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The Mount Shavano Malbec Snowflake Tasting Notes
I am proud to introduce our new holiday Snowflake release:
The Mount Shavano Malbec
The Mount Shavano Malbec Snowflake is number 12 in our Snowflake series and a spectacular addition to an already mind-blowing array of predecessors. Cask-finished in fresh Malbec wine casks from the local Spero Winery, our Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is enveloped in the large, rich flavors of the aged wine-soaked wood for several months before being harvested and bottled here at Stranahan’s distillery.
The 2008 Malbec was aged by Spero winery in medium toasted, American white oak barrels for 3 years, bringing a rich, spicy finish to the large, fruitful palate of the wine; truly a match designed for the complex notes of our aged straight whiskey.
And now for the really good stuff. Pour yourself (and a companion!) a dram and test your skills as the whiskey aficionado that you are, by writing your own nosing and tasting notes on this exquisite release. Starting with:
A luscious Ruby-red, with smokey maroon undertones. A garnet in the rough.
Fragrant dried cherries, honey & sweet cream with a plum finish.
A large, rolling Malbec front. Sweet raspberry & a hint of chocolate, with a creamy black cherry and raw cranberry tannic medley, cinnamon, ginger & oak with a light leather, dry, evaporating finish.
The Palate with a splash of water
A sweet cream, raspberry & black cherry Italian soda. The water soothes the tannic bite and allows for a creamy, chocolaty mouth-feel, with a butterscotch & sweet ginger spice & the same oak & leather dry finish that leaves you longing for just one more sip.
And, for my traditional toast to your good health, well, a toast. I’ve kept it simple and to the point, a line from one of my favorite films:
“Here’s looking at you, kid…”
Happy Holidays everyone and don’t forget to share with the ones you love.
Head Distiller, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey