Required Information on Beverage Labels

Different countries have different requirements for beverage information that is printed on the label. Most manufacturers throughout the world are required to inform the customers about the location of the producer, date of bottling, alcohol degree and universal product code (the barcode).

In the United States, The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau requires that all beverage labels contain information required by law.

Information required on distilled spirits (gin, vodka, tequilla, rum, liquers):

  • Brand name
  • Name and address
  • Alcohol content
  • Country of origin
  • Class/type designation
  • Health warning statement

Information on juices (carbonated and non-carbonated):

  • Brand name
  • Product name
  • Logo
  • Percentage of juice
  • “Flavored“ or “From concentrate“ (if the beverage contains a small portion of juice just for flavor)