San Antonio-based Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling will release Rimfire Smoked ¬†Texas Whiskey on March 21, with a series of tasting events in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Dallas. Rimfire is the second release in Ranger Creek’s Small Caliber Series of whiskies.

The single malt whiskey is a lightly-smoked whiskey using mesquite wood supplied by a local cattle farmer in exchange for Ranger Creek’s spent grains. Ranger Creek converted a 20-foot-long shipping container into a giant smoker to hand-smoke its barley before mashing. Ranger Creek uses the smoker to make its Mesquite Smoked Porter beer, and uses the same recipe for Rimfire without the hops.

Fewer than 500 cases of Rimfire will be available in various Texas markets. Details on the Rimfire tasting events are available in the Calendar of Events.

Links: Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling