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Distilled Spirits Labeling

Distilled spirits must be properly labeled before it can be sold in the U.S. marketplace. This guidance will help you understand TTB’s requirements for distilled spirits labels.

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Getting Started with Distilled Spirits Labeling
Learn about basic labeling requirements for distilled spirits.

Overview of Labeling Requirements

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Mandatory Distilled Spirits Label Information
An explanation of each statement required to appear on most distilled spirits labels
Required information on a labelRequired information on any label

Designing your label? Use this Mandatory Information Checklist prior to applying for label approval.

NOTE: Want a concise guide to mandatory labeling information? View the Distilled Spirits Beverage Alcohol Manual.

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Optional DS Label Information
Guidance about labeling distilled spirits with this optional information
Most commonly usedDietary information
Production claimsMiscellaneous

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Applying for Label Approval
The TTB approvals you need for your labels and how to obtain them
Preparing to applyUsing COLAs Online

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Laws, Regulations, and Other TTB Guidance

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Frequently asked questionsPresentation and seminar materials
Formula informationOther related information

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For more information on labeling, contact us at 202-453-2250 or toll free at 866-927-ALFD (2533), or send us a message using our ALFD Contact Form.

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Last updated: January 5, 2023
Maintained by: Alcohol Labeling and Formulation Division