Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey — a pioneer in American single malt — has introduced Stranahan’s Blue Peak.
For this release, the Denver-based producer coupled Stranahan’s high-altitude distillation process and aging methods with a Solera finish.
Named for a 13,000-foot peak in Aspen, Blue Peak is built around a batch of single malt whiskey aged for four years in 53-gallon new American oak barrels with a #3 char. The liquid then underwent the Solera process, wherein aged liquid is transferred into new American oak foeders for several months. Once the liquid is fully married, a portion of the mature whiskey is removed, cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water and chill filtered. Meanwhile, newly harvested whiskey is added to the remnants to marry.