Friday, June 6, 2014
This Week in COLAs: A New Old Forester, New Malts and More
Brown Forman cleared a label for Old Forester 1870, a 90 proof bourbon with no age statement.
Lowland Scotch distillery Auchentoshan cleared two new labels: the 1988 Wine Cask Finish, a 25 year old aged for 8 years in bourbon casks followed by 17 yeaars in Bordeax casks an earlier version of which appears to have been previously released in Europe, and a second batch of the Virgin Oak, a no age statement malt aged in virgin oak.
Bowmore cleared the label for the second release of their Devil's Casks. Like the Bowmore Devil's Casks first edition, it is a 10 year old malt aged in first fill sherry casks.
Check out Old Grumpy Bastard. Maybe he's grumpy because his whiskey is 72.5% grain neutral spirits.
Lastly, a note to all of those companies who source whiskeys. Here is the way to label your whiskey. It's really not that hard.