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Stranahan's “Snowflake” Mt. Silverheels Tasting notes and reviews

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Stranahan's “Snowflake” Mt. Silverheels

Brand
Stranahan's
Expression
“Snowflake” Mt. Silverheels
Type
American Whiskey ~ Non Bourbon
Abv
47.00%
Region
Colorado

Annabel Meikle

79
Nose
A slightly disconcerting aroma of air freshener but it blows off. Peach and apricot hand soap, then more tropical fruits: mango, passion fruit, papaya and five spice.
Palate
Maple syrup flavoured with strawberry, peaches and cream. Five spice rub on a ham and some hickory smoke. Herbal, woody notes develop of sage and rosemary.
Finish
Medium weight, and becoming more gentle.
Comment
The initial nose is off putting but stick with it.

Chris Goodrum

89
Nose
An unusual nose of cider apple, cinnamon and berry fruit. Hints of herbs, smoky oak, violets, stem ginger and an almost wheaty note. The coffee/ caramel oak begins to dominate.
Palate
Milk chocolate coated toffee, herbal spice and some dark rye-like notes. The cider apple is noticeable along with a touch of roasted almonds, coffee. Very intense and unusual with building gritty tannins.
Finish
Long and very herbal with that rye-like note lingering and a chocolaty after-taste.
Comment
Wine cask (Merlot) finished Colorado Whiskey. Now that is unusual!
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