Each year for the last 10 years, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey has released a “Snowflake,” a single barrel expression, named for the fact that no two batches are alike.
This limited edition you can only purchase only at Stranahan’s Denver distillery. BourbonBlog.com reviews Stranahan’s Solitude Snowflake, which has been given a Chardonnay and port barrel finish (see age notes below on our review).
The depth of character and tannins imparted by the used wine barrels are impressive. For an experimental, flavors from the original Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey are well-balanced with the new discoveries of this expression.
Whisky: Stranahan’s Solitude
Distillery: Stranahan’s Distillery
Age: American white oak for 3.5 years. Then transferred to French White Oak barrel that housed a Colorado port, finished for 6 months. Then Hungarian white oak barrel that has housed a Sonoma California Chardonnay, finished for 2.5 months.
Proof: 94Proof, 47% ABV
Color: Medium amber
Nose: Ripe bananas, honey, and creamy. Hints of chocolate fudge.
Taste: Enters with a smooth citrus, goes quickly to milk chocolate and apple butter that play against each other well. A rich, smooth toffee-like character coats the mouth before becoming slightly hot and spicy with pepper (between a cayenne and serrano). Definite heat blended more notes of chocolate melts this snowflake before the finish.
Finish: Caramel chews
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is located on 200 South Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80223