Friday, July 15, 2016

New Whiskey Labels: Old Scotch, New Booker's and More

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

Duncan Taylor continues to clear labels for a series of very old Scotch, including Highland Park 1968, Glenlivet 1968Bunnahabhain 1968 and 1969, Glenrothes 1970 and Glen Grant 1972.

Beam Suntory released a label for a Laphroaig 30 year old bottled at cask strength.

Beam Suntory released two sets of new batch labels for Booker's Bourbon, mostly for release in 2017.

William Grant cleared new labels for Chapter 2 of its high roller Balvenie DCS series. These included  vintages from 1972, two 1990s (one of which appears to be sherry cask aged), 1997 and 2001.

Copper & Kings cleared a label for a new expression of apple brandy: Floodwall.

And California bottler Frank-Lin cleared a label for a no age statement Canadian rye, which wouldn't be worth notice except that they are using their "Historic Stitzel Distilling Company" label (which they have already used for a bourbon) and the word "Canada" is in very small print on the back label.

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:

Jeffrey Chin said...

I wonder if those old Duncan Taylor stuff are over-the-hill barrels (aka not good enough for the European market) being dumped onto rich, unsuspecting americans at a jacked up price....