Stranahan's Whiskey Distillery & Cocktail Bar, Denver

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One of Colorado’s first legal whiskies since Prohibition.

We felt it was time Colorado was better known for its contribution to the whiskey maker’s trade.

Whiskey has been made here in the high country for at least 200 years. The only problem was, not a drop of it was legal.

It was always made in small batches, for personal consumption and sharing with friends. And it was so good, someone always made more.

We at Stranahan’s found that pretty inspirational.

So we set out to make our own Colorado small batch whiskey. And we mean small batch. (We distill about six barrels a week.) When it’s time to bottle some – the whiskey tells us when -- we select two to six of our choicest mature barrels and combine them to yield a small batch with a reliable, yet distinctive taste unlike anything else out there.

Not a bourbon. Not a scotch. Not a Canadian.

Stranahan’s is a straight Rocky Mountain whiskey. The recipe for our mash is different. The way we distill it is different. And yet, drinkers of single barrel bourbons, and single malt scotch aficionados, all seem to find something to like in our handcrafted product.

Everything in our process is designed to create the highest quality whiskey possible. Please visit our website www.stranahans.com, or better yet, come by the distillery for a free tour and a taste, and we’ll show you how we make the Rockies finest whiskey.

Stranahan’s® Colorado Whiskey. 47% Alc./Vol. (94 proof). ©2019 Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, Denver, CO. Please drink responsibly.
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  • This tour was amazing - very informative and tasty! The Diamond Peak whiskey was phenomenal. Zach and Mike were very gracious hosts. There are fantastic souvenirs, the whiskey was tasty, and I... 
    This tour was amazing - very informative and tasty! The Diamond Peak whiskey was phenomenal. Zach and Mike were very gracious hosts. There are fantastic souvenirs, the whiskey was tasty, and I...  more »
  • I was traveling through Denver and came in for a distillery tour. It was fun and informative, not overly long. The guide was great and it included 4 tastings. Check this out if you have an extra hour....  more
    I was traveling through Denver and came in for a distillery tour. It was fun and informative, not overly long. The guide was great and it included 4 tastings. Check this out if you have an extra hour....  more »
  • I visited today to take the American Single Malt Whiskey Tour (An introductory level yet expansive guided tour for about $20, great value & you take home your sweet little whiskey tasting glass at... 
    I visited today to take the American Single Malt Whiskey Tour (An introductory level yet expansive guided tour for about $20, great value & you take home your sweet little whiskey tasting glass at...  more »
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  • This was the focal point of our trip, as we came to Denver to choose a barrel of Whiskey for our restaurant company to serve at our stores. First, we had a general tour of the facility and then had a private tasting where we chose our favorite barrel. It was an awesome experience learning about the process of whiskey being made and getting to taste their different products. The staff was friendly and helpful in explaining everything. Stranahans is really fun and creative, such as aging whiskey in a tequila cask ( which is incredible).
  • There's not enough wonderful compliments I can say about this place. Their whiskey selection, signature cocktails, the atmosphere, and above all the great bartender working there - the Sunday afternoon we visited. Everything from the drinks to the amazing service made this a very worthwhile trip for us. We highly recommend Stranahan's for all you whiskey conisseurs and signature cocktail enthusiasts that are out there. Thank you!
  • Stranahan’s is an absolutely fun stop and great activity to add to your list of things to do. We came with a group of 6 and had a blast learning about the distillation process. During the tour, you receive about 4 tastes of the various whiskies that they produce. There’a a sizable gift shop with hats, shirts, bottles, and other things you can get to take home. The distillery also has a fairly large seating option inside and outside if you wish to have a cocktail or drink.
  • Went here to try a flight to decide which bottle to buy :) The bartenders and person in the gift shop were all really friendly and our bartender took the time to explain the different whiskies and made some great recommendations. The bottle I purchased was wrapped up well for travel and was given some tips for best packing :) Pro tip - order a cocktail to sip between flight tastings ;) The cocktail with the French Melon in it was incredible not overly sweet at all.
  • I’ll start this off by saying I’m not a huge whiskey fan, but do like trying out new experiences. Our guide was really informative and charismatic, the whiskey was great for sipping, and I appreciated the judgement free zone for pouring out glasses I couldn’t finish before the next tasting. Highly recommend for a casual activity to do around Denver.

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