Denver’s Laws Whiskey House recently announced the 2023 release of their Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon.
A statement from Laws explained that 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, and must be aged at least four years in a federally-bonded warehouse.
In 2016, more than a hundred years after the Bottled in Bond Act went into effect, Laws Whiskey House was the first Colorado distillery to release a bourbon meeting the Bottled in Bond criteria.
They are now on Batch #7 of their Bonded Four Grain Bourbon.
For this expression, it’s the second year in a row Laws’ Bonded Four Grain Bourbon is 8 years old, and again it’s made up of two separate batches.
One batch comes from the fall season of 2014, marked with batch code #7-F, and the other is from the spring season of 2015, marked with batch code #7-S.
The whiskey maker noted that Batch #7-F will arrive shortly before batch #7-S due to maturation timing as required by the Bottled in Bond Act. Batch #7-F was harvested in February and its 15 barrels became 8 years old during the fall of 2022, for an average maturation time of 8 years and 3 months.
Batch #7-S will be bottled in March and its 22 barrels will have an average maturation time of 8 years and 2 weeks.
The distiller’s notes show that the Four Grain has aromas of apple strudel, orange blossom and rose in both batches. On the palate, it tastes of cherry vanilla cola, black tea, and walnut leading to a lingering dry finish.
Batch #7 of Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon is made with a mash bill of 60% corn, 20% heirloom wheat, 10% heirloom rye, and 10% heirloom malted barley.
Founder Al Laws said that becoming the first Colorado distillery to release a bonded bourbon was a big achievement back in 2016. “Now on our seventh bonded bourbon release, I’m proud to be among an esteemed group of distilleries carrying this standard of quality forward. It’s one of the ways we are adding to the fabric of the American whiskey tradition.”
This latest batch in the Bonded portfolio will be available at the Laws Whiskey House Tasting Room, at their website, and through national distribution starting this March with a suggested retail price of $79.99.
For more information or to get a bottle, check out www.lawswhiskeyhouse.com.
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