Friday, May 6, 2016

New Whiskey Labels: Redbreast, K&L Scotch and More

This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:

 Pernod Ricard cleared a label for Redbreast Lustau, Redbreast Irish Whiskey finished in Oloroso sherry casks from Bodega Lustau. It does not include an age statement.

A new set of K&L exclusive Scotch labels were cleared this week, including the following from Hunter Laing's Hepburn's Choice and Old & Rare labels: Caol Ila 6Bowmore 14, Royal Brackla 17, Glen Keith 24, Bunnahabhain 28, Caol Ila 35, and two Speyside blended malts: 24 year old John McCrae and 10 year old William Hepburn. They also cleared two Scotch single grain whiskeys bottled by Sovereign: a 36 year old Girvan and a 42 year old Carsebridge.

I'm a big Miles Davis fan so I was a little taken aback my this label for Kind of Blue Blended Scotch which was apparently "inspired by the legacy" of Miles. Is a generic blended Scotch really the best we could do to honor one of America's greatest artists?

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.


CBFC said...

Miles Davis whiskey would be 160 proof, unapproachable, and not terribly expensive. Everyone would say they love it, but only a few people actually actually would

sku said...

LOL CBFC. That would be true for the first few releases, but then it would start making cinnamon flavored whiskey, and despite no one liking it at all, the distiller would say they are only making cinnamon whiskey from now on.

Rohan said...


Rohan said...

In the general sense of the word