I was fortunate to receive as a Xmas present a bottle of rye from the George Washington distillery at Mt. Vernon. It is labeled as "straight rye whiskey". Since the distillery began (modern) operations in 2009, the whiskey is clearly less than four years old. Thus, as a straight, an age statement is required.
However, none appears on the label. The only statement of age is on the hang tag which is attached to the neck of the bottle with the typical elastic string. It states: "aged more than two years in oak barrels, to give it a mellow flavor..."
A quick reading of the regs says that the AS "Must generally appear parallel to the base of the container" and "Must appear separate and apart from any other descriptive or explanatory information".
So does this wording and particularly it's placement on the hang tag (which can easily become separated from the bottle) conform with the letter and spirit of the regs?