Partnership Pick: “Breaking the Law: Prime Suspect” Laws Whiskey House Rye Whiskey Finished in Sauternes Casks

Breaking Bourbon Award Winning Single Barrel Club picks are selected by Breaking Bourbon, and whenever possible with the help of Patreon supporters. The bottles are made available to Patreon supporters first by pledge tier. If any bottles remain after all supporters have had an opportunity to purchase, they are made available to the public on a first come, first served basis. Each barrel is sponsored by a retailer partner, who sells the bottles directly to end purchasers.

Retailer Partner: De Wine Spot

Barrel Selection Partner: The Prime Barrel

Name: Laws Whiskey House Rye Whiskey Finished in Sauternes Casks

Company: Laws Whiskey House

Distillery: Laws Whiskey House

Age: 5 Years (Distilled on January 22, 2016 - Harvested on April 6, 2021)

Proof: 123.1

Mashbill: 100% San Luis Valley Rye (50% Raw, 50% Malted)

Yield: 258 Bottles

Release Date: June 2021

Single Barrel Club Rollout Schedule

$25 - Friday 06/25/2021 @ 2PM ET

$14 - Monday 06/28/2021 @ 2PM ET

$7 - Wednesday 06/30/2021 @ 2PM ET

$3, $2, $1 - Friday 07/02/2021 @ 2PM ET


This unique pick was selected in partnership with The Prime Barrel and is available via De Wine Spot. De Wine Spot is located in Brooklyn, NY, and is one of our premier retailers we’ve partnered with for many picks before.

Laws Whiskey House, otherwise known as A.D. Laws, is located in Denver, Colorado. The distillery makes bourbon, rye, and a variety of limited releases. Limited releases include their Experiential series, which is the category this Sauternes Finished Rye falls into.

We tasted through some standard Laws whiskey, but as luck would have it they followed up with an option for their sauternes finished rye, and we knew immediately that it was something we wanted to try. So we sampled virtually with our friends at The Prime Barrel, and picked a winner.

Laws provides a wealth of information on the label alone. This whiskey is made from an unusual 100% rye, of which 50% was raw and 50% was malted. A sour mash was used, and it was triple distilled. For the first round of aging, it went into 53 gallon ISC brand barrel with a char #3 at 125 barrel entry proof. For the sauternes finishing, it was aged in a 225L French oak sauternes cask. The end result is a 123.1 proof sauternes finished rye whiskey with loads of depth.

Since this was a joint pick, we wanted to come up with a nickname that incorporated both Breaking Bourbon and Prime Barrel. Incorporating “Law” into the concept in some way made perfect sense, and we immediately landed on something that revolved around “Breaking the Law: Prime Suspect.” This also played into the unique aspect of a 100% rye whiskey finished in a sauternes cask.

**Please note: There is no sticker available for this product.

Tasting Notes:

Nose: Malt | Dark fruit | Rye spice | Dates | Figs | Interesting, unique & funky

Palate: Cherry cobbler | Leather | Malty | Baking chocolate | Loads of depth

Finish: Flash of bold spice | Tobacco | Oak | Cherry | Long & interesting

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Please note these bottles will not be sold by Breaking Bourbon, but will be sold by retailers we partner with in order to fulfill the orders and ship the bottles directly to Patreon supporters. Breaking Bourbon will receive no compensation from our partner retailers under these agreements (with the exception of a bottle from each barrel for editorial purposes). If you represent a retailer and ship to consumers and you’re interested in partnering just let us know!

Written By: BB Team

June 25, 2021
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