forman cleared a label for the 2016 Old Forester Birthday Bourbon and Old Forester 1910, an "old fine whisky."
Beam Suntory cleared a label for the 2016 Laphroaig Cairdeas which will be finished in Madeira casks.
Jack Daniel's cleared three labels for single barrel bourbon with different flavor descriptions: Full Bodied & Robust, Flavorful & Balanced and Sweet Forward.
Compass Box trolls the SWA with Enlightenment, an effort to "champion reason and liberty amongst those who regulate the world of Scotch Whisky."
Balcones cleared a label for Sangre Roja Single Malt.
Forty Creek cleared a label for a 2016 Founder's Reserve, it doesn't include anything in the way of description.
High West cleared a label for Blue Sky Ranch, a blend of High West Rendezvous and Double Rye finished in different wine casks.
A label cleared for what appears to be a new official MGP whiskey. Cloud's Batch '41 is a blended wheat whiskey bottled in celebration of MGP's 75th anniversary. It's composed of 51% two year old straight wheat whiskey and 49% neutral spirits distilled from wheat.
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.