About Laws San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey
Laws Whiskey House is a dedicated, no-compromise whiskey company. The distillery was founded by Alan Laws in 2010 in Denver, Colorado, in the historic Gates Neighborhood. Laws and his team, nicknamed "The Village", perfected the whiskey over several years, crafting the one-of-a-kind spirit into what it is today: a terroir spirit that embraces Colorado grains, its thin air, hot days, and cool nights of the Rocky Mountain region.
Laws Whiskey takes "an obsessive, hands-on approach to every aspect of whiskey production." Every step of the production is carried out in-house: from the milling, cooking, fermentation, and distillation to aging. They utilize heirloom and heritage grains that are often lower-yield than their modern counterparts that are favored for mass production. These grains come from family-owned farms: the Codys in the San Luis Valley and the Ohnmachts in Colorado. They open-air ferment their sour mash for 4 days before distilling in a custom-made four-plate pot still. Aging takes place in American white oak and takes at least 2 years.
Laws San Luis Valley Straight Rye is crafted with low-yield, semi-wild rye from the Cody family farm in Colorado's San Luis Valley. The Laws team fell in love with the grain that the family has been growing there since the 1930s. It's a fragrant and well-balanced rye that spends at least 3 years in charred oak barrels before being bottled at 95 proof.
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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