Laws Whiskey House Releases Their 2022 Four Grain Bourbon, San Luis Valley Rye

, | March 18, 2022

Denver’s Laws Whiskey House recently unveiled their 2022 Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon and San Luis Valley Rye.

The Laws team released their first Bonded Four Grain Bourbon in 2016, the first bonded bourbon in the state of Colorado and one of the first bonded four grain bourbons in the country.

Six years later, the brand is ready to raise the veil on batch #6 of their Bonded Four Grain Bourbon and batch #3 of their Bonded San Luis Valley Rye.

Laws Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon

Laws Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon (image via Laws Whiskey House)

To qualify as a Bottled in Bond whiskey, the expression must be made by one distillery in a single season, must be bottled at 100 proof (50% abv) and must be aged at least four years in a federally bonded warehouse.

Founder Al Laws said in a prepared statement, “We’re excited to be on this journey of Laws’ commitment to creating exceptional Bottled in Bond whiskey, and it will continue to be a lead mark in the Laws Whiskey portfolio in years to come.”

Bottled in Bond 8yr Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey – Batch #6

Laws’ sixth release of their Bonded Four Grain Bourbon is one of the oldest bourbons to be released from the distillery and is composed of two separate batches. One batch is from the spring season of 2013, marked with batch code #6-S, and the other is from the fall season of the same year, marked with batch code #6-F.

  • Batch #6-S of Laws’ Bonded Four Grain was distilled in the spring of 2013 and is a marriage of 18 barrels with an average maturation time of 8 years and 5 months.
  • Batch #6-F of the Bonded Four Grain was distilled in the fall of 2013 and features 9 barrels with an average maturation time of 8 years and 2 months.
  • Expect aromas of orange blossom, toffee, and apricot jam on the nose. On the tongue, those notes melt to brown butter and dates, leaving a dry finish with hints of sandalwood.
  • Mash bill: 60% corn, 20% heirloom wheat, 10% heirloom rye, 10% heirloom malted barley.
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Bottled in Bond 7yr San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey – Batch #3

It is described as a distinctive, unapologetic rye, whose grain flavors continue to dominate the finish even after 7 years in charred oak barrels.

  • Batch #3 of Laws’ Bonded San Luis Valley Straight Rye is a marriage of 23 barrels distilled in the fall season of 2014 with a total maturation time of 7 years and 1 month.
  • Expect notes of cherry cola and black currant on the nose, followed by flavors of hazelnut, green mango, melon and the characteristic serrano pepper of Laws’ flagship rye. The whiskey finishes with star anise and sage flavors that complement each other and linger on the tongue.
  • Mash bill: 95% heirloom rye, 5% heirloom barley.

The latest offerings in the brand’s bonded portfolio will be available in select markets across the country starting in April, with a suggested retail price of $79.99.

Al Laws explained that the brand was established in 2011, and Laws Whiskey House was founded on what’s described as the principle that the soul of its whiskey is composed of the people who grow it, the people who make it, and the people who drink it.

They use the traditional method of open-air, on grain fermentation, and their whiskeys feature high-altitude grown American mother grains and mountain spring water while aging in 53-gallon charred American oak barrels.

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