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Stranahans Snowflake ReviewA snowflake you’ll want to catch with your tongue to embrace a very rare spirit of the season you’ll never taste again. This among the best limited editions we’ve ever tasted.

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.

 


Stranahan's Snowflake Solitude WhiskeyStranahan’s Solitude Snowflake Review

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

 

Is there any wonder that Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey makes it feel like a holiday anytime of the year? It seems evident in the shape of the bottle and the warmth of the whiskey

Is there any wonder that Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey makes it feel like a holiday anytime of the year? It seems evident in the shape of the bottle and the warmth of the whiskey

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is located on 200 South Kalamath St. Denver, CO 80223

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