Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye

Rye

Chicken Cock // Kentucky, USA

community rating

3.9
3 out of 5 stars
( 17 )

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye is distilled, aged and bottled in Kentucky. It was made in collaboration with Bardstown Bourbon Co. in Louisville, KY. The mash bill includes 95% rye and the whiskey is bottled without chill filtration at 90 proof.

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The Chicken Cock brand was first established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky. It was the house whiskey at The Cotton Club, a famous speakeasy in New York City during Prohibition. It was smuggled in tin cans and opened tableside. A distillery fire just after WWII closed the distillery, but in 2012, the brand was resurrected by Grain & Barrel Spirits.

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye is distilled, aged and bottled in Kentucky. It was made in collaboration with Bardstown Bourbon Co. in Louisville, KY. The mash bill includes 95% rye and the whiskey is bottled without chill filtration at 90 proof. The Chicken Cock brand was first established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky. It was the house whiskey at The Cotton Club, a famous speakeasy in New York City during Prohibition. It was smuggled in tin cans and opened tableside. A distillery fire just after WWII closed the distillery, but in 2012, the brand was resurrected by Grain & Barrel Spirits.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    45.0
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"This is a distinctly flavorful rye, combining the expected spice and vanilla notes with a distinct herbaceousness. Look for mint and sage on the palate, along with a pleasant hit of nutmeg on the finish. Those notes could make it an intriguing choice for cocktails."

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Full Bodied & Sweet

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