After the misery of predawn department store camping and online attempts to get the absolute best deals, Texas bourbon lovers have a Black Friday event that they can actually look forward to. For those who were paying attention to the announcement in September, Ranger Creek’s collector’s item, the .36 Texas Bourbon, will finally be available on Friday, November 25. To celebrate, Ranger Creek will be throwing a release party and bottle pickup at their brewstillery in San Antonio.

Less than 1,000 bottles of this collector’s item release were made. The everyday straight bourbon was aged for a minimum of two years. These collector’s item bottles will each be hand numbered to identify them as the first batch ever made of this whiskey.

More about the release from a Ranger Creek press release:

This bourbon follows Ranger Creek’s Small Caliber Series and Single Barrel as the third release of their fascinating barrel aging experiment.  Though each .36 bourbon uses the same recipe, the individualized barrel aging techniques makes each one distinct. .36 Small Caliber Series is a small batch bourbon aged in innovative small barrels and packaged in small 375 ml bottles. .36 Single Barrel is aged in one hand selected, large barrel and is packaged in traditional 750 ml bottles.  This .36 Texas Bourbon is a small batch bourbon aged in traditional large barrels and packaged in 750 ml bottles.  The different releases allow enthusiasts to try the .36 bourbons alongside each other to taste subtle differences and similarities.

The release event will take place from 5-9 p.m. at 4834 Whirlwind Dr, 78217. It is open to the public and guests will have the opportunity to taste the new bourbon by the glass. There is no RSVP required for the event, though if you plan to pick up a bottle you must pre-order/make a reservation online. RSVP seats are available for $55 with a limit of two seats per person — only 300 seats will be available.

The .36 Texas Bourbon will be a year-round release starting in April of 2017.

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