BARRELING PROOF OF WHISKEY
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 E. Avis
Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division