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Review: Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Extra Anejo Tequila Cask

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Drinkhacker has steadily sampled the merchandise of Colorado-based Stranahan’s through the years, chronicling the assorted hits and misses because it continues to discover twists on American single malt whiskeys. This Additional Anejo Tequila Cask bottling is the newest within the limited-edition Distillery Exclusives line, that are solely out there on the distillery. The Additional Añejo Tequila Cask blends numerous six to 9 12 months outdated whiskeys that are then aged as much as two and a half further years in José Cuervo additional añejo tequila casks.

For these unfamiliar with tequila classes, there are actually 4 major ones: blanco, reposado, añejo, and additional añejo, with the final class reflecting a minimal of three years growing old.

The nostril is lush with notes of caramelized bananas, buttered rolls, apple cider, and mint. The palate is just not as syrupy as I had subconsciously anticipated, and as an alternative arrives with a lime-rind-infused bitter spiciness, burnt caramel, and notes of cinnamon Crimson Scorching candies. A pleasing bitterness lingers within the end, the place the tequila notes present strongest. At 90 proof, the pour is dialed completely to chop this spice-forward expression.

Tequila followers will take pleasure in this; for core whiskey followers, it might stroll too high-quality a line of being too novel for repeat sipping. Nonetheless not a nasty change of surroundings in a single’s whiskey exploration, and poured over a beneficiant serving to of ice, it makes for a nice after-dinner winding down sipper. In all probability an awesome base as nicely for any of your conventional tequila or whiskey cocktails.

90 proof.

B+ / $70 / stranahans.com

Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey Additional Anejo Tequila Cask

$70

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8.5/10

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