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.


Carter R said...

I wonder if the Ol'Glory will cost a buck o nine.

Anonymous said...

Didn't think the flag was allowed on a label

27 CFR 5.42(b)(7)

(7) Labels shall not contain any
statement, design, device, or pictorial
representation which the appropriate
TTB officer finds relates to, or is capable of being construed as relating to,
the armed forces of the United States,
or the American flag, or any emblem,
seal, insignia, or decoration associated
with such flag or armed forces; nor
shall any label contain any statement,
design, device, or pictorial representation of or concerning any flag, seal,
coat of arms, crest or other insignia,
likely to mislead the consumer to believe that the product has been endorsed, made, or used by, or produced
for, or under the supervision of, or in
accordance with the specifications of
the government, organization, family,
or individual with whom such flag,
seal, coat of arms, crest, or insignia is

sku said...

Yup, I discussed that regulation in this post, but hey, it's the TTB, what do you want, enforcement?

Anonymous said...

Ha... now that you mention it, I think that post is where I first read it.

Anonymous said...

Woo! Kilkerran 12!

- Ol' Jas