Friday, December 18, 2015

New Whiskey Labels: Ichiro's, Craft Whiskeys and More

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

A label cleared for Ichiro's Malt & Grain Whisky by Ichiro Akuto of the Chichibu Distillery in Japan. It appears to be a blend of whiskies from multiple sources.

Independent Scotch bottler Alexander Murray is a major supplier to American grocery stores. They cleared labels showing that they have some pretty old mystery hooch including a cask strength 1962 Highland Malt (but why would you finish a 52 year old malt in sherry for a year? Well, we can probably guess.) and a 1964 Highland Malt. They also cleared some name brand stuff including a 1995 Mortlach, a 1990 Bladnoch and a 1999 Dalmore, among other things.

Ohio craft distillery Tom's Foolery cleared a label for a single barrel Bottled in Bond corn whiskey finished in an applejack barrel.

Another craft distiller, Las Vegas Distillery, released a label for a 10 grain whiskey. Hmm, I'm not sure I can name ten grains, but from their other labels released at the same time, it's probably got rye, corn, oat, millet, spelt and kamut (an ancient wheat) among others.

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.

1 comment:

Zeke said...


Tritcale, Coixseed, Sorghum, Rice, and Quinoa...