Friday, January 27, 2017

New Whiskey Labels: Basil Hayden, Balvenie, Bagels and More

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

Beam Suntory cleared a label for Basil Hayden's Rye which they call a "very limited release." It is "aged and blended with a rebarreled in rye re-barreled in new charred oak quarter casks." The label carries no age statement and says the whiskey will be bottled "at a smooth 80 proof."

William Grant cleared a label for a peated 14 year old Balvenie for Peat Week. While Balvenie has released whiskeys aged in peated casks before, I'm not aware of them releasing an actual peated whiskey.

Three Springs Bottling cleared a label for a ten year old expression of Calumet Farm Kentucky Bourbon.

A label cleared for the new 40 year old Deanston.

Brandy lovers take note, there are new labels for Domaine Baraillon Armagnacs from 1976 and 1987, a 1995 Domaine D'Ognoas and a 1980 Lemorton Calvados.

News of the Weird. Seven Stills cleared a label for Sea Farmer Whiskey, distilled from grain and hops...with salt. Oh, and here's a whiskey distilled from bagels.

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.


elevro said...

re: bottled "at a smooth 80 proof." Oh, so that's what smooth means. Watered-down.

Reece said...

What's "Peat Week"? Google isn't really serving up any good results. The primary results are related to Westland Distillery, and I don't see how it's connected to Balvenie. A peated Balvenie sound really neat to me, and I would like to keep an eye out for it. So, if there is a particular time of the year that is supposed to be "Peat Week," that would be good to know.

Eric said...

I believe the name is in homage to the one week a year that Balvenie distills peated spirit. That's what the label references, anyway.

Ol' Jas said...

Every week is Peat Week.

Unknown said...

Balvenie occasionally releases a 17 year old peated cask. Really tasty dram