Laws Whiskey House Releases Centennial Straight Wheat Whiskey
Denver-based Laws Whiskey House announced the fourth release of their Bottled in Bond Centennial Straight Wheat Whiskey, available in key markets starting June 1.
This release meets two key standards of American whiskey, Straight and Bottled in Bond. To qualify as a Straight Wheat whiskey, the spirit must be aged in a charred new oak container for two years or more and must be made from no less than 51% wheat.
To qualify as a Bottled in Bond whiskey, the spirit 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. Meeting and exceeding these standards allows the distillery to fully explore the distinctive properties of a whiskey made with heirloom grains.
The Bonded Centennial Straight Wheat Whiskey is skillfully crafted using an exceptional 100% Soft White Centennial Wheat mash bill. This heirloom varietal Spring wheat is grown in the unique environment of the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado by the Cody Family Farm.
The growing conditions on this high elevation farm stress the grains just enough to provide distinctive terroir-led flavors. The liquid is aged for an average of five years five months before it is bottled.
Laws’ Batch #4 Centennial Straight Wheat is a blend of 22 barrels with an average maturation time of 5 years, 5 months. The mash bill is 100% Centennial wheat, 50% raw and 50% malted. It will be available in key markets across the country starting June 2022 for a suggested retail price of $79.99. Laws recommends enjoying the whiskey over ice.