San Antonio Brewery/ Distillery Takes Home Best of Class and Best of Show at ACSA Awards
SAN ANTONIO – MARCH 2015 – Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling was awarded the American Craft Spirits Association’s Gold Medal, Best-of-Class and Best-of-Show for their .36 Single Barrel Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey on Sunday, February 15, at the ACSA Awards Dinner. Ranger Creek also took home Gold for their .36 Texas Bourbon Whiskey and Silver for their .44 Texas Rye Whiskey.
“We began filling these barrels just after starting production in 2010 and have patiently monitored maturation over the years. With the success of our small barrel .36, there were high expectations both inside our distillery and also from our consumers,” says TJ Miller, Ranger Creek Co-founder and Head Distiller. “Being awarded the best craft distilled spirit in the US by the ACSA was a humbling surprise. It’s also a huge honor to represent authentic craft spirits makers.”
Only 1,400 bottles of the .36 Single Barrel Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey were produced, making the big winner a hot commodity.
As part of the festivities celebrating the internationally recognized win, Ranger Creek is putting together a unique collection of fourteen Ranger Creek .36 single-barrel bottles that will include one bottle from each barrel used. This one-of-a kind, hand-numbered collection will be awarded to one lucky fan via a social media #WhiskeySelfie Contest, being held March 7 through April 30, 2015.
Ranger Creek will be kicking-off the contest and sampling a selection of Ranger Creek beers and whiskey’s at a celebratory open house on Saturday, March 14, from 2 – 6 p.m. at 4834 Whirlwind Dr, San Antonio, TX 78217. There will be live music, gourmet food trucks, whiskey evaluations and brewery exclusive products.
A complete list of the ACSA Award recipients can be found here.
About Ranger Creek
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling is a combined brewery/distillery handcrafting beer and bourbon in San Antonio, TX one batch at a time. They are one of only a small number of combined brewery/distilleries in the U.S. making both beer and bourbon. Ranger Creek focuses on interesting recipes and utilizes local ingredients from the state of Texas as much as possible. Visitors to San Antonio are encouraged to sign up for one of the regularly scheduled facility tours. For more information on Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, please visit www.drinkrangercreek.com.