Friday, August 26, 2016
New Whiskey Labels: Compass Box, Elijah Craig and More
This week's most interesting new labels from the federal TTB database:
Earlier this year, Compass Box launched a transparency campaign to challenge Scotch Whisky Association rules that prohibit whiskey producers from listing the ages of component blends other than the youngest blend, even where they list the percentage of each blend. This week, they issues a label for Three Year Old Deluxe, but the back label makes clear that less than one percent of the blend is three years old, but SWA rules prohibit them from disclosing the age of the older whiskeys. The blend is made up of Clynelish and Talisker.
Heaven Hill cleared a new label for an Eljiah Craig 23 year old, possibly indicating a new release of that bourbon is coming.
Bruichladdich cleared a label for a new edition of Octomore 10 year old. This on is peated to 167 ppm.
A label cleared for West Cork Black Reserve, Irish Whiskey finished in double charred bourbon casks.
Some whiskeys are sourced but Fiddler Bourbon is foraged, you know, like wild mushrooms.
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.