Friday, March 3, 2017

New Whiskey Labels: Four Roses, Hirsch, Van Winkle and More

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

Four Roses cleared the label for their 2017 Limited Edition Small Batch. This year's edition will be a blend of 12 year old OBSF, 13 year old OESV, 15 year old OBSK and 23 year old OBSV. The label does not list the percentage of each whiskey in the blend.

Two new Hirsch labels cleared last week, an 8 year old bourbon and an 8 year old high rye bourbon, both MGP.

Barton cleared a label for a new, 10 yer old expression of 1792 to commemorate the 225th anniversary of Kentucky statehood.

Beam Suntory cleared a label for batch 9 of Laphroaig 10 year old cask strength.

Sazerac announced with great fanfare last week that it would be introducing Old Rip Van Winkle 25 year old which will sell for $1,800.

Woodford Reserve cleared a label for a blended rye combining straight rye with rye mash whiskey.

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.


VT Mike said...

Just to clarify, "whiskey distilled from rye mash" is the proper term (according to TTB rules) for rye whiskey that has been aged in used cooperage.

VT Mike said...

I believe Early Times could be labelled in the same manner (using the word bourbon in place of rye), but they choose to be less specific and simply label it as "whiskey".