Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Review

Photo courtesy of Stranahan's.

Photo courtesy of Stranahan’s.

Stranahan’s is a whiskey I’ve been wanting to try for a while now.  Each small batch made of 100% barley, and aged in new American oak casks for a minimum of two years in Colorado.  And a small batch it is.  Stranahan’s selects between 10 and 20 casks per batch.  This standard release is bottled at 94 proof.

The nose has a big honeyed malt character.  A touch of oak pops up, along with some stewed fruit.  The entry starts off mellow.  Some wood spice builds up a bit.  Honey and toffee notes ramp up, along with cereal grain and a touch of orange zest.  Stranahan’s is medium bodied, and doesn’t feel thin.  The tasting experience ends with a medium-long finish and a nice clove honey note.

 

Head distiller Rob Dietrich and his crew are crafting some delicious whiskey over in Colorado.  It’s definitely a different breed than other American whiskeys.  Going the barley route versus producing something with a corn-based or rye-based mashbill is commended.  This is a solid bottle of whiskey.  Recommended.

8.0/10
(Note: A review sample was provided by Stranahan’s.)
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