Ranger Creek .44 Rye

Ranger Creek .44 Rye

(0.75l, 47%)


5.9/10
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Gun-totin’ Rye Whiskey from Texas.
 
Situated on the edge of San Antonio, Ranger Creek is the only Texan “brewstillery”. Their stills work day and night to produce award-winning Texas Bourbon, Single Malt, Rye Whiskey, lager and IPA. It was established back in 2010 by a trio of booze-lovers: TJ, Dennis and Mark.
 
Their .44 Rye Whiskey is the third release in the Small Caliber Series (we’re sure you know that, but .44 is the famous Colt Walker revolver). The Brewstillery names all its expressions after historical firearms to keep it all Old West. Point-Forty-Four was matured for 19 months in ex-Bourbon barrels. Size of the barrel (get it?) affects the aging process – the smaller it is, the sooner the sauce is ready. Add some scorching Texan heat and you have a winner. The golden Spirit comes in a handy 375 mL flask, which is also a nod to the tiny barrel. Not everything is big in Texas.
  • Category
    Rye
  • Style
    Texas Rye Whiskey
  • Region
    Texas
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    ** 47%
  • Distillery
    Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
  • Age
    NAS
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon barrels
  • ** please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

Flavor Spiral™

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cinnamon
spicy
mint
toffee
nutmeg
vanilla
caramel
clove
tobacco
What does Ranger Creek .44 Rye taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Ranger Creek .44 Rye and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Cinnamon, vanilla and toffee on the nose with a touch of mint and spice.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Potent flavors of clove, nutmeg, currant and tobacco.
 
Finish
Long and warm finish with a touch of bread crust.

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Ratings & Reviews
Ken
Ken,
Hot and spicy
 
Colton
Colton,
Very hot and spicy, lot of toffee and cinnamon
 
Steve
Steve,
I give this an ehhhh rating. Its smooth and easy to drink, but im not loving the flavor, definitely wouldn't purchase a bottle.
 
Oshen
Oshen,
This was to hot and strong for our likening. Not very drinkable without mixing.
 
Paul
Paul,
This was on the down side of OK. I still haven't finished the tasting that I received. I would not buy a bottle of this. To be fair, I'm not much of a rye drinker, but they sent it, so I tried it and I'm rating it.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
On the nose I get Playdough, rye grass, and Redhots candy. Used to 100+ proof stuff so it doesn't give off any burn on the nose. A little sweet caramel scent. To be labeled as a rye (couldn't find the mash bill online) this has no rye spice I'm used to detecting. I can definitely taste the rye grass, but nothing else going on. Finishes dry, no spice. Third favorite in the Texan Spirit tasting box.
 
Lance
Lance,
Didn’t enjoy this at all. 2 sips was all I could take. Aroma is enjoyable. Personally the aroma reminds me of sweet tea. Flavor wasn’t at all enjoyable to me.
 
Tom
Tom,
Spicy beginnings, but changes to a smooth experience with a sweeter finish. No discernible burn. I would definitely drink this whiskey but I wouldn’t purchase it for my own bar. There are other finer choices in Rye.
 
William
William,
Too spicy for me.
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
I am new to this. Usually just a casual drinker. Unfortunately for this review, I do not like rye whiskey. The aroma was pleasing, but like the label says, It's definitely Rye Whiskey. I don't like the aftertaste of rye whiskey.
 
James
James,
Not usually a Rye kind of guy, but this wasn't bad. I like the cinnamon coming through. This came with the Alamo Black Label Bourbon which I wasn't too keen on. This is definitely a step up in my book. The cinnamon lingers for a bit, or is it the clove, not unpleasant.
 
Russell
Russell,
On the first sniff I found fruit notes. After a couple of sips the nose shifted to more cinnamon and bread dough. There is definitely a lot of the familiar rye spice on the palate. The finish was doughy and warm.
 
Jared
Jared,
The first taste was not great. Very spicy! However, I had a beer after the first taste and came back. I Found very pleasant sweet notes and it was very good on the second taste.
 
Scott
Scott,
Never been a Rye drinker. Not bad but has that rye after taste.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
I love rye whiskey, I love mint. I do NOT love mint in my whiskey. The mint and cinnamon combination of flavor notes was overwhelming to me. Too forward with those aromatic flavors and then a lingering nutmeg flavor. Just not good in a drink.
 
Clint
Clint,
Lots of spice. Delicious
 
Cody
Cody,
Very floral/minty on the nose. Palate is very watery. Finish for me was almost nonexistent. Not bad but not great. Wouldn't pick up a full bottle of this one.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Does not taste much like other ryes. A little hay on the nose. More corn and oak and not very much spice on the palate. Kind of a clean, almost piney finish that doesn’t linger all that long. Just ok.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is a fantastic rye! Fairly smooth with a great spice that lingers in a good way! Having visited the brewery/distillery several times and working with the crew as part of their local home brew supplier, these guys are great and deserve all your support!
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Super “clean barrel” tasting. Like freshly cut wood with pores ready to suck in the whisky as it ages. I really like it and got it in my tasting box. Was my favorite of the three tasters. I think maybe some people don’t rate it as highly because they want something that is more in-family with what they expect. I, however, found this one unique but in a good way.
 
Jamie
Jamie,
A bit of a tang of rain-soaked lumber.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Wow cinnamon blast. It was a little potent for my taste. It was drinkable, but I’d never make it through a bottle of it.
 
Michael
Michael,
Got a chance to sample this in my first tasting box and was blown away by the minty-nutmeg flavor and cinnamon smells. It was definitely not what I expected.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
I’m more of a bourbon drinker, but I like this. Got it in a tasting box and wish I could find a full bottle. The spiciness and cinnamon were a nice surprise and give it a flavor I haven’t come across before.
 
Natasha
Natasha,
This would be perfect in something like eggnog. But a bit on the spicy harshness to drink alone. I could taste only the cinnamon/nutmeg/clove spice and the sweetness. On the nose though caramel and oak were most prominent for me. Not usually a rye fan, but not the worst rye I’ve ever had either.
 
Sean
Sean,
Pretty smooth rye, I do taste the cinnamon everyone talks about, however it doesn’t dominate the flavor to me. There are hints of nutmeg and vanilla throughout and a nice finish. Some spice as well, overall above average that’s for sure
 
Jeremy
Jeremy,
To high on the spice.
 
Al
Al,
Smooth rye. Nice taste. Not very complex. Needs a little time in the barrel and a little more proof.
 
Sadie
Sadie,
Great drink, the cinnamon and mint flavor come through first with a nice spicy finish and a good overall rye flavor.
 
Scot
Scot,
Not bad. Cinnamon is pretty strong. Spice is also strong. I found the tobacco, too. The caramel and some of the others on the spiral, I got cinnamon and spice. Good, but not what I would say is a strong rye.
 
Alex
Alex,
The cinnamon dominates the flavor profile and offers up a surprisingly spicy whisky with a smooth finish. It’s nice for chilly autumn and winter evenings. Be mindful though, you wouldn’t guess it’s 94 proof
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Good - not usually a Rye fan
 
Eric
Eric,
I thought this one was great. Better than the simple bourbon.
 
Ian
Ian,
I liked this one. Fun ride.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
I like the linger of spice. Mellow flavor.
 
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