Review #800 | /r/Bourbon Review #439 – Stranahan’s Snowflake #19 Crestone Peak
The Schtick: This is a December 2016 release from Stranahan’s as an entry into their Snowflake limited edition line. It contains a blend of Stranahan’s spirit that is finished in rum casks, Amador wine, Madeira fortified wine, zinfandel and also contains some 4 year casks and a 5 year cask blended in as well.
Distiller: Stranahan’s (Colorado)
ABV: 47% ABV
Age: NAS (Blend)
Nose: Sweet cream, stewed fruits, really prominent wine presence with some faint funkiness. Sweet, creamy, earthy, peppery, toffee.
Taste: Medium mouth feel, creamy and lots of toffee. Stewed fruits, pear, buttery chardonnay. Some toffee, caramel, molasses, rich earthiness. Tobacco, pepper, really earthy.
Finish: Short, sweet cocoa, earthy and loaded with pepper and deep stone fruits like a nice Cabernet.
Overall: Super interesting but all over the place. I enjoy looking back to see what the maturation blend is on these after reviewing and I can’t say I’m super surprised. This is all over the map.
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