Author Archives: Jake

Changes.

Well it is common knowledge now, but after 8 years at Stranahan’s, I have chosen to strike out on my own.  Why?  Local reporter Sean Kenyon asked me the same question. Why did Jake Norris leave Stranahan’s? Ask the bartender… … Continue reading

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The Solitude Snowflake

We are proud to announce the release of the latest in the Stranahan’s Snowflake series. The Solitude Snowflake. This whiskey was aged in new American white oak for 3.5 years and then transferred into a French White Oak barrel that … Continue reading

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The We in I

I often write in the first person. I often talk in the first person. I will say something like “when I select the barrel…” or “I am proud to announce the release of ….”, but in reality it is not … Continue reading

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inspired

It was late night, and we both were exhausted and soaking wet. Benny motioned to me and poured another embarrassing amount of really good red wine into my pint glass. I was washing dishes and Benny was meticulously wiping down … Continue reading

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New Snowflake Release

No I am not here to announce the arrival of another snow storm, but rather the release of another of my special series…The Snowflake. This is a most interesting expression. The whiskey almost sneaks on to your tongue and then … Continue reading

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Upcoming Whiskey Dinner at Black Pear

If there is one thing I love as much as making great whiskey it is eating great food.  (To tell a secret, I am a bit of a cook myself.)  I have joined forces with Black Pearl’s Executive Chef Kate … Continue reading

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The Night Shift

As I sit here watching the spirit still heat up I am transported to the very early days of my career when we had just started Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey.  I am watching  the still that started it all.   In the … Continue reading

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You Just Never Know..

I remember trying to fill our first barrel of whiskey ever.  Jess and I had thought through every part of the whiskey making process… except, of course how to get the finished spirit out of the tank and in to … Continue reading

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New Hungarian White Oak Snowflake Release

New Hungarian White Oak Snowflake Release Posted: 03/10/10 When you go to bed in Colorado you never know what you will wake up to. It could have dumped big fat dry snow all night and there are 4 foot drifts … Continue reading

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Snow already?

Posted: 09/14/10 Fall is in the air.  The trees are barely starting turn, the nights are cooling off, but the days are still warm.  This is a perfect time to announce the release of the new Triple Wood Snowflake.   The … Continue reading

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