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Stranahan's named best hooch

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We've known about the delights of Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey for a couple of years now, awarding it Best Colorado Distillery in 2007 and enjoying its warming company on other occasions. But now Men's Journal has named Stranahan's one of its favorites as well, including it on the magazine's list of the Best of 2008: Top Shelf Hooch.

In a short feature called "The best new additions to your liquor cabinet," author Wayne Curtis gives a brief history of Stranahan's: "A decade ago a Woody Creek firefighter came to the rescue of a brewer's barn, and the two got to talking about whiskey." He also lauds the golden spirit for its robust presence, and offers a recipe for a Whiskey Smash - something Stranahan's has become all over the country. -- Jonathan Shikes

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