Rev. Ruling 61-70


Section 201.467 of the Distilled Spirits Plants Regulations provides in part that bottles containing spirits bottled on bottling premises for export shall have securely affixed thereto a label showing, among other things, the kind of spirits contained therein. This requirement means a designation as to kind in conformity with the standards of identity prescribed for domestic products under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (27 U.S.C. 205(e)). However, the Distilled Spirits Labeling and Advertising Regulations issued under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act do not set forth a standard of identity for okolehao and do not contain specific provisions requiring this product to be bottled at not less than 80 degrees proof. Therefore, a product bottled at 76 degrees of proof may be labeled as okolehao for exportation to foreign markets.

26 U.S.C. 5201; 27 CFR 201.467