Friday, July 22, 2016

New Whiskey Labels: Bowmore, Laphroaig, Willett and More

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

Beam Suntory cleared a label for a new no age statement Bowmore: Vault Edition First Release, because, you know, there aren't enough NAS limited releases out there.

Last week, Beam Suntory cleared a label for a cask strength Laphroaig 30; this week, they cleared a similar 25 year old (aged in Oloroso and American casks).

A label cleared for Dalmore 35 year old.

Willett cleared a new label for Old Bardstown, a long-time sourced whiskey, which now says it is "Distilled and Bottled by the Willett Distillery."  Thus, it appears that Willett will be bottling some of its own bourbon under the Old Bardstown label. The label doesn't include an age statement which means the bourbon must be at least four years old, which works out since Willett opened its distillery in 2012.

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.

1 comment:

Mark said...

I visited the Willett distillery around Memorial Day, and asked about wider distribution of the Bourbon they had distilled themselves (they were selling it as a single barrel under the Family Estate label there). I was told it would likely be released in the fall, but not as a single barrel Family Estate, but they didn't say what it would be. I guess this answers the question.