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A. D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

A. D. Laws Four Grain Straight Bourbon

Brand
A. D. Laws
Expression
Four Grain Straight Bourbon
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
47.50%
Region
Colorado
Website
www.lawswhiskeyhouse.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

80
Nose
Earthy and edgy with burnt toffee, burnt coffee and burnt herbs. A subtle fudge and perfumed orange note adds a degree of lightness but it becomes enormously herbal with time.
Palate
Youthful and herbal with an intense spiciness. Slightly treacly with drying, bitter, dark chocolate tannins and rye.
Finish
Intense and herbal but youthful and bitter.
Comment
Although I loved its intensity, it could have done with some balancing sweetness.

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
Roasted chestnuts, dried red apple, a hint of plasticine. Chocolate and praline notes with an underlying dryness. New oak bitterness.
Palate
Drying flavours of oak create a bed for some of the nutty, chocolate and fruit tones. The wood is very bitter.
Finish
Musty books, moist leather jackets. Watered gardens after newly planted saplings.
Comment
A little too much new oak (or musty old oak) for me. Good as a mixer, but not balanced enough to be a sipper.
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