Labeling and Formulation Approval

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) implements and enforces a broad range of statutory and compliance provisions to ensure that alcohol products are created, labeled, and marketed in accordance with Federal laws and regulations.

Distillers must follow the labeling and advertising requirements found at 27 CFR Part 5, Labeling and Advertising of Distilled Spirits and 27 CFR Part 16, Alcoholic Beverage Health Warning Statement.


  • TTB F 5100.31, Application for Certification/Exemption of Label/Bottle Approval (COLA)
  • TTB F 5013.2, COLAs Online Access Request form.

COLAs Online



Please visit the labeling and formulation FAQs for further information.

Page last reviewed/updated: 05/16/2012