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Stranahan's “Yellow Label” Colorado Single Malt, 47%

Price: $55 Issue: Fall 2017 Reviewer: Jeffery Lindenmuth

While the aroma is tightly wound at first, it gradually reveals layers of brown sugar and warming spice, apple and pear fruits woven through with opulent toasted oak. The palate entry is soft and rounded but quickly picks up steam, with layers of biscuity malt, peppercorns, blackberry fruit, and a lovely salted butter note that brings nice balance to the finish. Fully mature, pleasingly complex, and it keeps getting better!