Ranger Creek .36 Texas Bourbon
Ranger Creek // Texas, USA
Ranger Creek has a Small Caliber Series to differentiate the whiskeys they are aging in small barrels from the ones they age in standard 53-gallon barrels. The .36 Bourbon uses the former and therefore also sees a shorter time in barrel at only 9 months. Their straight bourbon whiskey, using the same mashbill as this whiskey, will be released at the beginning of 2015. Released in small batches so flavors may vary it is hand-numbered and sold in 375 ml sized bottles.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"For such a young whiskey, the aromas are fairly complex. In addition to the traditional sweet barrel spices and vanilla, there are also notes of straw, leather, and lightly smoked pepper. The tasting profile is not plush and soft, but isn't too tannic and dry either. Coffee, leather, and dark caramel are found with the finish more on the bitter and warming side. Though you can taste a little immature corn in the mid-palate, I like where this whiskey is going and look forward to trying their straight bourbon."