Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
The first (legal) whiskey to come out of Colorado, Stranahan's is one of the rarest and most sought after American spirits. Their whiskey is completely unique made of 100% Rocky Mountain malted barley and aged in new white American Oak barrels. Each batch of Stranahan's has its own unique character, and many batches have already been awarded liquid gold status from Jim Murray's celebrated Whiskey Bible. Each bottle has a handwritten label with comments from the distilling team on what they are doing during the production process, and every batch is hand-bottled by a team of local whiskey-loving volunteers. The origins of this whiskey are equally impressive in 2004 volunteer firefighter Jess Graber was called to a neighbor's barn fire down the road. That barn belonged to George Stranahan, long-time liquor connoisseur and founder of Flying Dog Brewery. Unable to save the burning barn, the two sat around the smoldering ashes and started talking. They discovered a shared passion for the Colorado outdoors and a good pour of fine whiskey. Soon afterwards they developed a recipe for the smooth, flavorful and unique whiskey that is Stranahan's, and the rest is delicious history.