For The Weekend: Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon Review

For The Weekend: Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon ReviewFor The Weekend: Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon Review
Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon
Grade: A
Teacher’s Comments: Enjoyable

One of the things I like to do when I am on the road is pick up a bottle of a local bourbon. As with beer, there are a bewildering number of local, craft

While in Texas this past winter to play and review the Omni Barton Creek Golf Courses in Austin, I stopped at a liquor store near South Congress (known as SoCo) and picked up a bottle of Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon. It sat on my shelf until recently, when I held a BBQ and Bourbon Tasting Party for my friends to try the past year’s collection. I smoke up a giant pile of pork shoulder in my MasterBuilt, stack the bourbon on the kitchen counter, and we spend a pleasant afternoon/evening playing tabletop games.

The Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon was universally liked among my experts. It hits the tongue with some bite, as with¬† pepper or cinnamon. Then it leavens with some sweetness, as with vanilla and maple syrup. Strangely, I also think it feels a bit “thick.” It is not syrupy or too sweet, but there is something else going on there.

We all liked the Ranger Creek .36 Texas Straight Bourbon neat. Later, I tried it in a Manhattan (have I committed some sort of felony in Texas by doing that? Will I be allowed to go back?). The Manhattan occurred to me because I thought I detected a bit of cherry in the flavor mix. Still, I think drinking it neat is the best choice. (Will that get me a pardon for the Manhattan offense?).

I am going to be sad when my bottle is finally gone.

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