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Rowan's Creek Bourbon

Rowan's Creek

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@GBroughReview by @GBrough

14th May 2013

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This is the thickest bourbon i have ever had, it stays with me for quite a while.

Nose: Smokey Banana Chips, vanilla, tobacco, some mint sprigs. Palate: Smokey Banana Chips, vanilla, fruity spice, mint, tobacco, oak. Finish: Starts off really dominating my taste-buds with fruit, vanilla, and oak to being a slight hint of vanilla.

For those who forget i do not add water to my bourbon.

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6 comments

@Victor
Victor commented

@GBrough, it's funny with Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD) products,... I am a big fan of most of them, even though apparently few outside the Kulsveen/Willett family know for sure at which distilleries each of them originated. I have a bottle of Rowan's Creek, which left me cold for a long time, but became really fabulous after taking a lot of oxygen over time. If you believe Mr. Murray, there is a lot of batch variation in Rowan's Creek. Is there? I don't know, because I've only drunk from the one bottle. With sourced whiskies like the current line from KBD, we would never know from one batch to the next whether they even stayed with the source distilleries for each corresponding brand among the quite a few brands which they have...except, perhaps, by tasting.

It will be extremely interesting in the near future to see what the new whiskeys which are being distilled now at the newly re-opened KBD/Willett distillery will taste like.

6 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

I will have to try willett, i almost got a willett rye whiskey over the weekend but i went with rowans. I can't wait to see how it changes with some air time on it, everything i have heard states that there is some variation batch to batch the only thing that struck me as not fitting the profile was the mint it went oddly with the banana still it gave it a chance to cool off before the oak hit me.

6 years ago 0

@Russ
Russ commented

@Victor , I've had bottles from at least three different batches of Rowan's Creek. I'd rate all of them in the low 90s. That, of course, is no guarantee that you'll get a bottle from a good batch, but you may want to give them another try. Perhaps if you contact KBD directly, and tell them your history with Rowan's, they may point you in the direction of a great batch.

6 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@Russ, thanks for sharing your experience with Rowan's Creek. Are you buddies with the Kulsveens? Have you consulted with them in planning your distillery? I have always liked their whiskey company, even though they have been rather private with information about it.

6 years ago 0

@Russ
Russ commented

@Victor, I've not had the pleasure of meeting them. I've primarily been working with Kothe. In addition, I've had several conversations with local distillers.

6 years ago 0

@GBrough
GBrough commented

This is a good pour, next is the willett rye or Knob Creek Single Barrel or Four Roses Single barrel. Still trying to figure out how to get rid of my Angel's Envy because while it is not bad, i find it to be forgettable and that is because i started with 90-100 proofers and cant go below 90 without feeling like the drink is missing something.

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