Texas' Ranger Creek Distillery Offers Up A New Cask Strength Bourbon - The Whiskey Wash

Texas’ Ranger Creek Distillery Offers Up A New Cask Strength Bourbon

By Nino Marchetti / November 5, 2018

There is something to be said for bourbon coming out of Texas, there is no doubt. While one might think of Garrison Brothers as the standard bearer for Texan bourbon these days, other in-state distilleries such as Ranger Creek also have some worthy offerings to consider. The latest for this latter distillery has just been unveiled in the form of a cask strength release.

The new Ranger Creek Cask Strength .36 Straight Bourbon, according to those behind it, is described as a “bold and unique expression with Texas terroir.” Bottled at a healthy 127.2 proof, it is drawn from Texas corn that’s milled, sour-mashed, fermented, double distilled and aged in San Antonio, where the distillery is located.

Ranger Creek Cask Strength .36 Straight Bourbon

Ranger Creek Cask Strength .36 Straight Bourbon (image via Ranger Creek)

“At 127.2 proof,” said Ranger Creek distiller Josh Gardner in a prepared statement, “this is Texas bourbon in all its grandeur. With hints of toffee, cinnamon, caramel, and crème brûlée, this is a big and bold expression straight out of the barrel.”

Plans call for just 600 bottles of this deep amber colored bourbon to be released in Texas and through “online retailers.” You’ll find some limited official tasting notes for it below for your consideration from the distillery.

  • Nose: Vanilla and brown sugar with hints of new wood
  • Taste: Mellow caramel, butterscotch and light cinnamon
  • Finish: Long, lingering sweet notes with a hint of warmth
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Nino Marchetti

Nino Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and provided tasting input on many whiskeys at competitions. He also maintains a large private collection of whiskey from which he continually educates his palate on this brown spirit type.