Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey
We’re Making Bourbon in Texas
It turns out bourbon doesn’t have to be made in Kentucky. So we’re making it in Texas in a truly Texan way by using weather, attitude, and premium ingredients from the Lone Star State. Our goal is not to replicate Kentucky bourbon in Texas but to make Texas Bourbon.
We’re maturing the same bourbon in both traditional big barrels and non traditional small barrels. The big barrels take years to fully mature. As a matter of fact, in order to be called Straight Bourbon, a bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years.
Single Barrel Straight Bourbon
We’re one of the first distilleries to make bourbon in Texas (legally, anyway), and we’ve released the oldest bourbon aged in Texas. .36 Single Barrel is a special, limited edition release of the first 14 big barrels that we filled at Ranger Creek. We got about 100 bottles from each barrel, so there are only about 1,400 bottles in existence.
Still to Come…Texas Straight Bourbon
Our .36 Single Barrel is the first straight bourbon we’ve released, but it won’t be the only one. While our single barrel releases will be limited edition, we also have plans to release a normal, non-single barrel Texas Straight Bourbon that is not limited edition. We’re filling barrels of this bourbon every week, and we’ll let you know when its finally ready.
Small Barrel Bourbon
While we waited for our Straight Bourbon to mature, we created Ranger Creek .36. It’s the small barrel version of our Texas Bourbon that matures in a matter of months instead of years. The intent of this whiskey was to create a cool experiment and give us something to enjoy while we were waiting, but we didn’t know we would win so many awards and gain so many fans. Read more about the Small Caliber Series version of Ranger Creek .36, which we package into small bottles to visually represent the small barrels.
Wait…Bourbon in Texas?
Think bourbon can only be made in Kentucky? You’re not alone. The fact is, however, any state in the union can make bourbon. Kentucky makes some fantastic bourbon, but there’s no reason that we can’t make our own version here in Texas. Don’t believe that bourbon can be made outside of Kentucky? Check out the federal government’s standards of identity and read the rules for yourself.