Full Review

Texas Ranger

Texas Ranger
Blended Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$24

Texas Ranger
Blended Whiskey

Category: American Blended Whiskey

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 40%
Dark gold color. Confected aromas and flavors of toffee, maple, rum, whipped cream, caramel latte, and toasted marshmallow with a supple, bright, dryish light body and a smooth, brisk finish displaying shades of Nilla wafer and banana pudding finish. A candied Whiskey that will play well in winter warmers and decadent cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity, Mild & Candied
Aroma Aroma: toffee, maple, rum, whipped cream, caramel latte, and toasted marshmallow
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of 'nilla wafer and banana pudding
Smoothness Smoothness: Smooth
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A candied whiskey that will play well in winter warmers and sweet whiskey cocktails.

The Producer

Rebecca Creek Distillery

The Producer
26605 Bulverde Rd Bldg B
San Antonio, TX 78260
USA
1 830-714-4581

American Blended Whiskey

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
Blended American Whiskey is required to contain at least 20% straight whiskey; with the balance being unaged neutral spirit or, in a few cases, high-proof light whiskey. It has a general whiskey flavor profile (most closely resembling Bourbon), but lacks any defining taste characteristic.

Blended whiskies date from the early 19th century when the invention of the column still made possible the production of neutral spirits. Distillers would blend one or more straight whiskies (Bourbon and Rye) with these neutral spirits in varying proportions to create their own branded blend. The taste and quality of these whiskies, then as now, varies according to the ratio of straight whiskey to neutral grain spirit. Early blends were frequently flavored with everything from sherry to plug tobacco. Compared to straight whiskies they were relatively inexpensive and bland in character. Modern blends utilize dozens of different straight whiskies to insure a consistent flavor profile. Blended American whiskies had a great sales boost during and just after World War II when distillers promoted them as a way of stretching their limited supply of straight whiskey. This sales spike did not last, however. Blended whiskies were considered to be too bland by Bourbon and Rye drinkers, and consumers with a taste for lighter spirits soon migrated to Vodka and Gin. Blended whiskies have been leading the pack in declining sales over the past few decades.