Stranahan’s Diamond Peak ReviewEdit Post
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Aged for at least 4 years, Stranahan’s Diamond Peak is the drink of choice for their Master Distiller, Rob, after a long day at the office – and I can see why. Aged for 1-2 years longer than the regular Stranahan’s it has a character that’s deeper and a fuller body that gives it more character all around. It’s one I think would be phenomenal at Cask Strength. In fact, I know it would be.
At the Stranahan’s Cask Thief festival we got to taste their 10,000th barrel (called the 10,000 Dollar Bill) straight from the cask. Aged for 4+ years and going from cask to glass it was the purest expression of what Stranahan’s is doing… and it was great. I ended up buying a bottle of it and now I’m wishing they’d release more like that. Maybe in a special edition or something like that… hint hint.
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Review: Details and Tasting Notes
In Stranahan’s Words: Stranahan’s Diamond Peak
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak is a single malt whiskey hand selected by Master Distiller, Rob Dietrich from some of our most distinct casks. Hand crafted in small batches.
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak price, ABV, age and other details
Region: Colorado, USA
Mash Bill: 100% Malted Barley
Cask: New Charred Oak
Age: 4+ years
Non-Chill Filtered | Natural Color
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Tasting Notes
Orchard fruit, fruit gems, banana pudding, caramel, Nilla wafers, dried apricots and bits of spice and oak.
Bananas Foster (grilled bananas, caramel and vanilla), dried orchard fruit, malt, cocoa and a bit of spice and oak.
Medium -> Roasted banana, vanilla, spice, caramel and oak.
BALANCE, BODY & FEEL
Great balance, round full body and an oily feel.
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak Review: OVERALL
I remember having this when it was first released and I thought “yeah, it’s ok”, but now it’s older and that age has made a significant impact. I got to sip on some of the Stranahan’s Diamond Peak in the barrel warehouse while doing a Stranahan’s distillery tour and it showed magnificently. I was shocked at how far it had come since the last time I tried it and that opinion still holds tasting it at home.
The aroma is rich and fruity with a strong malty sweetness and the palate is the same, but oilier and denser than the aroma. It’s overall quite elegant and delightful on the senses and I can see why it’s Rob’s go-to whiskey. Even at 47%, it has a nice sense of depth and body; truly well executed.
SCORE: 87/100 (B+)
*Disclosure: This Stranahan’s Diamond Peak sample was graciously sent to me by the company for the purposes of this review. The views, opinions, and tasting notes are 100% my own.
Stranahan's Diamond Peak Review
- Nose - 87
- Palate - 88
- Finish - 87
- Balance, Body & Feel - 87
Stranahan's Diamond Peak Review Summary
Stranahan’s Diamond Peak is great, I could sip this any day without complaint.