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  1. #21
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Well that didn't take long. A company making premium small batch product with premium pricing get's snapped up and (on it's way to being) screwed up by a company that see's all that profit potential out there in expanded sales.

    The punk rock analogy seems apt. Will retaining their original fans matter or are they popular enough to grow the fan base? I'm guessing that these little details of ownership, process etc. matter to people who spend that much on one bottle of whiskey. Time will tell.
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    AFAIK the only state's Stranahan's distributes to is Colorado and New York. Kind of bittersweet to see them come and go so quickly (in terms of ownership). The allocation here seems to be fairly tight as well, my store can only bring in a half case once a month or so, and we sell that in less than a week. Should start hoarding it to have a lot to put on the shelfs for the holidays.

    Thanks for the articles posted as well, interesting reads.

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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    My prediction is that Stanahan's is going to quickly wither and die. Proximo has totally blown it. Other micros, beware.

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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Almost makes me want to spend the $60 shelf price (plus all the other Cook County taxes and fees that bring it closer to $70) on the few that still linger here. Right now though I'm still at almost.
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    My prediction is that Stanahan's is going to quickly wither and die. Proximo has totally blown it. Other micros, beware.
    Maybe in terms of quality, due to the new ownership and the absence of the original passion from the owners, but seeing as how they were bought up as an investment I don't see them just falling off the face of the earth. Seems like they are going after a new placement strategy, pulling out of states they were in, to increase demand, then maybe going back to more states if production levels can increase.

    Who knows, pure speculation, and I am not the world's number one fan of Stranahan's. We'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    Almost makes me want to spend the $60 shelf price (plus all the other Cook County taxes and fees that bring it closer to $70) on the few that still linger here. Right now though I'm still at almost.
    Get the original stuff while you can, if its been sitting on the shelf for a while, talk to the owner and see if he'll give you a little discount to get them off the shelf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon Boiler View Post
    FWIW, I saw bottles available at two different stores in Indy last weekend. I have no idea how long they were there.
    They've been there for years....and still there. Most of us aren't too big on it around here.


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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    That didn't take long. Jake Norris has now decamped as well. Good article about Stranahan's today on Westword.
    The interview with Jake mentioned in the piece Chuck linked to is now on-line.
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    They've been there for years....and still there. Most of us aren't too big on it around here.


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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by silverfish View Post
    The interview with Jake mentioned in the piece Chuck linked to is now on-line.
    Why did you leave? I am not one to hang around and watch someone bridle a wild pony.
    There you have it. Product is now > Process.

    Nice read.
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    Re: Stranahanís only in Colorado?

    One thing about this story that has been mis-reported is that people keep calling Proximo 'a big company.' Everything is relative, of course, but Proximo is not a significant player in the distilled spirits business. As I will say in my blog post about it tomorrow, Proximo isn't a pimple on Diageo's ass.

 

 

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