A growing trend in the whiskey industry involves barrel select programs which offer retailers an opportunity to directly purchase bourbon with individualized flavor profiles for their customers. Usually only a handful of special, one-of-a-kind whiskey barrels are available or offered for purchase.
Drinking clubs, bottle hunters, bars, restaurants, and retailers line up to get in on the action, and competition for certain brands can be stiff.
Stranahan’s, the premier name in Colorado whiskey, just released their small batch exclusive for the holiday season. This limited edition, cask strength single malt is full of all the traditional flavors that one typically expects from Stranahan’s, but is “bumped up to eleven” to keep you warm this season with an elevated proof of 111.4.
Stranahan’s small batch American single malt has aromas that include cereal, almond paste, sweet smoke, a touch of banana, and fresh cut wood. The taste is very unique with notes of vanilla, coffee, cedar, fig and cinnamon delivered in one of the creamiest, most satisfying mouthfeels of any whiskey around.
As we enter the winter whiskey collecting season, the massive popularity of private barrel club programs means that bottles won’t last long. Get it while you can—it’s an ideal holiday gift for any whiskey lover or out of state visitor.
Locally, you can find get this exclusive at larger, superiorly stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont, that cater to the discriminating whiskey drinker, as well as those just beginning their fine malt journey.