Denver’s Laws Whiskey House recently unveiled its 2022 Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon and San Luis Valley Rye.
The Laws team released their first Bonded Four Grain Bourbon in 2016, Colorado’s first bonded bourbon in the state and one of the nation’s first four-grain bonded bourbons.
Six years later, the brand is ready to unveil batch #6 of their Bonded Four Grain Bourbon and batch #3 of their Bonded San Luis Valley Rye.
To qualify as a Bottled in Bond whiskey, the expression must be made by a distillery in a single season, must be bottled at 100 proof (50% abv), and must be aged a minimum of four years in a federal bonded warehouse .
Founder Al Laws said in a prepared statement: “We are delighted to be part of this journey of Laws’ commitment to creating exceptional Bottled in Bond whisky, and it will continue to be a premier brand in the portfolio of Laws Whiskey in the years to come. ”
Bottled in Bond 8yr Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Lot #6
Laws’ sixth version of their Bonded Four Grain Bourbon is one of the oldest bourbons to come out of the distillery and comes in two separate batches. One lot is from the spring 2013 season, marked with lot code #6-S, and the other from the fall season of the same year, marked with lot code #6-F.
- Lot #6-S of Laws’ Bonded Four Grain was distilled in the spring of 2013 and is a marriage of 18 casks with an average maturation time of 8 years and 5 months.
- Lot #6-F of the Bonded Four Grain was distilled in the fall of 2013 and comprises 9 barrels with an average maturation time of 8 years and 2 months.
- Expect aromas of orange blossom, caramel and apricot jam on the nose. In the mouth, these notes are based on hazelnut butter and dates, leaving a dry finish with notes of sandalwood.
- Mash bill: 60% corn, 20% ancient wheat, 10% ancient rye, 10% ancient malted barley.
Bottled in Bond 7yr San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey – Lot #3
It is described as a distinctive and unapologetic rye, whose grainy flavors continue to dominate the finish even after 7 years in charred oak barrels.
- Lot #3 of Laws’ Bonded San Luis Valley Straight Rye is a marriage of 23 barrels distilled in the fall of 2014 with a total maturation time of 7 years and 1 month.
- Expect notes of cherry cola and cassis on the nose, followed by flavors of hazelnut, green mango, melon and the characteristic serrano pepper of Laws’ flagship rye. The whiskey finishes with flavors of star anise and sage that complement each other and linger on the tongue.
- Mash bill: 95% ancestral rye, 5% ancestral barley.
The brand’s latest bond portfolio offerings will be available in select markets across the country beginning in April, with a suggested retail price of $79.99.
Al Laws explained that the brand was established in 2011 and that Laws Whiskey House was founded on what is described as the principle that the soul of its whiskey is made up of the people who grow it, the people who make it and people who drink it. .
They use the traditional outdoor, over-the-grain method of fermentation, and their whiskeys contain American mother grain grown at high altitudes and mountain spring water while aging in 53-liter charred American oak barrels. gallons.
For more information about the distillery or their products, visit www.lawswhiskeyhouse.com.