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Rowan’s Creek is a product of Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Ltd. It takes its name from the creek whose water is used for production. The creek itself got its name in the 18th Century from John Rowan, a local distiller, judge and politician. It is KBD’s chicken with the golden eggs and won top honors twice at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, in 2005 and 2011. It matured for 12 years.
The nose is very closed and needs hand warmth to open up. Apart from the obligatory vanilla and caramel, I get citrus and mild spices. Remarkable amount of oak. Freshly sawn planks. Dusty as an attic that has not been used for ages. Even some boiled vegetables.
It rolls over the tongue unhindered, moutcoating and sweet on vanilla, caramel and a touch of citrus. Quite some oak and heavy on spices.
The finish is medium long, remains fruit, but it is the oak that has the last laugh.
It started of closed, but my patience was rewarded with a very beautiful bourbon, soft and accessible.