Cream of Kentucky 13 Year Old
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery J.W Rutledge
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • pralines
  • apricot
  • cinnamon
  • bread
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • cake
  • mint
  • peach

Cream of Kentucky

13 Year Old (0.75l, 51%)
Price $210.99

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A brilliant thirteen year-old Straight Kentucky Bourbon from a living master of the genre.

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 in late 2018 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 broke ground in 2019 and we’re rooting for him.

Jim Rutledge’s Whiskey expertise is unquestioned. And he has been carefully managing the Cream of Kentucky brand because he knows that his reputation is everything and with every bottle that reputation is on the line. And you can see that attention to every detail in the oddly precise age statements that he has applied so far. So, when the Cream of Kentucky 13 bottle says thirteen years, you can bank on it. This is a sourced Spirit (stills are still being installed at Rutledge), but it is sourced exceptionally well. The distillery and mash bill are kept secret, but the palate hints at corn in the 70% - 75% range, malted barley in the 8% - 10% range, and rye making up the balance. And it is served plenty strong at 51% ABV.


Smartass Corner:
Back during the day, the famous American artist Normal Rockwell painted ads for the Cream of Kentucky brand.
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery J.W Rutledge
  • Age 13 Year Old
  • Style Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 51%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Even the aroma is smooth with layered notes of english toffee, warm spices, peach cobbler, and a dash of mint.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The oak is more present on the tongue with notes of pecan praline, sweet cornbread, apricot, and cinnamon.

Finish
The finish is long and coating with a deep warmth.
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  • pralines
  • apricot
  • cinnamon
  • bread
  • toffee
  • spicy
  • cake
  • mint
  • peach
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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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.
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.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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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.
Bourbon was declared "The Official Spirit of America" by an Act of Congress signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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.
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.
Bourbons are very high in vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
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