Rowan's Creek Bourbon is one of the small-batch offerings from the Willett Distilling Company, named after the small creek that runs through the property. Being a small-batch whiskey, each release will vary ever-so-slightly, but the common elements are 12 years in barrel and bottled at a cask strength of 50.05% ABV.
Bringing your nose to the glass and your olfactory is treated to caramel and vanilla layered on herbal and floral notes. The mouthfeel starts oily but finishes dry. On the palate you are treated to sweet caramel, vanilla, dusted in floral notes... finishing notes of oak and a lingering spiciness.
(Batch 03-59, 2005) 'Beautifully balanced, like Kentucky Vintage, but more complex and with greater depth. It's also not as boldly dry as Pure Kentucky X.O. Rather, it is softer and more seductive. This is splendid bourbon! It would be a shame to adulterate this bourbon in any wayâ€”don't even think of mixing it. Find yourself a quiet moment, pour yourself a measure, and savor.'