Ranger Creek Rimfire
Introducing Ranger Creek Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Texas Whiskey
2012 Small Caliber Series Release
We’re proud to announce the second release in our Small Caliber Series, our line of creative, limited edition whiskeys aged in small barrels and sold in small bottles. Ranger Creek Rimfire is a scotch-style single malt whiskey, but instead of smoking it with peat we smoked it with Texas mesquite. Using our local ingredient instead of the Scottish ingredient brings out a very different smoke flavor that is well balanced in the whiskey.
The nose of Rimfire brings about sweet tropical notes of ripe mango and dried banana with a hint of vanilla. The taste is smooth and delicate with a light malty sweetness. And the finish is soft, balanced, and dry with hints of light smoke and roasted chocolate. A few drops of water help to enhance the smoke and highlight the mesquite flavor.
Bronze Medal, American Craft Spirits Association, 2017 Read more.
What’s in a name? A little Texas history
Rimfire is named after the type of ammunition used in the Winchester 1866 “Yellow Boy” repeating rifle. This famous rifle was used by many frontier Texans and is proudly on display in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame.
Each bottle of whiskey in our Small Caliber Series is hand labeled with the batch number, bottle number, season, and maturation time. Limited production of these unique, innovative whiskeys makes them special collector’s item products.
Uniquely Texan and Grain to Glass
Ranger Creek Rimfire, along with all of our products, is handcrafted in San Antonio from grain to glass in a labor intensive, manual process that takes love, time, and dedication. Some competitors take short cuts and buy their spirits from someone else. We do it like true Texans should.
Whiskey is just Distilled Beer
Rimfire is more than just a lightly smoked single malt whiskey. It’s a product that showcases what we can do as a “brewstillery”. As whiskey makers will tell you, whiskey is simply distilled beer. Ranger Creek Rimfire is an illustration of this. We took out Mesquite Smoked Porter and wondered what it would taste like distilled into a whiskey. So we brewed it (without the hops), distilled it, called it Rimfire, and released it for you to enjoy. Try it side by side with a Mesquite Smoked Porter to try and evaluate the similar flavors from the beer and the new flavors from the whiskey!