Laws Whiskey House Has A New Limited Edition Ruby Port Finished Bourbon

By Allyson Nichols / December 18, 2020

Laws Whiskey House of Denver last month announced the launch of a new limited-edition Experiential Series variant from its line up – a Ruby Port Finished Bourbon that’s seen as a sweet, grain-forward style of whiskey.

Created with the same bourbon mash bill as the distillery’s flagship Four Grain Straight Bourbon with 60 percent corn, 20 percent heirloom wheat, 10 percent heirloom rye and 10 percent heirloom, this latest offering was aged on-site for over three years in new charred American oak and finished in 225 liter Portuguese Ruby Port French Oak Casks for two years. It was recently bottled at 95 proof.

Laws Ruby Port Finished Bourbon

Laws Ruby Port Finished Bourbon (image via Laws Whiskey House)

The Portuguese casks used to age the whiskey, noted the brand, enhanced the fruity notes, including golden raisins, figs and dried cherries. Hints of plum and Christmas pudding can be found in the drink before it is finished off with nutmeg and light tannins.

The drink, as mentioned above, is the latest offering in the brand’s Experiential Barrel Series – a methodically built channel for Law’s appreciation and curiosity for controlled experimentation that allows them to push the standards of whiskey to new levels. It joins this season’s Sauternes Cask Finished Rye and Calvados Finished Bourbon in the series, as well as the previous Straight Wheat Whiskey Finished in Curaçao Casks and the Straight Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Honey Casks.

“We want to not only introduce drinkers to the robust flavors of Colorado but push the standards of whiskey to new levels,” said Al Laws, founder of Laws Whiskey House, in a prepared statement. “From this passion and drive we created the Experiential Series, allowing our talented and intellectually-curious Laws Village team to test different flavor profiles and present our heirloom grains in unique and exciting ways. The Ruby Port Finished Bourbon offers something exciting for those that like their whiskies a bit on the sweeter and fruiter side.”

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The Laws Ruby Port Finished Bourbon is available in limited quantities in selected markets for a suggested retail price of $75.