San Luis Valley Straight Rye, Laws Whiskey House
Laws Whiskey House is a fiercely independent Colorado distillery committed to producing the highest quality whiskey using local ingredients. Each batch is milled, cooked, fermented, distilled, and aged on-site, utilizing heirloom grains from family-owned Colorado farms. The practice of open-air, on-grain fermentation captures the essence of Colorado’s terroir while the copper pot/column still hybrid produces a robust, grain-forward style of whiskey.
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8,000 feet above sea level, in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, the Cody family has been cultivating this low yield, semi-wild rye grain since the 1930s. The unique terroir of the San Luis Valley in imparts a perfumed quality to the rye, while a mash including equal parts raw and malted grain produces a whiskey that balances the cereal qualities of malted grain with the assertive spice profile found in its raw counterpart. The result is a distinctly nuanced rye whiskey unlike any other. Laws Straight Rye has a mash bill of 95% heirloom rye and 5% heirloom barley and is aged over three years in new, 53-gallon, charred oak. A perfumed nose with hints of baking spice gives way to a palate of black tea, sweet mint, orange peel, and stewed fig, finishing with green peppercorn spice. 47.5% ABV