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
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    J.W. Rutledge Distillery
  • Age

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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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Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.

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.

The finish is long, rich, and smooth.
Ratings & Reviews
I haven’t yet opened my bottle, but I found for $125 on the shelf in KY.
I just bought this one at a local liquor store for $129. They also had the batch #5 "13 year" (which I already have) and the 11.5 year. There were plenty of all in stock at all at $129. So cool, because this is sort of hard to find (even at higher prices). You will not be disappointed. There was a distinct note I pulled from 12.3 year. Literally could not wait and tasted the both of them next to each other. Both are amazing for different reasons. Great find! Cheers.
Good bourbon but Flaviar has this price way too high. I just bought a bottle of this for $100 in my local store here in California. Price gouging has to stop. We all know bourbon is great but not at these prices. “Let us taste”
Good product, but $125 in stores. Come on Flaviar. You are great in so many other regards regarding education materials, but this price gouging HAS TO STOP!! This is insulting to your members who pay $300-400 per year to see these types of pricing. I'll buy into some of the BS for vault stuff--which is still a horrible rip off--but just don't offer it if you are going to quote prices such as these. This is insulting for people that truly enjoy trialing spirits :(
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