Laws Whiskey House, the award-winning, purpose-driven distillery in Denver, announces the 2023 release of their Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon.

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. These requirements were put into place by the Bottled in Bond Act of 1897, which is considered by many to be one of America’s first consumer protection laws.

In 2016, more than 100 years after the Bottled in Bond Act was implemented, Laws Whiskey House became the first Colorado distillery to release a bourbon meeting the Bottled in Bond criteria. Today, Laws Whiskey House continues to proudly carry forward this standard and tradition with the release of batch #7 of their Bonded Four Grain Bourbon.

For the second year in a row, Laws’ Bonded Four Grain Bourbon is eight years old and again consists of two separate batches. One batch is 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.

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 of 2023, and its 15 barrels became eight years old during the fall of 2022, for an average maturation time of 8 years and three months. Batch #7-S will be bottled in March 2023, and its 22 barrels will have an average maturation time of 8 years and two weeks.

Expect aromas of apple strudel, orange blossom and rose from both batches. On the palate, cherry vanilla cola, black tea, and walnut notes lead to a lingering rich and dry finish.

As with Laws’ small batch and cask strength offerings of its Four Grain Bourbon, batch #7 of Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon is made with the same mash bill of 60% corn, 20% heirloom wheat, 10% heirloom rye, and 10% heirloom malted barley.

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