Friday, September 4, 2015

New Whiskey Labels: Classy & Historic Whiskeys

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

Label BS Award: This label for Stray Rye Whiskey claims that it was "made from a 17th century recipe out of Pittsburgh," but elsewhere on the label it says that it's 95% rye and 5% malted barley, the same mashbill as the standard MGP rye. I'm sure that's just a coincidence though. Oh, and as one of my astute colleagues on Twitter pointed out, Pittsburgh didn't exist in the 17th century, it was founded in 1758, the middle of the 18th century.

Stay Classy Award: I now give you Wild Cock Whiskey, made by Toddy Blends, a company that specializes in "liquor flavored wines."  Yum!

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.

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