My love for craft beer has been well-documented on this site, but another long time passion of mine is fine whiskey. Not many things can beat an ounce or two of well-crafted bourbon in a glass with a tiny splash of water. The thought of these two worlds combining always peaks my interest. Mark McDavid, TJ Miller and Denis Rylander from San Antonio felt the same way, leading them to create their own “brewstillery” back in 2009. What is a brewstillery you ask? It is the clever name the trio derived for there passion project Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling. Ranger Creek is not only a brewery but they also distill there own craft spirits as well.
Ranger Creek out of San Antonio is a rare hybrid of brewery and distillery, which they call a “brewstillery.” On the distillery side, it has three different whiskies making up what they call its Small Caliber Series: