Stranahan’s Blue Peak Single Malt Whiskey

Blue Peak is crafted in the high altitudes of Denver and is named after a 13-thousand-foot peak. It is aged for 4 years and matured in New American oak casks that have been charred (#3 char) and has a Solera finish.

If you are wondering what a Solera finish is, well, I’ll tell you. It’s a process used in Spanish wine (specially Sherry and Madeira). For this process they take younger wines and marry them with older wines. This process continues to happen as they mature in the casks. In this case, Stranahan’s does this with their whiskey. The oak vats they use are never empty.

Nose: oak, vanilla, and honey
Palate: loads of vanilla, caramel, fruit and butterscotch
Finish: smooth and sweet
Cost: $45.99 (what we paid)
ABV: 43%

This is a whiskey that’s on the sweeter side. It’s smooth and vanilla is the heavy note you get throughout this dram. Every so often you get hit with notes of fruit and butterscotch. It’s balanced with very little bite.

I’m not a fan of sweet whiskies but this… this I can drink. It’s very reminiscent of Scotch and some single malt whiskies. I’m a fan and absolutely love it. It’s a winner!

If you are looking for something sweet that is perfect to sip on its own or in a cocktail, you’ll enjoy this Blue Peak.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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