Need a drink? Grab a bottle of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey. The perfect gift for the drinking man.

Created by Jess Graber, a distiller and volunteer firefighter who helped save George Stranahan’s burning barn. Both gentlemen found they had a love of outdoors and whiskey, from there Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey was born as one of the state’s first whiskeys since Prohibition and now available in most states.

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This fine Colorado Whiskey is carefully distilled primarily from locally sourced Colorado malted barley and cut with their pure Rocky Mountain water. It is then aged in #4 char new American white oak barrels, non-chill filtered and bottled by hand at 94 proof.

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We got a hold of a bottle of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey along with a few of our friends and our favorite recipes after office hours last week, so we put it to the test. Not surprisingly, when all was said and done, everyone enjoyed themselves and gave it a wholehearted Ferrvor thumbs up. Here are a few tastes from our private party.

Smash of the Titans

If you’re having a party, this kumquat filled cocktail is a conversation starter for sure. Made with Kumquats and Oregano, this herbaceous cocktail was delicious.


For the Classic man, this favorite among Whiskey drinkers contains bitters, water and sugar and has a smooth kick.

Whiskey smash 

If you’re unsure about drinking Whiskey, this is probably for you. Made with Mint Julep and citrus flavors, this is the perfect cocktail bridge for someone Whiskey shy.


This cocktail dates back to 1875. Made with 1.5 oz whiskey, 1/2 oz of dark rum, 1/2 oz port, dash of orange and Angostura bitters, this classic combines three seemingly unnatural combinations, port, rum and whiskey creating a concoction is flavorful kick that will keep you warm in the winter.


And finally, for the Urban dweller, we couldn’t leave out the classic Manhattan. Made with 2oz of  Whiskey, 1 oz Sweet vermouth, 5 drops of Angostura Bitters and garnished with a cherry.


If you manage to make it through one or two of these recipes, we’re confident you’ll be happy you did. If you want to further experiment, you can find more great recipes at