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Stranahan’s Snowflake #25: Humboldt Peak

  • Distiller:

    Stranahans

  • Bottler:

    Stranahans

  • ABV:

    47%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled by Stranahan's and aged for "5 to 10 years" - this is the 25th iteration of their Snowflake Limited Edition, this time named for Humboldt Peak. Each release features a mountain that's 14,000ft or higher - a Fourteener, if you will - to solidify the naming convention of the release. Each is finished in a variety of wine casks and dessert wine casks like port and sherry, but no breakdown is made available for this release. Let's dive in.

  • Nose:

    Beautifully rich, full of caramel apple, cherry pie, honey, nougat and a touch of toffee and light oak.

  • Taste:

    The palate is medium viscosity, full of graham cracker, toffee, some honey and more light cherry character. Proofed nicely, it's not a viscosity monster, but it also drinks easily and effortlessly, with plenty of interesting character.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, this seems to be where the pour shines. Honey, graham cracker, sweet oak and a toffee pudding note roll through with a touch of fruits and light pepper. It's really interesting how much cherry is coming through on this release, and it just works with Stranahan's distillate.

  • Overall:

    Overall, this is one of the better Stranahan's releases I've had. While some will no doubt wish this was proofed higher, 47% is a reasonable proof point for this American Single Malt - it manages to hold up a pleasant mouthfeel and plenty of flavor, while remaining an easy sipper. Overall, it's a unique and interesting pour with plenty of flavor to stay interesting.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
  • Disclosure: The producer provided this sample to review free of charge, and without expectation of review or rating.

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