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Laws Bottled In Bond San Luis Valley Rye Shines At 7yrs Old

We are proud to announce that our Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye is back with a new gold medal from the 2023 San Francisco Spirits Competition. This is on top of winning Best American Rye 12 Years and Under from the 2023 World Whiskies Awards. This anticipated release is available for tasting and for purchase in the Laws Whiskey House tasting room in Denver starting Thursday May 11th and will be available at lawswhiskeyhouse.com and in key markets across the country starting in late May. You can sign up here to receive notification when this release is available through our ecommerce store to ship to your door.

The perfect sipper. Bonded San Luis Valley Rye


We release a new batch of Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye annually, each slightly different from the last due to variation in the grains, maturation, and distilling season. The latest batch is a seven-year-old whiskey, comprising 24 barrels distilled between February and April of 2016. Some of the barrels were made from mash bill of 95% San Luis Valley Rye and 5% two-row barley while others were made with 100% San Luis Valley Rye. Only 4,848 bottles were produced in this limited, seasonal release.

  • Bach code: 4
  • Class & Type: Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Bottled in Bond: Yes
  • Proof: 100
  • Mash Bill: a marriage of 95% heirloom San Luis Valley Rye / 5% heirloom barley barrels and 100% San Luis Valley Rye barrels
  • Batch Size: 24 barrels / 4,848 bottles
  • Fill Date: between February and April 2016
  • Harvest Date: April 2023
  • Total Maturation Time: seven years and one month on average
  • Suggested Retail Price: $79.99
  • Availability: May 11th from our tasting room and later in May in retailers throughout Colorado, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Washington DC, and Wisconsin

“The soul of our whiskey comes from the union of the grains and the people who grow them combined with our no-shortcuts process and the people who make up Laws Whiskey House. We love this whiskey because it perfectly represents what we strive for as a distillery: terroir-led flavors, the highest standards of quality, and distinctive spirits, all made for people around the world who love and appreciate whiskey. We hope you enjoy our Bonded San Luis Valley Rye.”

-Al Laws

Grain harvest at the Cody Family Farm in the San Luis Valley of Colorado


100% of the grains in this whiskey were grown by the Cody Family Farm 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 prehistoric lake.

Learn more about our heirloom rye grain grown in the San Luis Valley here.


Since 2017, this whiskey has won more than 20 medals and accolades and just last year, it won Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Platinum and Consumers Choice Award from the Sip Awards, and Double Gold from the Barleycorn Awards. In 2023, Bottled in Bond San Luis Valley Rye was the category winner of Best American Rye 12 Years and Under from the World Whiskies Awards.


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