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Laws Whiskey Four Grain Straight Cask Bourbon Review

Laws Whiskey Four Grain Straight Cask Bourbon Review

Batch B-23

Distilled by Laws Whiskey House in Denver Colorado

Accolades: Best Small Batch Bourbon at 2024 World Whiskies Awards

Age: 4+ years at high elevation

Batch contains 4-6 barrels at 10 years old

Batch size: 100 barrels

Marriage tank size: 5,820 gallons

Mashbill: 60% corn, 20% heirloom wheat, 10% heirloom rye, 10% heirloom barley

Corn is grown by Whiskey Sisters Supply in Burlington, Colorado

Heirloom wheat rye & barley are grown and malted by Colorado Malting Company in the San Luis Valley of Colorado

Length of fermentation: about 3.5 days

Still manufacturer: Vendome

Type of still: Pot stills

Laws does two distillations in two seperate stills.  The first distillation is through a 2,000 gallon stripping still.  The second distillation, the spirit run is distilled in their 500 gallon full copper still. Both are pot stills designed for Laws by Vendome

Barrel manufacturer: Independent Stave Company

Barrel Char level: Cooper Select Barrels Char No. 3

Barrel size: 53 gallon

Proof coming off the still: around 125

Barrel entry proof: 105-110

Bottling proof: 116.4

Nose 👃: Caramel. Baking spices. Black walnut. Pear.

Palate 👅: Black licorice. Honey. Tangerine. Vanilla pudding. Ginger.

Finish 🏁: Cinnamon.  Brown sugar. Orange zest.  Raisin. Tobacco. Very long in length.

This might be the easiest-sipping whiskey I’ve experienced at 116 proof.  You’ll feel the proof soon, but you don’t feel it going down.

Overall, I find this to be a rather unique bourbon profile… and I like it.  If you ever get bored with the traditional bourbon profile… this is worth a hard look.  It’s quality and unique.

In general, I love the production transparency voluntarily given by Laws… it’s refreshing!

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