American Whiskey - Single Malt

Stranahan's Original Colorado Whiskey

From: Colorado, United States Liquor Review Category: Single Malt American Whiskey

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Tier 2
This is a Tier 2 score in the Whiskey category. It means critics have highly recommended the spirit as a benchmark in the category.
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

  • 2008
  • 2010

Wine Enthusiast

  • 2011

Proof66 Notes

Stranahan's Colorado whiskey was first produced in 2004 after two partners met for the first time at a barn fire. Their production is small batch where they make 12 barrels of whiskey a week and then choose only six of the twelve to use for production. It's made with barley rather than a blend of grains and we've opted to label it as "single-malt" for that reason.

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This bottle has 6 ratings and 5 reviews.
patienttype patienttype (3)
Rating: 5.0 (2013-06-30)
This is one of the few non-Irish whiskeys that offered pleasing nuanced flavors, a moderate burn, and an after taste that called for another sip. I rarely pay $60 for whiskey. After a shot of Stranahan's, I bought two bottles.
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Thor_Foote Thor_Foote (16)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-05-21)
A novelty. Good stuff with an unusual profile, but wildly overpriced.
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bentubaref19 bentubaref19 (1)
Rating: 5.0 (2012-10-01)
Batch 91-Abundantly sweet. A single malt with bourbon character. Cinnamon and orange peel happily play on the nose an palate. Hints of dark chocolate, buttered caramel and honeydew are accompanied by vanilla and more spices. The wood and nut flavors are ever present but not overpowering. Toffee and butterscotch also liven things up. The finish is relatively short but just as playful. Cinnamon and citrus are still present and the wood plays a bigger role. Vanilla comes out more and if you take our time coconut and cherry with rum raisin make for a happy finish!
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Phizbin Phizbin (414)
Rating: 3.0 (2011-05-10)
This us a truly unusual whiskey. The barley is there... But a lot less sweet than your typical malt whiskey like Jamesons. To me, this has an intense iodine flavor profile. Thatll be very appealing to some.. But to me, I dont like it so much. I think its a well-crafted whiskey for all that.
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ChrisCarlsson ChrisCarlsson (332)
Rating: 3.0 (2010-08-26)
A interesting whiskey with unique flavor profile. Very well done but hard to classify.This is a very much love it or hate it kind of whiskey.
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