TTB COLA Approval Processing Times

Every brand waits for it and can’t wait to receive it: approval from the TTB of your label, certificate of label approval (“COLA”). The TTB just updated its current label processing times, noting 41 days for distilled spirits and wine and just 11 days for malt beverages. Here is the chart and a link to the TTB’s page (


Current Label Processing Times

Application Type

Average Label Processing Time
(Calendar Days):

Today We are Processing New* Applications Received On:

Distilled Spirits Labels

41 days

July 30, 2013

Malt Beverages Labels

11 days

August 26, 2013

Wine Labels

41 days

July 24, 2013


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