Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is a straight Rocky Mountain whiskey that utilizes the melt water from the snow covered peaks of the Colorado Rockies. Never heard of it? That’s probably because they do things a little different at the Stranahan’s Distillery in Denver. Instead of blending their whiskey from 100’s of barrels like the big boys (ie. Jim Beam and Crown Royal) Stranahan’s selects from ten to twenty of their best barrels, and combines them for one small batch. They say that the recipe for their mash is different. They say the way they distill it is different. And yet, drinkers of single barrel bourbons, and single malt scotch aficionados, all seem to find something to like in their handcrafted product.

Key Info:

  • Proof: 94 (47% ABV)
  • Location: 200 South Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223
  • Availability: Colorado
  • Price: $50 – $60 USD (750ml)


  • Artisan Whiskey Of The Year – Malt Advocate 2010
  • Best small batch Distillery Whisky of the year – “2009 Whisky Bible”
  • Best of Show – American Distilling Institute Louisville KY 2008


Being the small operation that Stranahan’s is, they typically bottle one batch of whiskey every three weeks. To keep labor costs down and befriend the public they regularly offer volunteer positions on their bottling assembly line! Check out the embedded video below to see the latest bottling of  Stranahan’s “Batch 90” in progress…


About The Author


Busted Wallet’s resident testing and review specialist, Josh has a keen eye for all things tech, booze, and sports-related. After working closely with brands such as Nike, The North Face, EA Sports, Burton, HP, Oakley, Sony, Cannondale, Taylormade Golf and many others over the past decade he’s grown to become one of the most reliable reviewers in the business.

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