About Stranahan's Sherry Cask Single Malt 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 dealt with. 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, 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 Sherry Cask Single Malt Whiskey is the 11th batch. After 4 years of maturation in new charred oak, their Rocky Mountain Single Malt is transferred into 500-liter oloroso sherry barrels, where it is finished. The casks come from Andalusia, Spain, and have been used for aging wine for more than 40 years, meaning that the barrels impart the whiskey with rich vanilla, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, and oak notes. The whiskey is bottled at 94 proof.
Get your bottle of this American sherried single malt whiskey today!
Whiskey origin dates back to Ireland more than 600 years ago and has become the fastest-growing spirit category on the planet since then.
It is produced worldwide from scotch, Irish whiskey, bourbon, rye, Japanese whisky, and other types. Each has a distinct flavor profile due to numerous factors from different types of climate, ingredients, distilling methods, and the aging process.
Check out our impressive selection of whisk(e)ys, find your new favorite in Top 10 whisk(e)ys, or explore our treasury of rare & hard to find whisk(e)ys.