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Reader: All you need to know about Rob Dietrich as new Stranahan's head distiller

Sean Kenyon has been following the news coming out of Stranahan's, from Jake Norris's decision to leave as head distiller to the installation of a new head, Rob Dietrich. His recent interview with Dietrich -- and Dietrich's stated intention to keep Stranahan's from compromising its blend, prompted this response from B.:

Here is all you need to know:

GM Pete Macca after being asked if they are running out of older barrels. "Will your blend ratio get younger as a result?" "That may happen, but we are trying to maintain as consistent of a blend ratio as possible to match our current flavor profile."

Rob Dietrich in this separate interview: "Will the purchase by Proximo change the whiskey? Any possibility the blend will get younger?" "As far as I have been told, the blend will not get younger, and if there is any compromise, I won't put my name on it."

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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