Laws Bourbon Barrel Exclusive heats up Longmont

Denver distillery Laws Whiskey House has built an impressive portfolio over the last few years. Their award-winning whiskies have expanded into a much sought-after barrel selection program.

Laws just released a new small batch Bourbon to the Longmont area.

Barrel #1023, produced exclusively for Wyatt’s Wet Goods, has a mash bill of 60% corn, 20% wheat, 10% rye, and 10% malted barley, distilled in a copper pot/column still then aged three years in new American white oak to produce a truly unique cask strength Colorado Bourbon.

Its nose displays touches of red apple, hay, and orange, leading to a mouth with traditional flavors of oak and vanilla that are highlighted by notes of sweet tobacco, plum, and pine.

This one of a kind Western-style whiskey can only be found at Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont, as part of their growing barrel selection program.

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.

Available both in the standard 750 ml and 375 ml bottles this limited release makes an ideal gift for someone you want 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.

5 Great Irish whiskies for toasting St. Patrick’s Day

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with a toast of true Irish whiskey. With its signature smoothness, sweetness, and easy drinkability, you can see why the Irish style is the fastest growing in the whiskey market.

Irish whiskey is distilled three times, and the barley is usually kiln dried rather than being dried over burning peat for a smoother finish. (Most Scotch is distilled twice and the malt is often peated, giving it a smoky flavor with earthy overtones.) Traditionally, Irish whiskey is made from cereal grains and aged in wooden casks at least three years.

For your March 17 celebration, try one of these festive Irish whiskey options:

Green Spot

A favorite of whiskey critics, Green Spot has an aroma and taste of orchard apples and toasted wood with a sprinkling of clove. It is full bodied while balancing the fruity sweetness and toasted oak spiciness into a nicely malted finish with accents of vanilla.

Redbreast 12

Redbreast is a very special single pot still whiskey that is matured for a minimum of twelve years in sherry casks and bourbon barrels. It is robust, assertive, and highly praised among whiskey connoisseurs. Its nose is nutty and rich with notes of dried peels and spice. Its palate exhibits essences of spice and freshly cut citrus fruit with hints of marzipan and sherry. Redbreast has a delightfully long finish full of creamy custard and spice.

Teeling Small Batch

This small batch bottling consists of hand selected casks which are given further maturation in ex-rum barrels imparting extra character and smooth flavor unique to Irish whiskey. Bottling at 46% ABV with no chill filtration.

Slane Triple Casked

Slane Irish Whiskey is draws from a trio of casks–virgin oak casks, seasoned casks (which previously contained Tennessee whiskey and bourbon) and Oloroso Sherry casks. It has a nose of sweet oak and toasted barley with flavors of Victoria Sponge Cake and butterscotch with a toasted, lingering finish.

Jameson Caskmates

Emerging from a conversation between their head distiller and the head brewer of Cork’s Franciscan Well Brewery, Jameson Caskmates is finished in either IPA or stout-seasoned whiskey casks. While their triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, notes of oak, vanilla, and butterscotch confirm the beer’s influence in the classic Irish whiskey.

You can find these, as well as many other types of whiskey, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, where they offer you superior choice and selection for all your drinking desires.

Stadler Springs Kentucky Whiskey

The beginning of the year is typically a slow period for whiskey releases, yet one of the most popular months for The Brown due to the weather. If you’re looking for a new, relaxed winter warmer, consider Stadler Springs Kentucky Whiskey.

Opening with a beautiful dark amber color and aromas of brown sugar and apricot, its palate is delicate, featuring sweet oak, molasses, and lightly toasted almonds. An elegant spirit best served neat, Stadler Springs gets better with each sip. 92 Points, Wine & Spirits Guild of America. 40% ABV.

This meticulously blended Kentucky whiskey is distinctively rich and smooth. It works well for both casual shots or in mixing. Try it at your next poker game, playoff viewing party, or barbecue. It pairs nicely with smoked meat.

You can check out Stadler Springs at Wyatt’s Wet Goods, your local destination liquor store.

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon is a smooth addition to your bar

Basil Hayden’s is truly a small batch bourbon with broad appeal. Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made from a mash very similar to the original recipe developed in 1796, when master distiller Basil Hayden used a traditional corn base but mixed in small grains with the mash.

A bartending favorite, it has a golden amber color and a spicy aroma of breakfast tea and peppermint bark. On the palate, the rye grains are evident, as are notes of cracked pepper and honey with just a touch of mint. The finish is clean and dry, leaving a pleasant aftertaste of cinnamon and baking spices.

Although it is ideally served neat, or simply with ice on a hot afternoon, Basil Hayden will enhance any Manhattan or Smash cocktail.

A bottle of basil Hayden won’t break the bank either, but it will fix your reputation as a bourbon connoisseur, so raise a glass with a quality dram like Basil Hayden’s.

Locally, you can get yours, as well as a host of traditional and Colorado whiskies, at large, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, that maintain vast whiskey and spirits sections for your enjoyment.