Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon

(0.75l, 45%)


7/10
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$61.99
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A Straight Bourbon from Chicken Cock that is 100% made in Kentucky and 100% delicious.

The Chicken Cock brand goes all the way back to 1856 in Paris, Kentucky. It was a fairly successful Bourbon in its day, but things REALLY took off during Prohibition when the owners moved production to Canada and took the innovative step of packaging their hooch in tin cans to hide it from Johnny Law. In the 1950’s the Chicken Cock Distillery burned down, but liquor wonder-kind and serial entrepreneur Matti Anttila of Grain & Spirits bought the brand in 2012 and released their revitalized line of Whiskey in 2017. And things have gone very very well. So well, that in 2018 they entered into a collaborative distilling agreement with Bardstown Bourbon Co. — a powerhouse — to help them keep up with burgeoning demand.

One of the interesting things about Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon is that it feels like a return to the roots of the brand. It’s currently 100% distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky, just 76 miles from the original distillery site — the G. G. White Distillery — in Paris, Kentucky, where Chicken Cock was made back in the day. This Straight Bourbon is designed to follow in those footsteps with pride. And to make certain that you can taste all that hard work, it’s bottled at 45% ABV without unnecessary filtration.

Smartass Corner:
During Prohibition, those famous "tin cans" of Chicken Cock Whiskey were smuggled into Manhattan where they were reportedly the house Whiskey at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem where Jazz greats like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong entertained the crowds.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Grain & Spirits
  • Age
    NAS

Flavor Spiral™

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caramel
corn
butterscotch
toasted oak
pepper
slightly sweet
woody
dried cherry
vanilla
What does Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Mahogany

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma opens with soft wood tones before hint of dried cherries, vanilla, and caramel.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate has a creamy mouth-feel with notes of caramel-corn, plenty of butterscotch, toasted oak, mueslix, and a dash of pepper.

Finish
The finish is medium-to-long, lightly sweet, and dry.

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Ratings & Reviews
Richard
Richard,
Smooth and sweet. Nice finish.
 
Charles
Charles,
Smooth
 
Jason
Jason,
Really enjoyed it!
 
Jason
Jason,
Complex flavor, spicier that I expected and pretty sweet. Wish it was a bit smoother.
 
Zach
Zach,
Not good taste at all
 
Cloyd
Cloyd,
Fruity and sweet, but with a stronger alcohol burn than I expected for a 45% bourbon. Much better with a light splash of water and ice.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Hilarious name, great drink all around.
 
Dawn
Dawn,
Delicious!
 
Terry
Terry,
Alcohol comes through the end. Butterscotch and vanilla.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Great
 
Amber
Amber,
Solid bourbon, super tasty- high proof. if you can get your hands on a bottle - do it.
 
Gabriela
Gabriela,
Perfumed, lovely end to the advent calendar. What a great month it has been :)
 
Levi
Levi,
Smooth and delicious
 
Louise
Louise,
Yummy! Packs a bourbon wallop but ends with a butterscotch aftertaste that smoothes it out.
 
Lawrence
Lawrence,
Not a bourbon fan. Oak. Pepper. Hiccups
 
Barbara
Barbara,
My favorite of the 2020 Advent Calendar . Nice sweet nose of caramel & Cherry. Nice lingering palate of fruit with a hint of spice. Lovely to sip with a good book & fire. Definitely will add to my bar!!!
 
Neil
Neil,
It's fine but I would only pay like 40 bucks a bottle not almost 70.
 
Ron
Ron,
Really liked the Breckinridge sample, very smooth. Saved a taste for my buddy.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Advent #22. Not sure if it’s the pepper or the high proof but it was a bit much and overwhelmed more of the flavors than I would have liked.
 
Sean
Sean,
Solid bourbon
 
David
David,
Ok whiskey. Not much flavor compared to spicy taste
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Mild and slightly sweet. Easy to drink with a mild fruit aftertaste.
 
William
William,
This was my favorite in the Advent Calendar (awesome purchase, that calendar!). If there had been a bottle available here at Flaviar, I would have purchased it.
 
