Laws Whiskey House of Denver took home top honors at the World Whiskies Awards on Feb. 11 in New York City. Laws Whiskey’s Bonded San Luis Valley Straight Rye was the category winner for American Rye Whiskey (12 years and under).
In addition to this prestigious award, Laws Whiskey House also received a bronze medal in the non-Kentucky category for its 6-Year Bottled in Bond Straight Four Grain Bourbon.
“As an American whiskey focused distillery, producing an unapologetic straight rye whiskey has been an obsession here at Laws Whiskey House from the beginning,” says Al Laws, founder of Laws Whiskey House. “Being at the top of this rye category in the World Whiskies Awards three out of the last four years is pretty great and humbling—a testament to the flavorful heirloom variety of rye we use from the San Luis Valley in Colorado grown by the Cody family”
The Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye has been well received in many markets over the last few years; the new 6-year-old Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye is set for release in several markets in March.
“The San Luis Valley Rye we grow for Laws is lovingly attended to by our multi-generational family farm,” says Josh Cody of Colorado Malting Co. “The rye is part of our family. It is at our table when we gather, in our field through the San Luis Valley winter and finished properly by our family at Laws Whiskey.”