Today, we are thrilled to announce the release of CORNERSTONE, the newest addition to our Laws Whiskey House ORIGINS Series. This remarkable expression marks the inaugural vertical blend of Laws San Luis Valley Straight Rye Whiskey, showcasing some of the oldest and most exceptional whiskey the distillery has to offer.
RAISING A GLASS TO LAWS NEW TASTING ROOM DEBUT IN 2024!
With CORNERSTONE, we sought to commemorate the opening of our new tasting room coming in 2024, a literal cornerstone of the distillery in Denver, Colorado.
With a complete bar, cocktail program, whiskey education space, and expanded seating areas, our newly reimagined tasting room is designed to offer a new and elevated Laws Whiskey House experience. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on the progress and official news of our grand opening.
THE FIRST VERTICAL BLEND OF SAN LUIS VALLEY RYE
This special and inaugural marriage of Laws San Luis Valley Rye is comprised of just nine barrels ranging in age from five to ten years old and barreled at full proof, the same proof the spirit went into the barrel for aging. These nine barrels consist of two rye mash bills: one being 95% heirloom San Luis Valley Rye and 5% heirloom barley, and the other is 100% heirloom San Luis Valley Rye. In this marriage, every barrel contributes toward creating a harmony of flavor with the younger barrels bringing brighter grain and fruit notes complemented by the older barrels’ richer character and flavors.
We loved creating CORNERSTONE because it perfectly represents what we strive for as a distillery: terroir-led flavors and the highest standards of quality. This is the first time we created a rye whiskey made from a wide age spectrum of barrels. Most of our whiskeys are made with barrels of the same or similar lot year. With CORNERSTONE, we had the opportunity to balance flavors in a whole different way. Opting to bottle at full proof, returning the whiskey to its original 115-proof entry point, is our secret to completing the full flavor circle. It’s the stage where the grain-forward rye truly shines.”Al Laws
HEIRLOOM RYE GRAIN GROWN IN THE SAN LUIS VALLEY OF COLORADO
100% of the grains in this whiskey were grown by the Cody Family Farm, founders of Colorado Malting Company, located near Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. At 7,500 feet of elevation, the growing conditions of this valley contribute unique flavor profiles to the Cody’s grains including a distinct minerality that comes from the calcium and mineral rich soil of what used to be a prehistoric lake.
“Our rye stands apart from other rye’s grown in the market for many reasons including the unique climate conditions of the San Luis Valley.” Says Jason Cody of Colorado Malting Company. “The truly amazing flavor profiles (pepper, nutty and sweet) come from the soil type that is found in our specific corner of the valley. Just west of us is rocky soil and just north of us is sandy soil, both drain too quickly. Just east of us is tighter, more salty soil that hurts the plants. On our farm, the soil is somewhere in between and holds the key to rye whiskey perfection!”
Similar to previous ORIGINS Series Releases, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to causes and organizations selected by the Laws Whiskey House village. CORNERSTONE is available in the Laws Whiskey House Tasting Room, from lawswhiskeyhouse.com, and throughout our national distribution footprint.