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Ranger Creek .36 Texas Bourbon

I was not ready for just how good this was.  This was bottled at 7 months.... MONTHS... and had the color of a much more aged whiskey.  I rarely comment on a whiskey's color (see www.somanywhiskies.com/blog/item/116-whats-the-color-of-whisky?) but this jumped out as unusual.  The bottle I had was #736 from Batch #3 and was bottled at 48% ABV.  The nose was very fruity, apricot jam, corn syrup and some oak hiding behind.  The taste was sweet at first, then more fruit jam followed by rye, mint and aniseed.  I dont know if this is a rye or wheated whiskey but based on the taste I would  say rye.  The finish has more rye, then gets oaky with some wood smoke, and then cinnamon and pepper spice at the end.  Not sure yet if these guys are lucky or good, which is why I made note of exact bottle and batch which I rarely do, but I really liked this and while not perfect, it's pretty impressive for one so young.  Will have to visit very soon and put another notch in my Texas distilleries gun belt.

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Bourbon
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No

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