Friday, July 1, 2016
New Whiskey Labels: Woodford, Brora, Kilkerran and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Brown Forman released a label for this year's Woodford Reserve Master's Collection bottling, a bourbon finished brandy casks.
These days, it's somewhat unusual to see independent bottlings from the most prominent closed Scotch distilleries, but Gordon & Macphail cleared labels for a trio of classics, including a 35 year old Port Ellen, a 33 year old Brora and a 25 year old Rosebank.
A label cleared for Kilkerran 12 year old, the oldest expression yet from the new Glengyle Distillery.
A label cleared for a 1971 Tomatin.
Benromach cleared a label for their 1974 Single Cask bottling, aged 41 years in a sherry cask.
Over a dozen labels cleared for old vintage Armagnacs from the Castarede house, ranging from 1930 to 1970.
And just in time for July 4, California bottler Levecke cleared Ol' Glory Blended Whiskey, complete with eagle, American flag, Pledge of Allegiance (with "under God" in bold), and a buxom angel coming out of a whiskey glass. Freedom never felt so free!
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.