Friday, February 19, 2016

New Whiskey Labels: Lagavulin, Woodford Reserve, Harley Davidson and More!

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

You don't see a new Lagavulin every day.  Diageo cleared a label for a 200th Anniversary Limited Edition 8 year old Lagavulin.

West Cork Irish Whiskey cleared a bunch of new labels last week including West Cork Barrel Proof, a blend; a 12 year old port finished single malt; a 12 year old sherry finished single malt; a 12 year old rum finished single malt and West Cork Black Reserve, a blend finished in "double charred" bourbon casks.

Wild Turkey cleared a label for Old Ripy Bourbon, which the label states is made by the American Medicinal Spirits Co. This is a long defunct brand which has a similar old-timey look to their previous label for Bond & Lillard. It seems as though Wild Turkey is thinking about reviving some old brands and releasing bottles in the style of prohibition era medicinal pints.

Woodford Reserve cleared a label for Master's Duet, described as "Master's Collect Rye re-barreled in used Pinot Noir barrels" and Toasted Oak, in which the same rye was re-barreled in "new heavily toasted barrels." These appear to be for sale at the distillery.

Is there anything that could turn Harley Davidson fans away from Jack Daniel's? Ole Smoky Distillery hopes so with two authorized Harley Davidson whiskeys: Charred Moonshine spirit whiskey and a honey flavored moonshine, because nothing says tough biker like honey flavored whiskey.

Lastly, could there be a better hipster whiskey than something called 12 Foot Beard?

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...

12 Food Beard? Might want to double check that one.

Anonymous said...

12 foot beard is certainly a contender for stupidest name for a whiskey.

Unknown said...

over/under on price for the Lagavulin? 1/2 the years, 150% the price of the Laga 16,right? probably tasty though

Anonymous said...

At least the 12 Foot Beard isn't just an NDP. The label says they distilled it themselves.

The Lagavulin could be cool, but I'm most excited about West Cork's barrel proof blend. You don't see that too often. I hope it gets wide distribution.

- Ol' Jas

My Annoying Opinions said...

200th Anniversary Edition=200% the price of the Lagavulin 16.

I am a robot.

Anonymous said...

No you're not - I've read your blog, the average robot couldn't come up with your stuff!