About Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
In 1994, volunteer firefighter Jess Graber was dispatched to fight a small fire at the Stranahan Barn just outside Denver. The owner of the barn — George Stranahan — was the founder and owner of Flying Dog Brewery, and eventually struck up a conversation with Graber once the fire had been eliminated. Together, the two teamed up in order to found Stranahan's Distillery, the first legal distillery in Colorado since Prohibition.
Crafted in the heart of Denver, Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey is a testament to the state's Rocky Mountain roots. The whiskey is made exclusively from Rocky Mountain barley, which is malted before being milled, mashed and fermented at the distillery. Following fermentation, the wash is distilled through a copper pot still before the whiskey is matured in new, charred American oak barrels.
After the whiskey has matured for a minimum of two years (the final whiskey is crafted from a blend of two, three and five year old whiskeys), it is brought to proof with water sourced from the Eldorado spring, situated just outside Boulder, Colorado. Then, each batch is bottled by hand.
Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey has an aroma of tangerines, roasted nuts, peppers and spices that gives way to notes of tobacco, chewy leather, maple syrup and honeyed caramel on the palate. The finish is bold and robust, mingling traditional hints of a single malt with the unique flavors of a bourbon.
Five batches of Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey earned the Liquid Gold Award from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
, scoring as high as 96 points. In addition, the whiskey earned a score of 92 points from Wine Enthusiast
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About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
Check out our impressive selection of American single malts, or find your new favorite in our rich whisk(e)y selection, and get familiarized with what the world has to offer.