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Rowan's Creek Bourbon

Big Syrup and Cool Spice

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@vanPeltReview by @vanPelt

20th Jun 2013


Rowan's Creek Bourbon
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
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Nose: The dominant impression is of burnt (ashy) dark caramel with a sturdy minty accent of rye. With repeated breathing you can spot supporting elements of oak smoothened by banana (acetone) and vanilla.

Palate: Big brown syrup moistens the mouth..., with a brief trail of pepper & ash, until mounds of luscious vanilla surge in. But these can't forever disguise that fragrant minty rye-like tone, which eventually expresses its spice more like wood chips.

Finish: Vanilla comes back; becomes minty rye and oak, lasting long with a smidgen of citrus sourness.

Great balance and character, especially if you like that rye effect (in general, mint does not especially call to me). The flavors are bold and tasty-- and without a disturbance of sour or bitter (until the late finish). To repeat: balanced yet with character.

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