Don’t lay down the Laws, pick it up!

Laws Whiskey House is one of Colorado’s premier distilleries. Located in Denver, they specialize in making full-flavored craft whiskies and experimenting with different types of local grains.

One should try Laws at every opportunity, especially these offerings:

Four Grain Straight Bourbon

Using painstaking care and top-notch ingredients, Laws strives to capture the character and quality of its grains in each sip. Enjoy the harmony of their flagship whiskey and the vanilla and caramel notes from their newly charred American white oak barrels that create a classic bourbon with Colorado character. Bottled at 95 proof.

Farmers Select Four Grain Straight Bourbon

This single barrel bottling of their classic Four Grain Straight Bourbon is crafted grain to bottle using ingredients hand-picked by the Colorado farmers that grow their grains. This whiskey celebrates their care and hard work. Aged at least 2 years in new American white oak. Bottled at 95 proof.

Four Grain Straight Bourbon BOTTLED IN BOND

Bottling in Bond requires that this limited release be a product of a single season, using the grain of a single season, made by one distiller at a single distillery, and aged at least 4 years in a federal government-bonded warehouse. The whiskey is then cut and bottled at 100 proof (50% ABV). These rules are significantly more stringent than the U.S. standards for “Straight Whiskey.”

Secale Straight Rye Whiskey

Secale Rye is made with 100% Colorado grains (95% rye and 5% barley). At 100 proof, this true Colorado rye packs a punch with rich flavors and a layered complexity that refines its characteristic regional terroir.

Locally, you pick up your Laws at larger, superiorly stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, that cater to the discriminating whiskey drinker, as well as those just beginning their fine malt journey.

Join us Saturday, June 15th for our Father’s Day Weekend tasting of Laws Whiskey. All tasting items will be on sale!

Race to Wyatt’s for Woodford Reserve

While some may be preparing their blenders for margaritas this weekend, the most renowned bourbon event of the year takes place this Saturday—the Kentucky Derby.

The Derby is the most famous horse race of the year, steeped in tradition, including a drinking one.

The Mint Julep, the quintessential Southern cocktail, is synonymous with the Kentucky Derby. Woodford, especially Woodford Reserve Bourbon, is the primary sponsor of the Kentucky Derby. Each year, Woodford sponsors the great race, and raises a substantial sum in charity and sponsorship for the event.

For a great whiskey weekend, place your bets on one of these entries from the Woodford collection:

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon: Woodford’s flagship bourbon is a clean, amber bourbon, with notes of dried fruit, mint, and oranges in its nose and a touch of cocoa and faint vanilla. It is rich and chewy, but smooth and rounded with flavors of cinnamon, toffee, and cocoa. It has a silky, smooth finish that is creamy with a lingering, warm tail. 45.2% ABV.

Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon: Sweet and spicy on the nose, Woodford Reserve Double Oaked offers inviting aromas of vanilla, honey, chocolate and cinnamon with a hint of dried fruit. The palate offers rich flavors of caramel, baked apple, brown sugar and marzipan, which merge with notes of oak, vanilla and honeyed apple on the long finish. Although the oak is certainly pronounced, it accentuates the complex balance of flavors, rather than overwhelming them. 45.2% ABV.

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey: Specially selected whiskies are infused with the rich flavor of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla. The result is a uniquely sophisticated whisky, bursting with the bold flavor of vanilla and the distinctive smoothness of Crown Royal. 45.2% ABV.

This year, Woodford Reserve is offering their classic Bourbon in a standard size 750ml gift pack that includes its own signature copper Mint Julep cup! These collectibles will put you in the spirit for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. You can find them, while supplies last, at Wyatt’s, where we offer you only the best for your drinking experiences.

The Jefferson Wood Experiment 5 pack is the perfect gift for any Bourbon lover

Looking for that special standout gift for the whiskey lover in your life? Check out the Jefferson Wood Experiment. jeff-wood1

Retailing at about $100, it’s no more financially damaging than a bottle of good Scotch, but much more memorable.

Each pack contains five 200 ml bottles of a different range or style of barrel cooperage. (Right off the bat, that’s a full liter of specialty whiskey, versus the standard 750ml bottle. But the definitive qualifier here is not the quantity, but the quality.)

The inspiration behind Jefferson’s Wood Experiment Collection came from spending time in a wine cooperage in Missouri. Wine cooperages are different than what you find in Kentucky as they have different treating processes which are more focused on toasting, slow cooking, and searing to bring different flavors to the forefront.

It was at this point that the Jefferson team asked, “How could we change up what the final flavors of the bourbon are after we mature it in typical bourbon barrels?”

They started with their 4-year-old bourbon that had been aged in new charred white oak barrels and finished it in 13 different environments/vessels. There were many combinations with which to experiment–new bourbon barrels, new wine barrels, wine barrel heads on a new bourbon barrel, inserting oak staves that have been seared, or oak cubes that have been slow cooked, etc.

jeff-wood2Over a period of 32 months, they charted the characteristics of each experiment monthly and analyzed how the different treatments affected the outcome of the final whiskey.

Jefferson decided to bottle up five of these experiments into 200 milliliter samples so you can see for yourself how small changes can make a vast difference.

This 2016 kit consists of five bottles, with a random selection from each of the 13 different available experiments in each package.

For those who have been curious about how much a particular oak barrel can season the flavor of a whiskey, ever thought of hosting their own bourbon tasting, or just appreciate the unique creativity involved in the whiskey making process, this is an ideal opportunity.

Act now, though! Jefferson’s Wood Experiment sampler is in high demand, but short quantity, for the holidays.

December is a prime month for capturing the best annual short batch releases in premium whiskeys. You can find the Jefferson Wood Experiment and other limited specialties at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, where we offer you a myriad of selection and choice, all year round.

UPDATE: The Jefferson Wood Experiment pack is now on sale at Wyatt’s–$20 off through December 23!

Laws Whiskey House Barrel Select Exclusive warms up Longmont

This is the time of year that makes bourbon hunters rejoice. November is the prime month for small batch, limited special releases.

Along with shorter produced seasonal offerings, this is also when unbeatable barrel select versions start to appear. These barrel select programs grant retailers an opportunity to directly purchase bourbon with customized flavor profiles for their customers. Usually only a handful of these unique, one-of-a-kind whiskey barrels are available or offered for purchase.

One such limited batch that no whiskey lover would want to miss is the new Laws Select Barrel #860.

Barrel #860, produced exclusively for Wyatt’s Wet Goods, has a floral nose of loam and honeycrisp apple. Distilled twice, with a mash bill of 60% corn, 20% wheat, 10% rye, and 10% malted barley, it was aged for three years in new American white oak barrels to bring out tastes of black tea, pear, and leather with a clean, bittersweet finish and a final ABV of 47.5%.

Available both in the standard 750 ml and 375 ml bottles this limited release makes an ideal gift for someone who wants to impress with a truly top shelf Colorado craft whiskey. Get one (or two) for your collection—while you can.

Locally, you can get these types of hot exclusives at Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont, which caters to the discriminating whiskey drinker, as well as those just beginning their fine malt journey.

Wyatt’s is hosting a special free tasting of Law’s whiskies this Saturday, November 10, from noon to 4:45 pm. Come in this weekend and sample some of the best bourbon Colorado has to offer, and treat yourself to a bottle or two. All tasting items will be on sale!