Strength: 50% ABV (100 proof)
Notes: 72% Corn, 15% Barley, 13% Rye.; Fully-charred barrels, 6 -7 year old whiskey.
Description: Rowan's Creek is made by the Willet family owned and operated distillery. Established in 1936, Willet distillery is called the "Big daddy of Bourbon and rye bottling".
Master Distiller, Drew Kulsveen creates this amazingly complex, small batch bourbon aged a minimum of 6 years.
Your olfactory glands are treated to caramel and vanilla layered on herbal and floral notes. The mouthfeel starts surprisingly smooth and silky but finishes dry. On the palate you are treated to sweet caramel, vanilla, smoke and a dusting fruit cake. A quick touch of heat before rounding out with notes of oak and mulled spices.
Bourbon Definition: The rules of Straight Bourbon: It must be made with a grain mixture (known as a mash bill) that is a minimum of 51% corn; aged a minimum of two years in charred new oak ( if it is older than 2 years, but younger than 4 years, it must contain an age statement reflecting the youngest bourbon in the bottle). Finally, straight bourbon must be bottled at a minimum of 40% alcohol (80 proof) and contain no added colourings or flavourings.