Name: Ranger Creek .36 Caliber Texas Bourbon Whiskey
Age: 18 Months
Notes: On the nose this whiskey has a nice brown sugar and vanilla aroma. At first sip I could taste a rich vanilla flavor with some dark berries, wood, and syrup. The finish is moderate with strong flavor of cherries, molasses, and almonds. This whiskey reminded me of having dessert at a fancy restaurant. What I enjoyed about this whiskey is the cherry flavor. It tasted authentic and not artificial which I thought made the whiskey. The almond flavor and slight burn was equally enjoyable. The mouthfeel seems a bit thicker than some whiskeys which was enjoyable. I tried this whiskey neat and on the rocks and I enjoyed it best neat. When on the rocks it seemed to have less flavor. Overall, this is a good whiskey, and one that is definitely different than most I’ve tried.
History:Ranger Creek’s Small Caliber Series is a line of creative, limited edition whiskeys aged in small barrels. They put these whiskeys in small bottles to represent the small barrels in which they have been matured. The small barrels accelerate the maturation process by increasing the wood to liquid ratio in the barrel. This imparts unique, interesting flavors and allows us to experiment with new products. In the spirit of being truly craft, they still use local ingredients and innovative ideas to release a new Small Caliber Series product each year. Each bottle is hand labeled with the batch number, bottle number, season, and maturation time.