Frank
Frank,
(Advent 2020, #22) In the nose I get some caramel, vanilla, and maybe some corn. Tasting it you get the sweet caramel and vanilla notes with some oakiness. A nice, long finish. Great classic bourbon, one to add to my bar.
 
Martha
Martha,
Delicious
 
Skip
Skip,
Caramel and butterscotch - oak and slightly sweet. This won and "instant buy" after the 2020 Advent Calendar. This was one of the few that I wished had more.
 
Ben
Ben,
Bubble gum, sweet and a little spice. Really enjoyed this one
 
Tracy
Tracy,
A little more burn than I like, but a nice mix of caramel and corn with pepper in the finish.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Sweet, oaky, bold. Great nose, solid corn whiskey, with some pepper and cherry in the albeit short finish. 90 Proof gives the extra bite that keeps it from being too syrupy sweet. Add some Woodford Reserve spiced cherry bitters and skip the Simple Syrup for a light Cherry Cola-inspired Old Fashioned.
 
Todd
Todd,
A little sweet but also some pepper. Not bad but not spectacular.
 
Michele
Michele,
We liked it in general but the finish just fades.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Sweet nose and sweet first sip, but there's a little spicy on the end of that. Pretty smooth, corny flavor. I often read flavors different than on the spiral, but this one was dead on for me.
 
Paul
Paul,
Sugar and burn on the front. The slightly higher proof leaves my tongue a bit numb.
 
Jason
Jason,
Caramel, a little pepper. Not bad, until an odd lingering unpleasant finish.
 
Dustin
Dustin,
Definitely sweet with faint oak and cherry notes on the finish. Slight medicine/chemical says as well. I think it reminds me of Makers Mark but with more character
 
Mike
Mike,
A lot of caramel with a bit of spice at the end. Very smooth. An enjoyable approachable bourbon.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Advent Day 22 - Caramel forward nose with a hint of cherry, butterscotch on the palate, and a vanilla finish with notes of pepper. One of the better Bourbons I enjoyed recently.
 
James
James,
Overall, an average bourbon dominated by initial sweetness, mild spice and corn on the finish.
 
Derek
Derek,
Caramel on the nose. A balanced sweetness on the palate with cherry on the finish after a somewhat spicy kick. A single drop of water really brought out the corn and cherry on both the nose and palate, along with a slight hint of wood. Different enough to be interesting but perhaps at a lower price point.
 
Brady
Brady,
Not good, I don’t think this would even make a well selection for most restaurants or bars. No character, just straight alcohol.
 
Bob
Bob,
Flaviar Advent sampler day 22. I'm no longer as big a bourbon fan as I was when I was younger but I like this one quite a bit. I'd definitely purchase a bottle and would buy one for my bourbon-loving brother-in-law. You definitely smell the caramel and butterscotch and the pepper comes through in the taste, although it is quite smooth. The flavor is almost floral - very nice. One of the nicer selections in this sampler.
 
James
James,
Nose a bit too Smith Bros Cherry, soft and sweet on palate and tongue but late heat and dash of pepper. Flavors jumbled rather than layered. Like using spoon to stir B52 instead of using it to pour over
 
Matthew
Matthew,
This needs to spend more time in the barrel. It's not bad, but it's not terribly refined or interesting. Corn husk, vanilla and a generic sweetness on the nose. Tastes kind of like an organic cherry lozenge.
 
Adam
Adam,
I like bourbon. I’m a bourbon guy. This one leaves a lot to be desired. I can’t put my finger on it, but not the best bourbon I’ve had.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Nice nose but unappealing taste. Runs hotter than the proof, but not in a positive way.
 
Jesse
Jesse,
Nice sweetness on the sip. The pepper following is a bit strong but I like the flavor
 
Kent
Kent,
Advent #22. This is a very nice bourbon with a pepper bite nestled between sweet flavors.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Advent #22- nice smell but dull taste
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Advent 2020 #22 - a little anti-septic tasting, long lasting warmth. Fairly smooth but just can't get over the hospital chemical taste.
 
Todd
Todd,
Extremely palatable, was very impressed. Rivals popular higher end bourbons.
 
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