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  1. #1
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    Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    According to this WhiskyIntelligence post, Stranahan's "...was
    purchased by a “big dumb company” about six months ago and,
    in their infinite wisdom, they’ve eliminated distribution and any
    access to Stranahan’s Small Batch Whiskey outside of Colorado."

    Last I heard they were bought up by Proximo but this is the first
    I've heard about CO-only distribution. Anyone have any info?

    edit to add: The WI post is dated June 11, 2011
    Last edited by silverfish; 06-13-2011 at 07:58. Reason: post date
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    I don't know about the change in ownership but I did see a few stray bottles of it in my area a few weeks ago!

    Thomas

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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Does not make any sense.

    It's still on the Ohio list.
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThomasH View Post
    I don't know about the change in ownership ...
    Try a google search for "Proximo buys stranahans" and you'll
    get a few results. Looks like that happened late Dec. 2010
    or early Jan. 2011.
    John Q.
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    It won't be any cheaper than it is today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    As of today, Stranahan's remains on the Virginia ABC special order list.
    "There's nothing better than a fine dinner, a good bottle of whiskey and a bad girl"

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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    The Proximo sale is old news. The more recent news is that they will be distributing only in Colorado for the time being, no reason given. There is something weird going on as the usually chatty Jess Graber has dropped out of sight for the last six months. No one seems to know what's going on or what happened. This leads to lots of rumors, of course, so be wary of statements that begin, "I heard..."

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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    I guess that means I have to nurse the only bottle I have.

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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    I like Stranahan's but not enough to have ever bought a bottle at its north of $50 price. I go to Colorado every year and get my fill at a pizza joint that has generous pours at a reasonable price. Certainly seems like an irrational, even insane business decision, at at time when other craft distilled products are quickly multiplying and they have the head start of recognition and praise.
    Thad

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  9. #9
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    At the moment it is fairly difficult to get locally. The large stores are on allocation and sell out in a day. What is odd, is there is plenty of older stock in the smaller stores...so it's not really like other markets need to be completely cut off to satisfy our demand.

    This is completely fictional, but I would like to start the rumor that Colorado is retaliating in response to our measly Sazerac allocations for limited editions.

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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Maybe Proximo's plan is to create demand while also holding more barrels for later releases with age statements?
    "There's nothing better than a fine dinner, a good bottle of whiskey and a bad girl"

 

 

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