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Ranger Creek

Ranger Creek
Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Single Malt Whiskey

Category: American Smoked Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 43%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35

Ranger Creek
Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Single Malt Whiskey

Category: American Smoked Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 43%
Clear gold color. Complex, smoky, fruity aromas and flavors of butter roasted peanuts, peach marmalade on cranberry toast, chocolate covered bbq potato chip, and brown spices and leather-bound wood chair with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish imparting notes of cacao nibs and shell, corn bread muffin, smoked nuts, and bbq rub and woods finish. A fun, exotically spicy and delicately smoky whisky that will be fun to mix with.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Spicy & Rich
Aroma Aroma: butter roasted peanuts, peach marmalade on cranberry toast, chocolate covered bbq potato chip, and brown spices and leather-bound wood chair
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of cacao nibs and shell, corn bread muffin, smoked nuts, and bbq rub and woods
Smoothness Smoothness: Tingling
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, on the rocks and with cigars
Cocktail Cocktails: Maple Bourbon Cider, Maple Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, exotically spicy and delicately smoky whisky that will be fun to mix with.

The Producer

Ranger Creek Brewing & Distillery

The Producer
4834 Whirlwind Drive, #102
San Antonio, TX 78217
USA
1 210-775-2099

American Smoked Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
A few American distilleries produce smoked whiskeys; these are smoked with different fuels, such as peat, cherry wood and beechwood. This is followed by aging in charred oak, which results in whiskeys with flavor profiles of roasted nuts, maple syrup, nougat and fig. These smoked whiskeys are generally wither served over ice or mixed with water or tonic, while the best are often sipped after dinner in a small snifter.

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