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jaycamm
06-09-2013, 19:34
Today, in my spare time, I created a label for the famed SB Blend. Feel free to print and glue it to your bottle!
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compliance
06-09-2013, 19:55
Excellent work! pad pad pad

ChainWhip
06-09-2013, 19:57
Very well done sir

RVTsteve
06-09-2013, 20:14
Looks awesome! nice job

brettckeen
06-09-2013, 20:32
awesome cept the age statement needs to be of the youngest barrel in the blend ;)

clingman71
06-09-2013, 20:53
Nicely done. Now I need to but a damn printer cartridge though!

BigBoldBully
06-09-2013, 21:32
Nice ... but unfortunately, while I have no problem with an in-house label stating an average age, we do not know even the minimum age of OWA at this point. But maybe you intend the labels to be used only with dusty OWA. In that case it would be a "minimum" average, I reckon.

jaycamm
06-10-2013, 06:57
Thanks for the kind words. Although OWA has dropped the age statement, I have not noticed a drop in quality. To honor the concept behind blending these to approximate the stats of Centennial 10 year, I willfully and knowingly ignored the dropping of OWA's age statement.

savagehenry
06-10-2013, 08:52
That's awesome! Beats the hell out of my handwritten label.

As for the age, isn't it still part of the W.L. Weller & Sons mission statement to not bottle anything under 7 years old?
Thought I read that somewhere.

HighInTheMtns
06-10-2013, 09:28
That's awesome! Beats the hell out of my handwritten label.

As for the age, isn't it still part of the W.L. Weller & Sons mission statement to not bottle anything under 7 years old?
Thought I read that somewhere.
No. At least some barrels of WSR and OWA are dumped at under 7 years now.

jaycamm
06-10-2013, 09:44
Here is a black and white version for those who don't want use all of their printer ink.

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smknjoe
06-10-2013, 09:54
That really is pretty neat. Good job! I also noticed that it says AVERAGE age (to all of those who were pointing the age out.) Even if OWA is 6yr now it averages out to 9yr total. Good enough for me.

jeffrey r
06-10-2013, 10:57
Thanks OP! I've been marking my recycled bottles of W12 and OWA with sharpies to indicate which are holding the SB blend. This is a much more elegant solution and will make these bottles much easier to pick out.

luther.r
06-10-2013, 11:15
I can't wait until people start posting bottle pics, then lurkers start asking liquor store employees if they carry Weller Centennial Tribute.

Lost Pollito
06-10-2013, 11:31
I can't wait until people start posting bottle pics, then lurkers start asking liquor store employees if they carry Weller Centennial Tribute.
I promise to report back. I wonder how that conversation would go.

cowdery
06-10-2013, 11:52
The only thing we can say for sure is that whatever problems it causes, Joe, they will be considered your fault.

unclebunk
06-10-2013, 12:40
Today, in my spare time, I created a label for the famed SB Blend. Feel free to print and glue it to your bottle!
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Very nice, indeed. Thanks!

unclebunk
06-10-2013, 12:41
I can't wait until people start posting bottle pics, then lurkers start asking liquor store employees if they carry Weller Centennial Tribute.

Too funny, but so true.:lol:

jaycamm
06-10-2013, 14:14
I have made a tweak to correct a layout issue. Here are the new versions. If you used the old version you now have a dusty.

darylld911
06-10-2013, 16:48
Nicely done sir! I, for one, don't give a sh!t about whether the label meets any standards - helluva lot prettier than my post-it note with two rubber bands around it :lol: Although I will tweak the b/w version for my 60/40 blend ;)

WAINWRIGHT
06-10-2013, 16:59
I think this is gonna look really nice on one of my empty ETL bottles.:grin:

MarkRuck
06-10-2013, 17:00
Well done Jason........but what do I do with the roll of masking tape and Sharpies I have to mark my bottles?

Thanks for the effort.

MyOldKyDram
06-10-2013, 17:12
LOL this is pretty great. Good work!

jaycamm
06-10-2013, 17:40
I think this is gonna look really nice on one of my empty ETL bottles.:grin:

I think the ETL bottle is the closest to the Centennial's Bottle shape. It might even be the same.

