ROWAN'S CREEK Reviews

All Rowan's Creek Reviews

Average rating: 7.8/10 (372 votes)

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Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Darrin,
Like it
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Jason,
Sweet and fruity with a bit of spice at the end. Wasn’t my favorite but still a great whiskey
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Robert,
Great value.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
David,
Great bottle - nice rich flavor.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Jared,
Notes of peach stand out to me. Very smooth and buttery feel. A great bourbon for the price.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Dan,
Better than expected, great value for the price.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Steve,
Like this and found it a little more complex than the reviews. Quick hit upon first sip--strong hot cinnamon flavor. Everyone got a Life- Saver butter rum taste throughout. Spicier than anticipated in a good way. Short finish. A bourbon to be sampled for sure.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Jared,
Fantastic bourbon! A step up from Four Roses Single Barrel in my opinion. It has a longer finish that hits the spot for me.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Ryan,
Still a good pour, but was better several years back.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Adrian,
I really enjoyed this bourbon. My wife could smell the fruit (peaches), while I could smell the wood. I have an affinity for woody smells and tastes, so I really enjoyed the roasted grains long finish! Such an easy sipper!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Brian,
Love this bourbon similar spice to a lighter rye
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Collin,
Delicious and smooth
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Rick,
Really easy drinking. I like it better than the higher-end Noah's Mill. Nice and smooth but with some complexity
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Brian,
Not my favorite. Complex flavor profile but not a smooth drink when straight compared to other high Proof whiskeys I enjoy
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Nathan,
I found this one to be a smooth and easy drink at 100 proof.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
NATHANIEL,
Good. A flavor wasn’t my favorite, but seemed well done.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
John,
Great flavors and incredibly smooth. Love the notes of peach, pecan, and caramel!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Thomas,
One of the best bourbons I've had. A little pricey but definitely a casual treat.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
John,
Smooth drinking, with honey and spice notes
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Tyler,
Really enjoyed this pour. Good long finish great over a large cube.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Chris,
Very smooth. Excellent taste
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
William,
Nice taste and long finish
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Ross,
Always reminds me of a Dewars candy from Bakersfield CA for some reason. Nutty nougat is the flavors I catch when drinking this.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Cameron,
real smooth and easy drinking
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Ron,
Very nutty, with some cherry notes, great over ice
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Brian,
A little too sweet for my taste.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Anthony,
Truly one of my favorite bourbons out there. Both my wife and I liked it so much I came back and got two more bottles. The vanilla in the profile really comes through and the warm velvety finish is a nice touch. For the price I would argue this is the best bang for the buck in the bourbon world. This is the reason Bardstown is the bourbon capital of the world.
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Trip,
Love it!
Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon
Bert,
Along with Noah Mills, one of my favorites for everyday drink
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
John,
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
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.