I didn’t expect to be posting anything this week since the Pretty Little Wife and I are on vacation in (mostly) sunny Mexico, but I have a few minutes while she’s getting ready for dinner…
As with many all-inclusive resorts on the Mayan Riviera, ours offers all the booze you can drink. However, as one might expect, their whiskey selection is somewhat lacking in our beloved bourbon. The only legal bourbon they pour is Jim Beam. They also have Jack Daniels, which is nearly bourbon. Outside of that, it’s Crown and Johnny Walker. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like they’re pouring rotgut whiskey, they just don’t have much in the way of top shelf American whiskey.
Luckily, our friends Marathon Kurt (he was at the bottom shelf blind tasting) and his lovely wife (nickname pending) are here as well and they brought a bottle of Rowan’s Creek. It’s a 12 year old, 101 proof small batch from KBD (you remember the Kulsveen family).
Maybe it’s the mojitos talking, but Rowan’s Creek is a seriously good bourbon. It’s spicy, smoky, and warm. If you decide to treat yourself to a bottle, you can thank me when I return to the states.