Ranger Creek .44 Texas Rye
Ranger Creek // Texas, USA
This grain-to-bottle whiskey is made using 100% rye and is aged in used bourbon barrels; as such, technically it is not a rye whiskey, but rather a whiskey made from rye mash. This is aged for 13 months in small barrels. Like the rest of their Small Caliber series, this too is named for a firearm; the Walker Colt .44 itself named for Captain Samuel H Walker of the Texas Rangers and Samuel Colt, the gun-inventor. This is bottled in a 375 ml sized bottle.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
"Cedar, barrel spices, and hay are found along with a raw grain profile. Digging a little deeper cherry pie and classic pepper notes are found. At 94 proof, the whiskey is very spice driven on the palate, but without a rough edge to it. Dried herbs and young grain is on the mid-palate. The aftertaste leaves you with char smoke, fitting given the name."