Wake Up Call Recipe

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2 oz. Barrel Strength Bourbon of choice
1 oz. coffee liqueur
1 tsp. vanilla syrup
4 dashes Dashfire Orange Bitters or bitters of choice
Add all ingredients to mixing glass, add ice and stir well. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.




Whiskey Notes: Tasting & Distilling Logbooks

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Books: Now that your drinking all this delicious whiskey, you need to have a place to take notes. Conceived by the proprietors of Kings County Distillery, this handsome set of journals is perfect for taking all your whiskey notes and so you won’t forget your favorites. The set includes: a hardcover journal with guided pages for tasting notes, a slim notebook with work sheets for the home distiller, and a fold-out poster of the American Whiskey Family Tree


Slightly Alabama River Flask

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Gear: Flasks should be designed to last. It seems though, once you find that “best” one you always find another you want. This is the case with the Slightly Alabama River Flask. With a holding capacity of 7 ounces, this flask can carry just enough hard stuff to provide with some if your favorite juice, whether you are looking to relax or just a quick warm up. It’s also wrapped in a handsome Horween leather case with button-hole closure and available in five colors Hand stitched with waxed thread with edges burnished, painted and hand waxed.



Gentleman’s Guide to Cocktails Leather Bound

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Book: If you are looking to expand your knowledge of how to make excellent cocktails then you may want to check out The Gentleman’s Guide To Cocktails. It features more than 150 recipes, covers numerous classics, and has some excellent drawings. This is an excellent guide for any cocktail enthusiast. We featured this great book a while back. It is now available in a beautiful leather bound copy. Get it here.


Keep Exploring Shirt

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We designed a simple tee recently and added to the MAKR store. It is a super soft, pre-washed, pre-shrunk,  100% cotton tee with a simple design. It’s available in Men’s and Women’s Grey & White.

  • Alternative Apparel Men’s & Women’s Tee
  • Heather Grey and White colors available
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • 100% cotton, pre-washed, pre-shrunk
  • Digitally printed
  • Machine wash
  • Available only for 30 days through MAKR, to purchase click on the images above
  • Bourbon & Oak receives $2.00 profit on each sale, all funds go to Bourbon & Oak maintenance

Ranger Creek’s .36 Single Barrel Bourbon Steals the Show

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Ranger Creek’s .36 Single Barrel Bourbon Steals the Show

Local Brewery/ Distillery Takes Home Best of Class and Best of Show at ACSA Awards

SAN ANTONIO – FEB. 23, 2015 – Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling was awarded the American Craft Spirits Association’s Gold Medal, Best-of-Class and Best-of-Show for their .36 Single Barrel Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey last Sunday, February 15, at the ACSA Awards Dinner. Ranger Creek also took home Gold for their .36 Texas Bourbon Whiskey and Silver for their .44 Texas Rye Whiskey.

“We began filling these barrels just after starting production in 2010 and have patiently monitored maturation over the years.  With the success of our small barrel .36, there were high expectations both inside our distillery and also from our consumers,” says TJ Miller, Ranger Creek Co-founder and Head Distiller. “Being awarded the best craft distilled spirit in the US by the ACSA was a humbling surprise. It’s also a huge honor to represent authentic craft spirits makers.”

Only 1,400 bottles of the .36 Single Barrel Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey were produced, making the big winner a hot commodity.

As part of the festivities celebrating the internationally recognized win, Ranger Creek is putting together a unique collection of fourteen Ranger Creek .36 single-barrel bottles that will include one bottle from each barrel used. This one-of-a kind, hand-numbered collection will be awarded to one lucky fan via a social media #WhiskeySelfie Contest, being held March 7 through April 30, 2015.

Ranger Creek will be kicking-off the contest and sampling a selection of Ranger Creek beers and whiskey’s at a celebratory open house on Saturday, March 14, from 2 – 6 p.m. at 4834 Whirlwind Dr, San Antonio, TX 78217. There will be live music, gourmet food trucks, whiskey evaluations and brewery exclusive products.

A complete list of the ACSA Award recipients can be found here.

You can see our full review on Ranger Creek .36 Bourbon by clicking the image below.

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About Ranger Creek

Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling is a combined brewery/distillery handcrafting beer and bourbon in San Antonio, TX one batch at a time.  They are one of only a small number of combined brewery/distilleries in the U.S. making both beer and bourbon.  Ranger Creek focuses on interesting recipes and utilizes local ingredients from the state of Texas as much as possible. Visitors to San Antonio are encouraged to sign up for one of the regularly scheduled facility tours. For more information on Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, please visit www.drinkrangercreek.com.


Jeni’s Whiskey & Pecans Ice Cream

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Food: It’s no doubt whiskey goes great with food, all kinds of food in fact, and ice cream is no different. Jeni’s Whiskey and Pecans Ice Cream is made with Middle West Spirits OYO Whiskey. Jeni’s ice cream is crafted using made using grass-grazed milk from small Ohio farms, Fair Trade-certified vanilla, and other locally-sourced ingredients. The resulting ice cream is filled with the rich flavors of whiskey and pecans, it’s rich and filled with good flavors that are perfect for chilly days. Get some here.