Stranahan's Sherry Cask

American Single Malt

Stranahan's // Colorado, USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    3.93
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 123 )

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.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    47.0
  • 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; finished in oloroso sherry

Tasting Notes

"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."

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