What’s In My Liquor Cabinet – Stranahan’s Snowflake


What’s better than whiskey on a cold snowy day? Not many things, I would argue. That rings especially true when the whiskey’s namesake is a play on the one of a kind, unique expression of  ice crystals- the snowflake. With each batch getting a lending hand from a different local wine barrel, the canvas is painted with broad strokes of spice and sweet that compliment the barley focused Stranahan’s base. My favorite thing to do is pour a dram and let a few flakes fall in the glass as I watch the snow gently fall. Perfection.

The bottles pictured here are two different vintages of Snowflake. Desire, finished in port wine barrels, and Maroon Bells, which was finished in barrels that once housed cherry wine from the local Balistreri winery. The next version of Snowflake is expected to be released around Father’s day, so mark your calendars. It will again be a port wine finished whiskey, similar to the very popular Desire.

About Jim Halligan

Jim is a modern day conquistador. When not teaching his three parrots to speak Italian, he spends time poking flags in things and calling them his own.