This has a wonderful soft silky texture. The pear, honey and spice notes come out on the nose and mid-palate, then hazelnuts on the finish. The higher proof on this bourbon is not apparent on the long lingering finish. D&M Tasting Notes Rowan's Creek is stored in charred oak barrels. It is hand bottled at 50.05% alc./vol. (100.1 proof). Rowan's Creek is made and bottled by hand, in small lots, one batch at a time. The Bourbon takes its namesake from the creek that still runs through the distillery. Back in the late 1700's when John Rowan first settled around Bardstown , whiskey making was the order of the day. John went on and made a name for himself as a well respected judge and statesmen. The judge is long since gone, but the creek that still bears his name is still carrying the best limestone spring water there ever was for making good Bourbon, so you know the whiskey making is still going on. Try a sip of it, straight up in a snifter, or add a dab of branch water if you like.

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