Stranahan's Blue Peak is named for a 13,000-foot peak in Aspen, Blue Peak is built around a batch of single malt whiskey aged for four years in 53-gallon new American oak barrels with a #3 char. The liquid then underwent the Solera process, wherein aged liquid is transferred into new American oak foeders for several months. Once the liquid is fully married, a portion of the mature whiskey is removed, cut to proof with Rocky Mountain water and chill filtered. Meanwhile, newly harvested whiskey is added to the remnants to marry.
Blue Peak has dried apricot, nutmeg, and cinnamon on the nose that's followed by hints of leather and light tobacco. The palate brings creamy butterscotch and brown sugar, baked apples, and the slight heat of cayenne notes and toasted oak, before a finish with earthy malt fading into lingering spices.