Cream of Kentucky 11.5 Year Old
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery J.W Rutledge
  • Age 11 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • toasted oak
  • cherry
  • savoury
  • toasted
  • spicy
  • nutty

Cream of Kentucky

11.5 Year Old (0.7l, 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.

 

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  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery J.W Rutledge
  • Age 11 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
 
Finish 
The finish is long and savory.
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  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • toasted oak
  • cherry
  • savoury
  • toasted
  • spicy
  • nutty
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Character Dogson
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
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