Friday, June 24, 2016
New Whiskey Labels: Four Roses, Diageo and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Four Roses cleared a label for their 2016 Limited Edition Small Batch. This year's release will be a blend of 12 year OESO, 12 year OBSV and 16 year OESK.
Diageo released labels for what appear to be more 2016 special releases (there were some additional special release labels a few weeks ago). This set includes Linkwood 37 year old (distilled 1978), Mannochmore 25 year old (distilled 1990), Glenkinchie 24 and a 40 year old Cambus Single Grain.
Glenmorangie cleared a label for a new whiskey in their Private Edition Collection. Bacalta is finished in Malmsey Madeira casks.
Kilchoman cleared a label for a cask strength version of its Machir Bay.
Levecke Corporation, a California bottler, cleared a label for a 50 year old single malt which appears to be from the Loch Lomand Distillery.
Heaven Hill cleared a label for Elijah Craig Barrel Select, a nos age statement bourbon listed as 125 proof, and Elijah Craig Small Batch 1789. It's not clear from the label what makes the 1789 different from the standard Elijah Craig Small Batch.
Kentucky's Limestone Branch Distillery cleared a label for Minor Case Rye, an MGP rye finished in sherry casks.
Luxco cleared a label for David Nicholson Rye, a Kentucky rye.
Earlier this week, I reviewed Tom's Foolery Bonded Bourbon. This week they cleared a label for a Bonded Rye (they had previously cleared labels for bonded corn and wheat whiskeys as well).
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.