Stranahan's Sherry Cask
American Single Malt
Stranahan's // Colorado, USA
Released November 2017, this is Sherry Cask bottling is the fourth whiskey released from Stranahan's following their standard American Single Malt, Diamond Peak, and Snowflake expressions. It consists of 100% malted barley aged for four years in new, charred American oak. The American single malt whiskey finishes its maturation in former oloroso sherry barrels. Bottled at 47% ABV.
American Single MaltMade 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 Typenew, charred American oak; finished in oloroso sherry
"The liquid pours into glass a brilliant burgundy hue. On the nose are notes of stone fruit. Cherry, apricot and plum lead the charge. These initial aromas open up to the air, allowing a slow reveal of vanilla and oak. It greets the tongue with a warming, leathery spice. By the time it meets back palate, though, it's all decadence: candied pecans, toffee, and a touch of raisin. The influence of the sherry lingers long into the finish, where an oily nuttiness persists. Denver, meet your new dessert dram."