Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is stored in charred oak barrels. It is hand bottled at 50.05% alcohol by volume (100.1 proof). Rowan's Creek Whiskey is made and bottled by hand, in small lots, one batch at a time. This Bourbon takes its namesake from the creek that still runs through our distillery. Back in the late 1700s when John Rowan first settled around Bardstown, whiskey makin' 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 makin' is still going on. Rowan's Creek Straight Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey starts with great spicy, minty notes & when water is added; the nose makes you want to set up a tent in the woods! Bringing your nose to the glass and your olfactory is treated to caramel and vanilla layered on herbal and floral notes. The mouthfeel starts oily but finishes dry. On the palate you are treated to sweet caramel, vanilla, dusted in floral notes... finishing notes of oak and lingering spiciness. Classic caramel & vanilla notes shine on the palate with light cedar & more mint notes prevailing at the end which delivers a whiskey that's velvety smooth and super delicious. Try a sip of Rowan's Creek Bourbon, straight up in a snifter, or add a dab of branch water if you like. Enjoy!