Cream of Kentucky 12.3 Year Old
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery J.W Rutledge
  • Age 12.3
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • oak
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • corn
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • cake
  • sugar

Cream of Kentucky

12.3 Year Old (0.7l, 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 Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery J.W Rutledge
  • Age 12.3
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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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  • oak
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • caramel
  • corn
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • cake
  • sugar
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
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.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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