San Antonio distillery cooks up Brisket Whiskey for club members

You might be wringing your little hipster hands over what kind of whiskey best pairs with that brisket that cost you $20 a pound and an hour in line.

But if you were lucky enough to be one of the first 120 members of the Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling’s new Whiskey Club, you don’t have to worry about that.

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The whiskey is the brisket. Or the brisket is the whiskey. Or let’s just call it “whisket” and move on.

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An article by the San Antonio Express-News on Tuesday describes the new club and the special August release available only to members: A pint of Brisket Whiskey. Yes, 96 proof and made with 60 pounds of prime dehydrated brisket.

“It’s real savory, and it definitely tastes like you are drinking a piece of meat,” Ranger Creek co-owner Mark McDavid told the Express-News.

Mmmm. Drinking meat. If you’re still with us, you might be sad to know that if you weren’t at the Aug. 19 club event, you did miss out on Brisket Whiskey. The challenges of making it led Ranger Creek to decide they likely won’t offer it for sale in the future. 

It took a lot of effort to filter out the fat, head distiller Allan Hall told the Express-News. Marbling in brisket is often highly preferred. Marbling in whiskey is decidedly less appetizing.

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Because Texas law prevents Ranger Creek from shipping out their product, members need to attend quarterly Pick-Up Parties at the distillery, which sounds more fun anyway.

Current and future members will have a shot at Coffee Whiskey in November.

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