|Rowan´s Creek Distillery, Bardstown KY.|
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.This Bourbon takes its namesake from the creek that still runs through our distillery. Back in the late 1700’s 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. Try a sip of it, straight up in a snifter, or add a dab of branch water if you like. Either way, it’s the very best there is.
The Willett Distillery and beyond
In the beginning of 1936, the Willett Distilling Company produced its first batch of 300 bushels (~30 barrels) on March 17th, 1936.
Great efforts to restore the distillery to its original state have been ongoing for several years and are now in the final stages of completion. Upon completion of renovations, Kentucky Bourbon Distillers will welcome visitors from all over the world.
Post Civil War
Lambert Willett, son of John David, grew up in the shadow of his father, learning the art of distilling from some of the most respected men in the business at the time. Therefore, it was not unusual that Lambert Willett began his career in the Whiskey business at the early age of 15.
End of Prohibition
Located just on the outskirts of Bardstown, Kentucky, the Willett Distilling Company began construction in the Spring of 1935. The distillery was erected on a farm, purchased by Lambert Willett, father of Thompson Willett, founder of the Willett Distilling Company