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).
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!