Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
Unusual, but terrific
Not worth the hype...or price.
Whiskey as ir is meant to be
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An American whiskey with a difference. This is the first whiskey to be made legally in the Rocky Mountains, and is distilled from malted barely in a combination of pot and column stills. The bottles of Stranahan's are hand filled and the labels are hand labelled with the batch, distiller and a comment.
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Tried this as a Rec from the bartender at my local cigar lounge. now, I am a relative novice to formal appreciation of whisky,but have enjoyed American whisky for a number of years socially and keep severL varieties of blends and SBs in the home case.
the start is a little hot, but a welcome heat at best as I can describe. it feels smooth with a neat/smooth finish that begs for another take.
I was very impressed and went right out to purchase one for home which was similarly pleasing.
I will leave more detailed reviews to those who are more qualified. But I would have NO reservation in reccomendong this whisky to anyone! it is a go to and quite popular with all that have tried it at home (have to get new bottle).
6th February 2015
It's not difficult to get it in Colorado, but they are running low on stock due to a fire last year at the distillery and the master distiller leaving this year. Given your spelling of the word though i can only surmise that you live in the UK and not the US though so maybe visiting Colorado is out for you. Look online but finding it for shipping out of state will be difficult this year.
23rd December 2013
Either there was a serious problem with that particular batch, or the barkeep at this joint filled that bottle with something else. No way anyone with a palate would taste the things you did in a bona fide bottle of Stranahan's. No way no how. Give it another shot.
23rd December 2013
Where can we get that whisky
Warm and wonderful.
Does anyone knows where to get it
1st November 2013
Can a whiskey taste like colors? Golden and amber. Warm and honeyed, with a drop of molasses on the finish. Legs like Charlize Theron. It's a beautiful whiskey. A new way to experience malt. Can't wait until I try it again. Loses a point for being so expensive.
13th August 2012
A little hot, but full of flavor. I compare it to a 100 proof rye in many ways. I can see how those used to weaker or more mellowed, aged whiskeys could object to this. However, each batch is slightly unique (and I've had 15-20 different batches), but delivers the same range of flavors, not found in other American whiskeys. I loved rum-or port-barrel finished, single-malt Scotch until I had this!
24th March 2011
I sampled this at a local speakeasy by the request of the very nice barkeep. I enjoyed the history and was intrigued by the cool bottle. It is actually signed by the person who bottled it AND what he was listening to at the time. I was excited to try this. Yet, I was disappointed. There was too much burn that masked the flavors underneath. The flavors that were present did not meld and felt like they were thinly layered, not fullness or depth. This wiskey needs to age another 10 yrs and it has the possibility to be darn good...just not now.
2nd September 2010
Despite its high alcohol content, surprisingly smooth and rich. Begins sweet like a bourbon (banana, spice, caramel) although not quite *that* sweet; finishes like a good single malt scotch (leather, oak), dry and smooth on the palette. Only two years old, but tastes like it could be 12 or 15. It's an extremely unique taste, which will probably divide its tasters into lovers or haters. I'm a lover: a rich, interesting, unique whiskey to be had after ice cream or a nice meal of wild game.
Finally, it's fun: an attractive but eccentric packaging, which includes its own metal shot and a handwritten note on each bottle, it's also rare and extremely difficult to acquire outside of Colorado.
17th March 2010