WAINWRIGHT
06-10-2013, 17:53
I think the ETL bottle is the closest to the Centennial's Bottle shape. It might even be the same.
Yes,indeed they are,so I can slap the label on and for a brief moment in time,pretend it is what it's not.:lol:

smokinjoe
06-10-2013, 18:02
I have made a tweak to correct a layout issue. Here are the new versions. If you used the old version you now have a dusty.

:lol: "...you now have a dusty." :lol: Hilarious, JC! Nice looking label. Great job all around. Damn entertaining stuff.
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Bootlegger1929
06-10-2013, 22:36
So I pretty much alway have wlw12 on hand. And just bought some more OWA the other day. Last night and again tonight I had the blend. Holy crap. I'm floored. So good. I need to buy some handles and do some blending in the bottle.

WhiskyRI
06-11-2013, 04:31
These labels have been TTB-approved right?

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 07:24
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Nicely done sir! I, for one, don't give a sh!t about whether the label meets any standards - helluva lot prettier than my post-it note with two rubber bands around it :lol: Although I will tweak the b/w version for my 60/40 blend ;)
I have created a new variation for those who use different mix ratios

HighInTheMtns
06-11-2013, 07:39
I have created a new variation for those who use different mix ratios
How about a fill-in-the blanks label with blanks for the blending ratio and proof?

mosugoji64
06-11-2013, 07:52
How about a fill-in-the blanks label with blanks for the blending ratio and proof?

Excellent idea for those of us geeky enough to have different versions! :grin:

wmpevans
06-11-2013, 07:59
Great work Jason.

Now I've got to find some color print paper with sticky back:lol:

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 08:11
How about a fill-in-the blanks label with blanks for the blending ratio and proof?
I was toying with that idea. I'll see what I can do.

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 08:58
Great work Jason.

Now I've got to find some color print paper with sticky back:lol:
Regular paper and a glue stick should do the trick nicely.

squire
06-11-2013, 10:29
Very nicely done, I particularly like the average age statement.

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 14:06
How about a fill-in-the blanks label with blanks for the blending ratio and proof?

Here is the latest version.

HighInTheMtns
06-11-2013, 14:14
Here is the latest version.
Very nice! I like how you've left space for another couple bottlings to be involved in the blend. One little nit I have left to pick: I'd remove the "#" character after "ABV".

Did you do this in Illustrator or similar?

Phil T
06-11-2013, 15:38
They all look great Jason. A hellovalot better then my sharpie scribble over the original label. Thank you for the effort. Now if I can find a computer and printer...

savagehenry
06-11-2013, 17:00
I need to redo with the high quality setting, but here it is on a Lot B bottle.
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smknjoe
06-11-2013, 17:07
Try it with some photo paper and see how it turns out.

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 18:17
Very nice! I like how you've left space for another couple bottlings to be involved in the blend. One little nit I have left to pick: I'd remove the "#" character after "ABV".

Did you do this in Illustrator or similar?
The # was an error. Good eye. I will fix and repost.

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 18:26
Here are the latest (hopefully last) corrections. Thank you all for the great response. Can't wait to see them in action.

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 18:27
Did you do this in Illustrator or similar?

I did all of the work on my iPad with numerous apps.

KyFriedChicken
06-11-2013, 18:28
Here are the latest (hopefully last) corrections. Thank you all for the great response. Can't wait to see them in action.

Thanks. Already saved. Can't wait to send someone looking to buy it.

HighInTheMtns
06-11-2013, 18:50
I did all of the work on my iPad with numerous apps.
Very cool. I'm impressed.

Can I ask for one more thing? I'd love a version sans average age. I'm just a tad too OCD to fill it in when NAS whiskey is involved in the vatting.

BigBoldBully
06-11-2013, 18:53
Very cool. I'm impressed.

Can I ask for one more thing? I'd love a version sans average age. I'm just a tad too OCD to fill it in when NAS whiskey is involved in the vatting.I'm just going to put a fancy question mark there.

jaycamm
06-11-2013, 19:16
Very cool. I'm impressed.

