Laws Whiskey House Debuts Older Bottled In Bond Rye Whiskey

Colorado’s Laws Whiskey House was established back in 2011 as a “a purpose driven, grain to bottle whiskey distillery,” with a focus on open-air, on grain fermentation; high altitude grown, American mother grains and mountain spring water in the mash and aging in 53-gallon, charred American oak barrels. Its expressions have netted a huge range of awards over the years, including most recently being the category winner at the World Whiskies Awards for American rye 12 years and under. The distillery is now bringing its latest to market in the form of an older bottled in bond offering.

The new Laws Whiskey House 6-Year Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye, according to those behind it, was originally released two years ago as a 4 year old expression. As the name implies it is a bottled in bond release, crafted from Colorado Malting Company’s San Luis Valley rye grain harvested from a single season, shaped by Laws as the single distiller, and then aged in their federally-bonded rack house for six years. The overall mash bill is 95% this heirloom rye variety and 5% heirloom barley.

Laws Whiskey House 6-Year Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye

Laws Whiskey House 6-Year Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye (image via Laws Whiskey House)

“The world-class quality of our whiskey stems from the grains we get from the Cody Family Farm in Alamosa,” said distillery founder Al Laws in a prepared statement. “The heirloom San Luis Valley rye varietal is a standout as it distills into a distinctive spirit that gets better every year.”

Plans call for this rye whiskey, bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV) and priced around $75 per 750 ml bottle, to be made available this month at premium retailers in California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Texas. You’ll find some official tasting notes on it below for your consideration.

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