ROWAN'S CREEK Reviews

All Rowan's Creek Reviews

Average rating: 7.9/10 (212 votes)

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Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Brendan,
Even though the flaviar profile doesn't list it, I find a lot of cinnamon on the palate, as well as a a malty playdoh-like flavor. If you're considering this bottle, I'd recommend Noah's Mill instead (both Willett family).
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
guest,
Probably one of the best bourbons for just straight sipping
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Thomas,
Interesting flavor, but not smooth and balanced profile. I've tried it both neat and on ice over several different occasions and was never impressed with this whiskey. Many other whiskeys i would grab at this price before purchasing this one again.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Jonathan,
Creamy peanuts and cinnamon with dried pears and toffee behind the initial tasting. Finish is lingering with roasted peanuts and vanilla with a slow-medium tail. Soon after the end of the American Revolutionary War, John Rowan's parents moved from Pennsylvania to the western frontier in Kentucky County. At the time, Kentucky was still considered to be part of Virginia, and was overseen by a military governor named John J. Bowman.

Rowan was raised in Bardstown, and eventually studied law under Kentucky Attorney General George Nicolas. At the age of 26, Rowan was elected to the state's constitutional convention, and eventually served in the Kentucky State Legislature and United States Senate. In his honor, a small limestone-rich creek that eventually feeds into the Kentucky River was named Rowan's Creek.

Rowan's Creek Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the slightly-younger brother of Noah's Mill Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. Much like Noah's Mill, Rowan's Creek is made by marrying together small batches of bourbon that are maturing in charred, American oak casks. The bourbons each contain unique mash bills, which provides Rowan's Creek with a distinctly layered flavor profile. After the bourbons have matured for approximately twelve years, they are brought to just over 100 proof with water from Rowan's Creek, and bottled by hand (each bottle is adorned with a label that includes a handwritten batch number).
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
James,
Caramel, vanilla, surprised it’s 100 proof. Easy drinking, but moderately complex. I’ll buy again. Want to try in a cocktail but enjoyed neat.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
George,
Smooth for a 90 proof—would never have pegged it for 100. Caramel and hazelnut dominate, but unremarkable finish compared to others at this pricepoint.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Chase,
The perfect bourbon. Try it.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Justin,
Got this for my Grandad.. He’s a 91 year old, Oklahoma wildcatter who used to bootleg into the dry counties during the 30s and 40s. His favorite bourbon, W.L. Wellers 12 Year Aged. He’s pretty picky. I asked him what he thought and he said, “it was really good”, which if you knew my Grandad, that’s the equivalent of him singing the praise of this whiskey. Haven’t tried it myself but, if he likes it, I know I would.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Steven,
Smooth and a good flavor. A great find!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Mark,
Very smooth and a little sweet. Carmel and vanilla flavor...
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Erik,
A little strong rye on the nose for a bourbon, but less aggressive in the flavor profile. Smooth and tasty, but I disagree with other reviewers that i's similar to 4 Roses or Buffalo Trace.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Tim,
Very similar to buffalo and four roses single. Great flavor
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
John,
Great flavors and incredibly smooth. Love the notes of peach and caramel!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Deven,
Not my type but it’s good quality
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Robert,
Lingering mint
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
guest,
Very smooth!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Erik,
This is my desert island bourbon.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Ken,
One of my go-to favorites.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Timothy,
Aromatics: oak with burnt brown sugar overtones, peanut brittle, a form of mint, perhaps wintergreen or eucalyptus. . Taste: minimal heat for 50.1% with more lightly caramelized peanut brittle Finish: a little cinnamon spice with more softly sweet oak notes and Cracker Jack peanuts. This Bourbon from the Willet Family of fine juice is absolutely good. It will remain a bar staple for sure. Now I can’t wait to try Noah’s Mill!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Sam,
Love this bourbon and I am usually a scotch guy
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Bret,
Loved this bourbon! Was recommended by a friend. After the Buffalo Trace line of about anything this comes in a very close second.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Brian,
This one grew on me. At first, I liked it but not so much so to call it a go to Bourbon but rather a nice one to have a glass now and then. We'll over the last couple of weeks I have learned a greater appreciation for it especially over ice. I'll definitely be getting another bottle.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Thomas,
This is another fantastic whiskey by the Willett folks. It’s the “everyday whiskey”. Caramel, oak, spice, mint, a bit of bite, and a mouthy finish. A cube brings out a lot of fruit but I prefer it neat. Its got a lot of flavor, pretty unique, and could catch you off guard. Ignore those worthless “good, smooth” reviews.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Brian,
Only two glasses in, one neat and one over ice. Neat was a little rough for me. You start a little sweet then I was hit with the spice. It was a touch too strong for my taste. The finish had a respectable hang time. It smoothed out a bit over ice and opened up the flavors. I'm interested to see what another glass will bring.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Patrick,
It has a little bite, but relatively smooth for a bourbon. Mint is prevalent. My new favorite.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Scott,
Very smooth. Unique flavor. Easy drinker.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Katie,
This bourbon was average. Tasted a little too much like moonshine for my liking. A little overpriced for the quality in my opinion.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Jernique,
Very good! I like the caramel taste on my tongue and the lingering taste of the alcohol.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Matt,
Very smooth, even at 100 proof, definitely no water needed to bring out the flavors.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Scott,
Love it. Smooth with a bit of a cinnamon finish
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Jimmy,
Outstanding in every way!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Josh,
Wish I could give it a 7.5. Took a half a bottle to warm up to, but the well-rounded sweet heat here is delicious.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Luke,
Nose: Cereal grains, cherries, and some sweetness Taste: Sweet, hint of maple, oaky, some rye spice though the middle, lingering pleasant oily aftertaste
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
MC,
One of my absolute favorites
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
guest,
Just good sweet bourbon
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Matthew,
Similar to Noah's Mill but not as smooth. Opens up over time but better with a bit of ice to take some of the rough away.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Vincent,
Fantastic bourbon! Flavorful on the palate with hints of vanilla, caramel, and wood. Very smooth! Not a traditional brand, but well worth seeking out for your collection and casual drink. Best neat or on the rocks. Don’t mix this with other flavors; it stands extremely well on its own!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Burton,
Distinctive flavor profile that is nutty, woody, and vanilla. This rose to the top of the pile in a blind tasting for me. I always keep a bottle in the collection.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Jeff,
Outstanding Solid and balanced Try this one
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Thomas,
Great all around bourbon. Lots of oaky flavor. Not overpowering.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Blake,
Spicy, sweet, strong!! Love this stuff.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Andrew,
Really solid, sweet, light mouth coat afterward and a nice subtle burn on account of the proof. Solid offering from Willett—think a low(-er) proof version of Noah's Mill.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Billy,
Sweet nose..stays with you... good stuff