I visited the Wasmunds web site, and this caught my eye:
"The next step is our secret chip and barrel aging process (patent pending). We can only tell you that it involves apple wood, cherry wood and oak chips, special selection and toasting techniques..."
Now according to the BATF regs (which I've been reviewing a lot lately), Section 5.39(c) reads:
Treatment with wood. The words "colored and flavored with woodcontainer."
------ (insert chips, slabs, etc., as appropriate)'' shall be stated as
a part of the class and type designation for whisky and brandy treated,
in whole or in part, with wood through percolation, or otherwise, during
distillation or storage, other than through contact with the oak
If I understand this correctly, they can't call their products simply "Single Malt Whisky" and "Rye Whisky". Instead they have to be called "Single Malt Whiskey colored and flavored with wood chips" and "Rye Whisky colored and flavored with wood chips"
Looking at the label, I don't see that. Why not?