Our product is so good, and produced in such small batches, that we can't make enough of it to keep up with the demand across the country! For the time being, we are only distributing Stranahan's in the state of Colorado. We are working on making more of it for our loyal fans in other states, and once we do so, we'll expand distribution to additional states once again. You are always welcome to come visit us at the distillery though to take a tour and purchase a bottle straight from the source.
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Ahh kudos to you, my observant whiskey connoisseur. We've moved from our original location on Blake Street near Coors Field to a new building just a few miles South of where we were. Our new address is... 200 South Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223
We absolutely do and would love to show you around our distillery. For all of the info and to reserve a tour time for you or your group, check out our Distillery Tours Page.
While other whisky brands claim to use the finest ingredients, Stranahan’s is the only whiskey that uses the purest, freshest ingredients from the top of the Colorado Rockies. Crisp, clean water. Mountain grown barley. A specially made wash to hone our recipe to its distinctively sweet flavor. SCW is also the first and only micro distillery in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains as well as one of the first in the country. With a batch full of differences before we even start to brew, it’s a smaller task to say what’s the same. Outside of spelling whiskey with the same letter order, we’d say we’re just about as different as they come.
The overwhelming majority of whiskies are bottled at 80 Proof. Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is bottled at 94 proof (47% alcohol by volume), so it is indeed stronger. If you’re used to high strength spirits, then sipping it neat is probably your choice. If your want more flavor with less fire from the alcohol, a few splashes of water will open up the nose, as well as make more flavor compounds available to the tongue. Ice has the same effect as water, but is more dramatic because of the cooling effect. We would suggest covering the bottom of a tumbler with ice and then covering that layer of ice with about a ½ inch of whiskey. That should bring your whiskey temperature down to 55-60 degrees and still retain most of the flavor. We do not suggest filling a glass with ice and then dousing it with Stranahan’s. That is, after all, what Vodka is made for.
A whiskey is distilled at below 160 Proof to retain more of the flavor from the grains it was made from. Those flavors are transferred through the distilling process as fatty molecules (flavor oils). Some distillers will sacrifice a certain amount of flavor for clarity at this point, and chill filter their whiskies to remove some of these fatty molecules. They get a very clear whiskey, but in the process remove some of the flavor. Stranahan’s does not chill filter our whiskey, so sometimes under ice or cold Colorado outdoor conditions, our whiskey may show some “cloudiness”. This does not mean the whiskey is defective. On the contrary, it is proof we have imparted as much flavor to the whiskey as our art will allow.
Age is not a statement of quality. It’s merely a statement of age. Some whiskies need to age longer to become palatable. Some do not, because it is the barrel and the climate conditions that are the two primary factors affecting aging. If a barrel is used, like a tea bag, it will take longer to impart its magic than a new barrel would. Levels of char, along with types of oak, also dictate how rapidly a whiskey will mature within the barrel. Most experts agree a moist climate is superior to a dry climate for aging. Mother Nature’s high and low pressure systems, along with her heat and cold; force the whiskey in and out of the pores of the oak. Stranahan’s starts its aging process by filling new American white oak barrels, heavily charred, with a new make of spirit that is as pure as we can make it. This means our barrels do not have to spend time extracting impurities. We then rack our barrels in a heated and humidified warehouse. Winter temperatures never fall below 68 degrees F. and summer temperatures approach 110 F. Humidity levels are maintained between 45% and 55%. This means our barrels never get a vacation. We have them working 24/7/365. By combining a refined spirit with a workingman’s barrel, Stranahan’s is able to present to you an amazingly flavorful whiskey, with a smoothness and complexity that only a Colorado whiskey can provide.
Our water comes from the snow packed peaks of the Colorado Rockies. It is charcoal filtered to remove impurities, but keeps its mineral content and flavor.
Rather than bottling each individual barrel separately, for an unreliable taste, small batchers choose their finest barrels and combine them for a more reliable, yet still distinctive flavor.
Nobody knows. Not even we know. A batch of SCW's Snowflake doesn't operate on a schedule or a timetable and that's the beauty of it. A bottle of Snowflake has many subtle and delicate nuances that have to be pulled out from the wood over time and as Head Distiller Jake Norris puts it, "Only the cask knows when it's time." When a Snowflake does become available we sell it only out of the distillery and we will post the on-sale date about a week in advance in two places: in the news section as well as on our Facebook page. That's all there is to tell, so keep your eyes on those places and check them often. Be warned that when we do release a batch of Snowflake, it tends to sell out completely within a matter of hours so get on your horse and arrive early if you want this bounty.
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