Friday, February 10, 2017

New Whiskey Labels: Knob Creek, Laphroaig and More

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

Beam Suntory cleared a label for the 2017 Laphroaig Cairdeas. This year's Cairdeas is described as a cask strength quarter cask.

Beam also cleared a label for Knob Creek 25th Anniversary, listed on the label as 125 proof.

Compass Box cleared a label for its third edition of Double Single, this one a blend of Glen Elgin malt and Girvan grain whiskeys.

Proximo clared a label for a 10 year old version of its Tincup American Whiskey, distilled in Indiana.

Two years ago, Frank-Lin cleared labels for Very Olde St. Nick Bourbon, but I don't believe they were ever released. Now they have recleared the bourbon labels, adding a 17 year old, and also cleared labels for a series of Very Olde St. Nick rye.  The rye labels include Estate Reserve Winter Rye and Estate Reserve Summer Rye, both are no age statement Canadian rye whiskeys.

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.


Anonymous said...

Quarter Cask is 48%. Cask Strength is 51.6%? Not really much of a difference.

Andy said...

On label submissions the abv can be a place holder subject to change. But it doesn't seem like a particularly inspiring choice for a release.

Ol' Jas said...

I agree. It sounds good, and I'll probably buy one (assuming it's priced right, as Laphroaig Cairdeas bottles have been) — but it does feel like they're phoning it in with a CS QC.

VT Mike said...

Not that it makes much difference, but the proof of the Cairdeas bottlings is always matched to the release year, so this one will be bottled at 51.7% abv.

Anonymous said...

TTB label Trawling is totally fake news. Misleading the public. total conspiracy theories here. :)