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    Formula approval for Spiced Rum Required?

    OK, we just submitted the formula and they kicked it back because it contained more than 40 ppm of synthetic vanilla. So, do we just change the classification to a Distilled Spirits Specialty? Hey Dehner, is your Blue Ox classified as a Distilled Spirits Specialty? @Dehner Distillery
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    Formula approval for Spiced Rum Required?

    Thanks. At this point, I think we're going to forego the sugar. Sure, it makes the final product taste better when sipping alone, but we're not making a cordial. We're making something that will always be mixed with something else, usually something sweet. Feedback from our customers has been overwhelmingly positive (even without the added sugar.)
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    Formula approval for Spiced Rum Required?

    Another question on this Spiced Rum. If we have added sugar in our recipe, when do we proof to 80.0 proof? I.e. before or after adding the sugar? I guess I'm looking for a procedure something like this: 1. Proof to 80.0 proof 2. Add sugar 3. bottle OR 1. Proof to ~81.0 proof 2. Add sugar 3. Proof to 80.0 proof 4. bottle
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    Formula approval for Spiced Rum Required?

    We're working on our spiced rum and it will contain less than 2.5% total flavorings and caramel coloring. Will this product need a formula to be approved by the TTB? Also what is required on the label? Is "Spiced Rum" sufficient, or does it need to contain a statement "Rum Flavored with vanilla, almond, and other spices"? I've read through a lot of the TTB documents but still haven't been able to pinpoint a conclusive answer. Another question, does the addition of flavorings change the class & type designation to a "Flavored Rum"? It seems like it should, but maybe not?
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    Heat Shrink capsules for Tennessee 750ml?

    Thanks for the responses. I finally got some ordered through Cortica Benicia USA for $49/1000 for plain capsules. I added my logo to the side and the Texas Star on top for a little extra. MOQ is 7,000 pc. of each color ordered. They should be heading this way either today or tomorrow. Cheers Van
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    Heat Shrink capsules for Tennessee 750ml?

    I'm looking for a source of heat shrink capsules to use on our bartop 750ml Tennessee bottles. The suppliers I've been able to get in touch with have a 50,000 minimum order....I need like 5k at most. Also, the neck of the Tennessee is curved and the straight wine bottle capsules don't exactly fit as the should, nevermind they have an image of grapes pressed into the foil button on top. At any rate, I'm looking for a supplier of these capsules. Please help! cheers, Van Bartletts Distillery, LLC
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    Tennessee 750ml

    We get ours from All American Container.
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    WTB one 10-30 gallon used barrel

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    WTB one 10-30 gallon used barrel

    I need one used whiskey barrel for "Whiskey stored one minute in reused cooperage". No joke...that's what the TTB had me put on the label of my White Dog Whiskey. I need a barrel that I can put the spirit in, then dump it out. I'm located near Houston, Texas. Van Brackin Bartletts Distillery, LLC Conroe, Texas
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    Dephlegmator Control

    Which valves do you use? Type? P/N?
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    Howdy from Texas

    Welcome Eddie! I'm working on opening a distillery in Montgomery County, just north of Houston. I've got a location, my federal TTB permit and my state TABC license. Now, I'm working on the local issues, namely getting city water and sewer to the building. Apparently, this is bass-ackwards of how you're supposed to do it. I.e. you need to get the local issues ironed out 100% first, then move on to state and the feds. Best of luck! Van https://www.bartlettsdistillery.com https://www.facebook.com/bartlettsdistillery
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    spirit scales

    What CFR limits you to scale weighing up to 55 gallon containers? Also, is the scale holding the container for finished spirits being bottled considered to be in a Class I Division 1 or Division 2 area? That is, do these scales need to be "explosion proof"?
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    How to get a response from TTB?

    DONE! 100 DAYS!
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    How to get a response from TTB?

    They responded today...not with a phone call, but an email with a request for about five things. I've spent the last few hours working on a response and am about ready to upload the files. HLS, this is getting REAL.
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