Cognac Cask Finished Bourbon: Second Release
We are pleased to announce the second annual release of our Cognac Cask Finished Bourbon. Introduced in 2017 as one of our first projects in the Laws Special Finish Series, this year’s expression contains a blend of whiskeys aged between three and eight years in three different types of wood casks.
SOLERA-AGED COGNAC CASK FINISHED BOURBON
This Cognac Cask Finished Bourbon is the second annual release of a living and evolving blend.
Through several years of trial and experimentation, we have created a distinctive solera process where only a portion of our Cognac Cask Finished Bourbon is released at a time, leaving the remainder to marry with future blends of this whiskey.
BEHIND THE BARREL(S)
The process starts with our Four Grain Straight Bourbon that has been aged for a minimum of two years in new American oak barrels. Select barrels are then chosen to rest in Cognac casks for secondary aging. Finally, the Cognac Cask Finished Bourbon is combined in a 50-year-old French oak blending vat known as a foeder. Each year, only a portion of the foeder is harvested, meaning each annual release contains whiskey from prior years’ vintages and maintains style continuity from batch to batch. After harvesting for each annual release, the foeder is immediately topped with Cognac Cask Finished Four Grain Bourbon and the cycle continues. This whiskey’s flavor continues to evolve with time, making it a collectible whiskey from year to year.
Our Cognac Cask Finished process was developed with help from sixth generation Cognac producer Alain Royer. Alain provided technical expertise on cask finishing and blending and also helped us source the foeder.
ABOUT THIS RELEASE
This second release consists of 2,340 750ml bottles. This distinctive whiskey has aromas of stewed fruit and black tea on the nose. The spirit boasts flavors of spiced apple butter, toasted wood, and raisin, leading to a rich and luxurious finish.
EVOLVING WITH TIME
One of our central philosophies is continuous improvement. This whiskey is an example of
that philosophy. With this release we are pushing ourselves and our whiskeys to the next level. It’s a special release and we are excited to have you join us on this taste journey to see how this whiskey evolves with time.
Cheers to all of you who like to explore things off the beaten path.
Founder, Laws Whiskey House
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