All about Stranahan's

Stranahan’s is proof that sometimes good things can happen when disaster strikes.

After a fire broke out in a barn of a certain George Stranahan in 1998, volunteer firefighter Jess Graber responded and helped his neighbor down the road. The two neighbors discovered a shared passion for Colorado outdoors and fine Whiskey.

Together, they created a smooth American Single Malt Whiskey that manages to marry innovation with tradition. Stranahan’s Whiskey is a proud legacy of Colorado.

For over a decade this Denver-based distillery has produced smooth and flavorful American Single Malt Whiskey using their mountain surroundings to their advantage.

Their award-winning range includes Blue Peak, aged for four years and Solera finished, Diamond Peak, which is distilled in Bushmills casks to marry American and Irish Whiskey tradition.

And of course, there’s the rich, oaky Original that started it all.

All about Stranahan's distillery

Stranahan’s is the first microdistillery in Colorado and the first new distillery to open in Colorado since Prohibition.

It’s led by Head Distiller Owen Martin Before who, before settling down in Denver, studied Whiskey traditions in Scotland. Today, Martin uses local resources to create the unique and tasty Stranahan’s Whiskey.

There are four key ingredients to their American Single Malt Whiskey: 100% malted barley, yeast, time in the barrel, and fresh Rocky Mountain water.

Due to the dry climate of the Mile-High City, Stranahan’s loses a higher percentage of water from the barrels than elsewhere in the US. But the result is so, so worth it: a higher-proof Whiskey with a robust and complex flavor profile that can only be found in Colorado.

Distillery info

  • Country: United States
  • Established: 2004
  • Address: 200 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223
  • Phone: (303) 296-7440
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