DENVER — Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey has announced they will release their limited-edition "Snowflake, Batch 22: Mount Bross" on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Named after the 22nd tallest Colorado 14er, the whiskey will be available for one day only at Stranahan’s Denver distillery.
Stranahan’s Snowflake, Batch 22: Mount Bross will be sold for $99.99 per bottle, with a limit of two per person, starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at 200 S. Kalamath Street.
Every year for the last 12 years, the Denver distillery has released a limited-edition bottling of Snowflake, one of the rarest releases in the American whiskey industry, according to Stranahan’s. The Snowflake release has developed a cult following with thousands of loyal fans braving the cold for up to 72 hours to get their hands on a bottle.
This year, though, unlike previous years, Stranahan's secured a formal camping permit with the city of Denver for people who want to wait for the release overnight. The permit allows for 130 campsites that will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
"Once all the campsites are filled, the line will continue on to the sidewalk. No tents or other camping gear (including sleeping bags) will be allowed on the sidewalk, but you may have one chair and a blanket per person," Stranahan's told 9NEWS.
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Stranahan’s says Batch 22: Mount Bross "was built around an eight-year-old Stranahan’s single barrel with stunning depth of flavor and color."
“With Batch 22, the distillers and I had a unique opportunity to experiment with blending American single malts that had undergone extended aging,” said Owen Martin, Head Distiller at Stranahan’s. “No previous Snowflake has had an oak profile as pronounced as this one. These heavy tannins from the older whiskeys have married beautifully with the sweeter notes from the maple syrup, port and cognac casks. In Mount Bross, I think we’ve created a truly special Snowflake – one that’s pushing the boundaries and definitely worth the wait!”
For details on camping rules and restrictions in advance of joining the line at Stranahan’s, visit Stranahans.com.
Batch 22: Mount Bross Facts
- Casks: Eight-year-old single barrel, sangiovese, maple syrup, ex-bourbon, port, and cognac.
- Nose: Hints of honeycomb and fruit preserves. Alternates between heavy cream and tobacco with every whiff. The empty glass leaves gingersnap cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
- Palate: Baking spices and demerara sugar lead in, before the backbone of old oak tannins, milk chocolate and tobacco reveals itself. These gently fade into candied fruits, with hints of cherry cola, vanilla bean and raspberry caramels.
- Finish: Warm, maple roasted pecan
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