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Ranger Creek .36 Single Barrel (barrel #503), 48%

Price: $79 Issue: Summer 2015 Reviewer: Lew Bryson

The .36 Small Caliber was one of the best young small-barrel bourbons I've ever had, so I was very much looking forward to this 3 year, 8 month old bottling from “traditional large barrels.” Aroma: like a 12 year old bourbon: oak spice, corn sweet. Not hot, spice and vanilla, smooth but oaky, with a light, flowing feel. A unique combination of youth and maturity that opens the “Texas whiskey” niche a bit wider. (Spec's exclusive)