Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, the state’s first craft distillery, is open for 45-minute public tours that end with a tasting. Guests must be 21 or older, and reservations are recommended, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays.
Stranahan’s uses Colorado water and mostly Colorado-grown barley to create a 94-proof whiskey that is aged for at least two years in oak barrels. The company produces just 12 barrels of whiskey a week and combines choice barrels for the final blend.
The distillery, started by Denver residents George Stranahan and Jess Graber, was bought in 2011 by Proximo Spirits of Jersey City, N.J., which pledged to continue running the business as it had been run in the past.