A.D. Laws Origins Bottled in Bond Four Grain Bourbon, 50%

Price: $75 Issue: Summer 2016 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

Same mashbill as the Laws Four Grain, aged 4 years. Hard, dry corn aromas; no sulfur. Hot, straightforward corn and oak, with active spices. One of the leanest, most austere young bourbons I've ever tasted; no compromises, no lush sweetness: savory bourbon. The finish is great: tingling and tasty for a long time after the swallow. Not a bonded for cocktails; sip this.