Stranahan’s Sherry Cask is our latest innovation & expression in single malt. We take our four-year-old Rocky Mountain Single Malt and then transfer it to 500-liter Oloroso Sherry Barrels to cask finish. Procured from the Andalusia region of southern Spain, these sherry barrels have been aging wine for over 40 years, leaving a depth of flavor soaked into the ancient oak staves.
Process & Profile
Our Oloroso Sherry barrels are procured from the Andalusia region of southwestern Spain, known to many oenophiles as the Sherry Triangle and one of the world’s most coveted wine regions. The barrels have aged sherry wine for over 40 years, leaving behind a depth of flavor soaked into the ancient oak staves. The resulting whiskey bursts with rich flavors of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate and oak. The use of sherry casks in cask finishing has been a popular practice throughout Europe for centuries and Stranahan’s Sherry Cask is an American approach to this tradition.
NOSE: Over-ripe cherry, sweet apples, raisins, almonds, leather and fresh-cut hay.
PALATE: Honey, Montmorency cherries, blackcurrant, and fig, with a nutty brine and walnut characteristics.
FINISH: Buttery caramel, whipped creme, brown sugar and smoked cayenne.