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Rebecca Creek

The bottle describes this as "fine Texas Spirit Whiskey" and my first sample came from Batch 1, Bottle 39,000 and something which suggests this was no "hand crafted" artisinal operation.  It appears to be a Canadian style blend produced in San Antonio, Texas.  Apparently I am not the only person who noticed how popular Canadian blends like Crown Royal are in Texas.  A little more research shows that there is a new distillery in San Antonio but I suspect these early batches are being produced with spirits produced north of the border (and I don't mean Oklahoma) due to sheer volume if nothing else.   The nose has lots of vanilla, toasted oak and a little grain spirit / fesh paint suggesting some younger whiskies in the blend.  The taste is very smooth at first, with tangy orange peel and more vanilla.  Fruity, spicy and creamy at same time... interesting.  Heat builds in the finish, bitter oak but well balanced with sweet mint (suggesting rye in blend) and leaves with the grain spirit note right at the end.  Overall not bad, could perhaps stand a little longer maturation, but my guess target audience will be in the Texas heat 300 days a year and probably icing this heavily or mixing... and it is fine for that.   Really not bad at all.

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  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Type: Blend
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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