Stranahan’s Goes With Irish Cask Finish For Diamond Peak Expression

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, of Colorado, brought back a fan favorite, the Diamond Peak. It’s a limited-edition, single malt batch that’s double distilled in a hand-selected blend of four Rocky Mountain barleys, then aged in virgin-charred American white-oak char #3 barrels.

The new iteration of the Diamond Peak features a unique finish curated by Head Distiller Owen Martin each year. Annually, each batch of Diamond Peak will join the brand’s core expression lineup with a curated flavor profile and availability with national retailers.

The 2022 batch of Diamond Peak combines flavors from around the globe. And like all Stranahan’s expressions, Diamond Peak begins with 100% malted barley.

Stranahan’s Diamond Peak 2022

Stranahan’s Diamond Peak 2022 (image via Stranahan’s)

After being aged in American oak barrels for two to seven years, the liquid is transferred to Bushmills Irish single malt whiskey casks, where it ages for up to four additional years.

The whiskey is then cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water from Eldorado Springs and non-chill filtered.

The distiller’s notes show the result to be a complex profile containing a nose of butterscotch, cereal sweetness and well-oiled leather and a palette of earthy grain flavors accented with hints of toffee.

“With Diamond Peak, Stranahan’s is pushing the boundaries of what can be expected from a refined American Whiskey,” said Distiller Owen Martin in a prepared statement. “We’re excited to create a new version of this expression each year with an extended finishing technique, and Bushmills was the perfect cask finish to complement our American Single Malt for our first edition. The character of both whiskeys results in a highly sophisticated expression, well-rounded with spices and sweetness.”

Stranahan’s Diamond Peak is bottled at 90 proof (45% ABV) and is available at Stranahan’s distillery, at select retailers nationwide, and online for a suggested retail price of $79.99.

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