Rowan's Creek Bourbon bottle

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon

Category

Region

ABV

50%

Distillery

Age

NAS

Cask Type

New Charred American Oak

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is an excellent iteration of a modern Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey that appeals to whiskey aficionados from all walks of life. The brand is famous for many reasons, not the least of which is its exceptionally high proof rating of 100.

Owned by Willett, and distilled in Bardstown, Kentucky at the famous Willett Distillery (Kentucky Bourbon Distillers), Rowan’s Creek Bourbon comes from some of the best pedigree in the entire Bourbon whiskey industry. The brand has benefited tremendously under the supervision of Willett’s experienced Bourbon whiskey distillers, and a loyalty to the brand’s roots.

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is one of America’s best selling small batch bourbons and has received numerous awards for its exceptional quality. The bourbon has most definitely earned the respect of its peers, and odds are, it will earn your respect too once you’ve tried it.

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon Mash Bill

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is comprised of multiple different batches of bourbon ranging in ages from 5 to 15 years. The bourbon is aged in new charred American Oak barrels and has a proof rating of 100 at the time of bottling. The brand’s mashbill is not formally made available to the public, but many have deduced that the brand has a much higher ratio of corn than most other Bourbon whiskeys.

Recommended Cocktails

Classic Mint Julep

For this cocktail, we first recommend that you gather:

  • 7 mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 3 ounces of bourbon
  • a mint sprig for garnishing

Build

To begin the construction of the cocktail, begin by muddling the mint leaves and sugar in a chilled glass. Next, fill the glass with ice and add the bourbon until the glass begins to freeze. Lastly, add the mint sprig for garnishing, and enjoy!

The Great Compromiser

With this cocktail’s deep roots in Kentucky bourbon history, we encourage you to consider this recipe to be a nod to the classic Bourbon whiskey cocktails of yesteryear.

Begin by gathering:

  • 2 ounces of bourbon
  • 6 ounces of mint water
  • 1 teaspoon of agave syrup
  • 3 dashes of bitters
  • a mint sprig

Build

We recommend building this cocktail in your favorite highball glass by adding 3 dashes of bitters and mixing in 1 teaspoon of agave syrup. Once this step is complete, go ahead and add in the mint-infused water and begin stirring the mixture. Once the ingredients are fully mixed, introduce a few ice cubes, along with the Rowan’s Creek Bourbon, and stir again. Add a mint sprig to the cocktail for garnishing and get ready to enjoy this wonderful cocktail!

Tasting Notes

Description

One of the first things you notice about Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is its dazzling aesthetic. The bourbon is a beautiful light copper color, almost honeyed in its hue.

Nose

Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is rich with gorgeous notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak that are elegantly imbued within the bourbon.

Palate

The tasting experience associated with Rowan’s Creek Bourbon is represented by smooth fruity undertones, mixed with hints of spice, maple, and citrus.

Finish

The tasting experience of Rowan’s Creek Bourbon ends with a moderate length finish that is defined by a lingering citrus flavor paired with subtle notes of charred oak.

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