Is Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey for sale?
If you believe the bar talk, it's already a done deal.
Jess Graber, managing partner and co-founder of Stranahan's, says he's been getting a lot of questions from people who have heard the rumors.
But he won't confirm or deny any of them.
Still, a knowledgeable source says a sale is indeed in the works, and that if things work out, it could be done before the end of the year.
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And if the deal is consummated, it could raise cries of anguish from whiskey fans who have followed the small-batch distillery -- and paid a pretty price for each taste -- from its early days in the Ballpark neighborhood to its current whereabouts in a large facility at 200 South Kalamath Street.
That's right behind the Rackhouse Pub, where fans of Stranahan's frequently raise a glass to this homegrown product.
And if the buyer isn't from Colorado (the most persistent rumor), then the waters that make the whiskey could get a little choppy.
Then again, it could be just the shot in the arm that Stranahan's needs to go global.