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Stranahan's Blue Peak

American Single Malt

Stranahan's // Colorado, USA

community rating

3.71
3 out of 5 stars
( 21 )

Stranahan's Blue Peak is named after a 13,000 foot peak in Aspen, Colorado. The Colorado single malt is first aged for 4 years in 53-gallon new, charred American oak (char #3) in the high altitude of its Denver warehouses. Then the whiskey is further aged in foeders (large oak barrels) which are made from new American oak.

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Here the whiskey mingles with other single malt for several months before a portion is removed. The foeders are never emptied creating a solera system. This is a permanent addition to the portfolio and is available as of October 2020.

Stranahan's Blue Peak is named after a 13,000 foot peak in Aspen, Colorado. The Colorado single malt is first aged for 4 years in 53-gallon new, charred American oak (char #3) in the high altitude of its Denver warehouses. Then the whiskey is further aged in foeders (large oak barrels) which are made from new American oak. Here the whiskey mingles with other single malt for several months before a portion is removed. The foeders are never emptied creating a solera system. This is a permanent addition to the portfolio and is available as of October 2020.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    43.0
  • American Single Malt
    Made in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak (char #3); further aged in new American oak foeders

Tasting Notes

"The aroma displays a little apricot along with some honey and toasted oak. As you taste, the single malt shows a medium body with some apples, vanilla, and herbal flavors along with more toasted oak and barrel spices. Further nosings reveal a touch of walnuts as well. The finish of the single malt is of moderate length and at this proof it's pretty easy to drink as is. This is a solid addition to the portfolio and a nice departure from sherry finishes in general. "

Score 88
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