Can I ask for one more thing? I'd love a version sans average age. I'm just a tad too OCD to fill it in when NAS whiskey is involved in the vatting.
No problem. Easy peasy.

CaptainQ
06-12-2013, 06:44
Your labels are fantastic! Thanks for the great effort Jason.

jaycamm
06-12-2013, 10:30
If any other vattings become sort of standardized, I would be glad to make more.

Jackinbox
08-16-2013, 13:01
Nice work Jaycamm!

I do have a question though. Is there anything I need to know about printer settings for this? I took the .jpg file on a USB stick to Kinko's and it came out the full 8 1/2 x 11 size. I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to make it fit better on an old Weller 12 bottle.

Thanks!

HighInTheMtns
08-16-2013, 15:22
Nice work Jaycamm!

I do have a question though. Is there anything I need to know about printer settings for this? I took the .jpg file on a USB stick to Kinko's and it came out the full 8 1/2 x 11 size. I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to make it fit better on an old Weller 12 bottle.

Thanks!
It would be cool if you could make this a vector image.

jonhalter
08-16-2013, 18:34
I copied it into a word doc. Double click on the pic and then grab a corner and shrunk it down. Dont remember specifically how much I shrunk it.

darylld911
08-17-2013, 03:24
I needed to make some adjustments to reflect my ratio, but I saved a copy, made my tweaks, and then in Paint went to Page Setup (before printing) and played with adjusting the scale down to where it would fit on an empty ETL bottle (don't recall what the ratio was, but just good ol' fashioned trial and error got it done!)

jaycamm
08-19-2013, 18:41
Nice work Jaycamm!

I do have a question though. Is there anything I need to know about printer settings for this? I took the .jpg file on a USB stick to Kinko's and it came out the full 8 1/2 x 11 size. I'm trying to figure out what I need to do to make it fit better on an old Weller 12 bottle.

Thanks!
I figured folks would have to adjust the size to whatever bottle they were using.

Danger
08-24-2013, 22:02
Awesome thread. Great labels.

Three quarks
08-25-2013, 04:45
That's awesome! Beats the hell out of my handwritten label.

As for the age, isn't it still part of the W.L. Weller & Sons mission statement to not bottle anything under 7 years old?
Thought I read that somewhere.
The media kit on this link, (c) 2013, still lists OWA and WSR as being "7-Year-Old." Scroll down to the bottom. ;) http://buffalotracemediakit.com/bourbons.html

Virus_Of_Life
10-15-2013, 22:24
I hope those using the site's name have cleared that with The Boss. I kind of doubt this has been done, so I'd highly suggest everyone cease using the name straightbourbon.com unless it has been explicitly approved by the owner of the site, the name is trademarked.

smokinjoe
10-16-2013, 04:41
I hope those using the site's name have cleared that with The Boss. I kind of doubt this has been done, so I'd highly suggest everyone cease using the name straightbourbon.com unless it has been explicitly approved by the owner of the site, the name is trademarked.

That's probably an important point. It did get Christian to leave the Scotch section for a minute.....;)

Smithford
10-16-2013, 06:37
I hope those using the site's name have cleared that with The Boss. I kind of doubt this has been done, so I'd highly suggest everyone cease using the name straightbourbon.com unless it has been explicitly approved by the owner of the site, the name is trademarked.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that "W.L. Weller" is also likely to be trademarked. I would guess that the assorted scoundrels and delinquents using these label are not living in fear over their brazen defiance of copyright laws. :grin:

jaycamm
10-16-2013, 06:44
I really conceived this as a fancy version of writing "SB Blend" on masking tape.


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Virus_Of_Life
10-16-2013, 07:31
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that "W.L. Weller" is also likely to be trademarked. I would guess that the assorted scoundrels and delinquents using these label are not living in fear over their brazen defiance of copyright laws. :grin:
Yes, and that was discussed in private as well. And while you are right, it's likely nothing will come of it, we've held firm all along that the name of this site is not to be used without specific approval, which to my knowledge has only been done once for a bottling. It just comes down to simply thinking things through thoroughly before acting.