Ragged Branch Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery Ragged Branch
  • Style Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • vanilla
  • smooth
  • rye
  • sweet
  • oak
  • caramel
  • lingering

Ragged Branch

Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.75l, 45%)

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A silky smooth, farm-to-bottle Bourbon.

You know how it goes. You go to paint the town red with your friends and then somebody says: “We should totally open a bar.” Or, in this case, a distillery. In 2009, Alex Toomy started distilling moonshine on his farm. In 2010, he opened the Ragged Branch Distillery with his friends Chris Sarpy and Russell Nance. It wasn’t long before the late legendary Master Distiller Dave Pickerell joined them and developed the mash. All Ragged Branch Whiskey is distilled on-site from their own grain. The milling and mashing happen daily based on the methods, entrusted to them by the late Pickerell. The distillation takes place in a custom-built 500-gallon Vendome still. It’s all farm-to-bottle, combined with modern processes and that makes Ragged Branch the award-winning independent distiller we adore so much.

Ragged Branch Signature Bourbon Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey starts with a mash bill of 68% corn, 16% rye, and 16% malted barley. Spicy rye and sweet vanilla tickle your taste buds before they slide smoothly into silky caramel notes. Add a few drops of water and notice the oak and sweet tobacco make an appearance. This fantastic Bourbon won Silver at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Virginia
  • Distillery Ragged Branch
  • Style Virginia Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Brown

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Baking cinnamon and clove notes with hints of vanilla.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Silky smooth with spicy rye and sweet vanilla. Sweet tobacco and oak follow up.

Finish
Lingering and smooth with caramel notes.

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  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • vanilla
  • smooth
  • rye
  • sweet
  • oak
  • caramel
  • lingering
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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