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.
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
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
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!