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Industry Circular

Number: 62-16
Date: April 27, 1962

Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division


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Proprietors of Distilled Spirits Plants, and others concerned.

Purpose. The purpose of this Industry Circular is to inform proprietors of distilled spirits plants that the Federal distilled spirits labeling regulations (27 CFR Part 5) have been amended to authorize an increase in the barreling proof of whiskey.

Conclusion. In order to increase the maximum barreling proof of whiskey from 110 proof to 125 proof the labeling regulations have been amended (pursuant to a public hearing held February 27, 1962) by Treasury Decision 6597. The Treasury Decision was published in the Federal Register on April 20, 1962, and the amendments became effective on the date of publication.

Inquiries. Correspondence in regard to this Industry Circular should refer to its number and be addressed to the Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division (CP:AT:B), Washington 25, D. C.

Dwight Avis

Dwight E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

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