Finally got around to having some of the Rowan's Creek last night. I must say that I can see why so many people talk highly of this bourbon and I'm quite sad that I haven't found it around here, but luckily I can get it in Baton Rouge when I visit my little bro. Image: http://www.drinkhacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/rowans-creek-bourbon-whiskey.jpg
Nose: Sweet vanilla, pear, butterscotch, caramel
Taste: Starts with a little burn due to the high alcohol content then has the sweeter notes of sweet corn, caramel and vanilla and finally the oakiness with a spiciness of cinnamon and pepper.
Finish: Moderate but not terribly long. The oakiness is the main thing that lingers.
Overall, I was really impressed with this bourbon at the price point. Some of my fellow bourbon drinkers here were also very impressed and saddened that they couldn't go buy a bottle here. Highly recommended
For a little extra, here's the most recent pic of the whiskey collection. Now that the ex is moved out, there's more room for whiskey without all her stuff