Stranahan’s is reintroducing its beloved Diamond Peak American single malt whiskey. Fans will remember the original Diamond Peak as a limited-edition single malt batch that was double distilled in a hand-selected blend of four Rocky Mountain barleys then aged in virgin-charred American white-oak char #3 barrels. The reintroduced Diamond Peak will feature a different unique finish curated by Head Distiller Owen Martin each year. Each yearly batch of Diamond Peak will join the brand’s core expression lineup with a curated flavor profile and availability in national retailers.
The 2022 batch of Diamond Peak combines flavors from around the globe. Like all Stranahan’s expressions, Diamond Peak begins with 100% malted barley. 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. Finally, the whiskey is cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water from Eldorado Springs and non-chill filtered.
On the nose, the expression delivers butterscotch, cereal sweetness and well-oiled leather. The palette offers earthy grain flavors accented with hints of toffee, which leads into a light, but long, finish.
“With Diamond Peak, Stranahan’s is pushing the boundaries of what can be expected from a refined American Whiskey,” said Owen Martin, Head Distiller at Stranahan’s. “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.”
Bottled at 45% ABV, Stranahan’s Diamond Peak is available for purchase at the brand’s distillery, at select retailers nationwide, and online at Drizly and Reserve Bar for $79.99.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.
Last April, Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey unveiled the first expression in its Distiller’s Exclusive Series, Stranahan’s Bushmills Cask.