Stranahan's Sherry Cask Whiskey
  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Stranahan's
  • Style American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • marzipan
  • golden raisin
  • cherry
  • leather
  • grain
  • walnuts
  • apple
  • figs
  • bread

Stranahan's

Sherry Cask Whiskey (0.75l, 47%)

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Character Goatson

A true Colorado Single Malt made in the American style, but finished in Oloroso Sherry Butts for a lesson in tasty.

Jess Graber was a volunteer firefighter in a little town called Woody Creek — about five miles or so north of Aspen, Colorado. George Stranahan owned a local brewery. But more to the point, his barn was on fire and Jess showed up to put the fire out. The two men struck up a friendship and discovered a shared passion for Distilled Spirits. They decided to go into business together and formed Stranahan’s Rocky Mountain Single Malt Whiskey in 2004. Today the business is global, with six quality core offerings.

The story of Stranahan's Sherry Cask begins with the core Spirit. That means 100% Colorado Rocky Mountain malted barley distilled into sweet Single Malt Spirit and aged for a minimum of four years in new white oak with a #3 char. So far so good. Then they import Oloroso Sherry butts that have been aging fine Spanish Wines solera-style for four decades and finish their Whiskey inside. The final result is bottled at a brilliant 47% ABV, and friends… that is a formula for tasty.

  • Category American Whiskey
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Stranahan's
  • Style American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Alcohol 47%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Rose Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is a sensory playground with notes of marzipan, sultanas, Luxardo cherries, saddle leather, and grain in the field.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
There are more cherries on the palate, followed by warm walnuts, a bit of apple, some fig, and we swear there’s a hint of fresh-baked banana bread n there.

Finish
The finish is long with caramel making a late appearance with a bloom of warming spice.

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  • marzipan
  • golden raisin
  • cherry
  • leather
  • grain
  • walnuts
  • apple
  • figs
  • bread
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
The origins of Stranahan's is quite a story. In 1998, Graber, a volunteer firefighter, met Stranahan --the founder and owner of Flying Dog Brewery-- while fighting a fire at Stranahan's barn. After striking up a conversation about Whiskey, they decided to start a business together, and that is how Stranahan's was born.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.
George Washington was a man of many talents being both a military braniac and the First President of the United States. Interestingly, he also became the largest Whiskey producer in the United States after leaving the politics.
Corn Whiskey is a commercial product that must contain at least 80% corn, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof), and, if wood-aged, may be aged in either used or new un-charred barrels.
The origins of Stranahan's is quite a story. In 1998, Graber, a volunteer firefighter, met Stranahan --the founder and owner of Flying Dog Brewery-- while fighting a fire at Stranahan's barn. After striking up a conversation about Whiskey, they decided to start a business together, and that is how Stranahan's was born.
is the fermentation process by which a percentage of a previous fermentation is added to a new batch as a "starter" to get the fermentation going and maintain a level of consistency from batch to batch. A sweet mash means that only fresh yeast is added to a new batch to start fermentation.
Tennessee Whiskey closely parallels Bourbon, but final filtering through sugar-maple charcoal (called the Lincoln County Process) is what some producers say differentiates them. Tennessee Whiskey’s finish is sweeter and smoother than Bourbon.
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