Cream of Kentucky 11.5 Year Old

Cream of Kentucky 11.5 Year Old

(0.75l, 51%)

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A high-quality revitalization of a historic Bourbon, perfectly composed and aged 11.5 years.
Whiskey legend Jim Rutledge has had a storied career. He is famous for rescuing the Four Roses from bottom-shelf oblivion by bringing quality and integrity back to the brand after Diageo sold it to Kirin. Well, Jim “retired” a few years ago, but he had been hinting on a few private projects that he was working on. Word began to spread late last year when eagle-eyed fans spotted his application for label approval at the US Treasury office (responsible for liquor taxation). Soon after, his website went live and he has launched a trio of products so far: High Plains Whiskey, J. W. Rutledge Whiskey, and a revitalization of the famous Cream of Kentucky brand.
The label “Cream of Kentucky” was first used for premium Bourbon in 1888. That operator closed when Prohibition took effect. It was reintroduced after Prohibition by the Schenley Company and did rather well for a while. But the “Whiskey Recession” of the 1960s shuttered the brand once again. Jim Rutledge has resurrected the brand with a focus on quality, delivering an 11.5 year old Straight Bourbon served at a powerful 51% ABV. Jim is very open that the Spirit for this release was sourced, and there is an agreement that the distillery remain anonymous. But the paperwork and educated speculation suggest Kentucky Artisan Distillery (makers of Jefferson’s). 
Smartass corner:
Back during its hay-day, the famous American artist Normal Rockwell painted ads for Cream of Kentucky.
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    J.W. Rutledge Distillery
  • Age
    11 Year Old

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toasted oak
What does Cream of Kentucky 11.5 Year Old taste like?

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Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Deep Amber
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Classic Bourbon aromas permeate with notes of vanilla, toasted oak, and English toffee.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is full-bodied and follows the nose with the addition of chewy caramel and cherry creams.
The finish is long and savory.
Ratings & Reviews
Very smooth from start to finish.
Really good smooth taste. a little sweet.
I was shipped the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream by mistake and have had very followed up on resolving the situation
A bit overpriced but a solid bourbon. Very smooth.
overtly sweet, in-your-face fruity, and not nearly enough depth or complexity (wood, tobacco, or leather) to warrant the price at all.
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