Friday, March 17, 2017

New Whiskey Labels: Jack, Bowman, Old MGP and More

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

Strong Spirits cleared a label for Redemption Wheated Bourbon, a 4 year old wheater from MGP and two labels for a new Redemption expression: The Ancients, an 18 year old rye and a 36 year old bourbon, both made at MGP back when it was the Seagram's Distillery.

Jack Daniel's cleared a label for a straight rye.

Heaven Hill cleared a label for the fifth edition of William Heavenhill, a 14 year old single barrel bourbon.

A. Smith Bowman cleared a label for Isaac Bowman Pioneer Spirit, a straight bourbon finished in port casks.

Some old Scotch labels cleared this week, including a 50 year old Tamdhu and a 1970 Tullibardine.

We know dropped age statements is a big trend, but did the age statement for Barton's 1792 225th Anniversary release get dropped before it was even released? A label released earlier this month stated it was aged "for a full ten years." This week, the company cleared another label that was almost identical, except that it states it was aged for "nearly a decade."

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.


M Olson said...

Pork casks!

sku said...

Typo. I'm always thinking about pork. Come to think of it, why not a pork cask finish?

Brian (AKA The Dean) said...

Just an FYI. There's a Jack Daniel's Rye image at the bottom of the Redemption 36 year-old label listing. Assuming that's a TTB page, I find it a bit odd.

sku said...

Brian, I'm not sure what you mean by that. I didn't see anything.

tanstaafl2 said...

So, was the original JD Rye that was eventually released as a "single barrel rye" ever put through the "Lincoln County" process? My recollection is that it was filtered through maple charcoal just like everything else but it was never quite clear to me. This new rye apparently has been and the new label looks as though it might go on the same bottle as the standard JD black rather than the more antique looking bottles the previous rye came in. Not really sure what the difference is except the single barrel distinction (and the reduction in proof of course).

Brian (AKA The Dean) said...

Sku, the random JD Rye graphic is no longer on that page. Earlier, when I noticed it, I also checked with another browser, and it was indeed there. TTB must have cleaned it up.