It’s never a bad time to go digging deep into the archives of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). On Neat Pour’s most recent dive into the ‘COLA’s’ or official labeling approvals from the TTB, we discovered OK’s for lots of new bourbons and a an interesting liqueur.
As always, the info is pretty scarce. The COLA is really focused on granting approval for the labels. But, we can still get a tease of what’s in the pipe.
Knob Creek Quarter Oak
This new release from the Beam subsidiary clocks in at 50% ABV and is touted as a limited release. The label declares, “A portion of our bourbon is rested in quarter cask barrels and married with Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.”
Gentiane Bitter Liqueur
Gentiane is certainly hot these days and this offering from Maison Turin is no surprise. The packaging explains, “With gentle bitterness, this traditional French liqueur is created encompassing the root of the gentian with a taste reminiscent of the drinks of yesteryear.”
Franklin Four Single Barrel
Lost State Distilling is a new producer our of Bristol, Tennessee. Franklin Four, their inaugural offering is pot distilled and touts a 40% ABV. The two year aged juice boasts a mash bill of corn, rye, and malted barley.
Hudson Whiskey Tiffany & Co. 1837
This 46% ABV New York bourbon is a collaboration (marketing vehicle for) with Tiffany to celebrate the new men’s line from the famed jeweler. Of note, the whiskey touts a whole grain mash, non-chill filtered production, and single barrel bottlings.