Cream of Kentucky 12.3 Year Old

Cream of Kentucky 12.3 Year Old

(0.75l, 51%)


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There’s a reason Jim Rutledge is a Bourbon legend, and Cream of Kentucky 12.3 Year Old is one of the reasons.

Whiskey legend Jim Rutledge has had a storied career. He is famous for rescuing 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 in 2018, his J. W. Rutledge Distillery 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. His own distillery in Crestwood is breaking ground this year and we’re rooting for him.

The Cream of Kentucky brand was first launched in 1888 by I. Trager & Co. in Ohio. It came and went and came again during Prohibition and was the victim of mergers and acquisition until Jim Rutledge got ahold of it — and Bourbon lovers everywhere are happy he did. 
  • Category
  • Style
    Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Kentucky
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    51%
  • Distillery
    J.W. Rutledge Distillery
  • Age
    12.3

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oak
vanilla
cinnamon
caramel
corn
toffee
spicy
cake
sugar
What does Cream of Kentucky 12.3 Year Old taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Cream of Kentucky 12.3 Year Old 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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The temperatures of American warehouses are much higher, so the pace of maturation is much quicker for Bourbons than for Scotch Whiskies

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Brilliant Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Creamy caramel and toffee notes dominate the nose, followed by the scent of warm spice cake.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The rich flavor profile builds upon the classic aromas with more warm oak, vanilla, cinnamon, and caramel corn.

Finish
The finish is long, rich, and smooth.
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