The Great Comeback

The Famous Old Brand's Triumphant Return

Chicken Cock Whiskey has been resurrected, because good spirits never go out of style. With a rich 160-year-old history and a splash of modernization, the products we’ve created are an unsurpassable collection of heritage whiskies.

“It’s rare that I find a bourbon hard to put down these days, but this is a killer that fits the description…”

About Chicken Cock

Chicken Cock Eternal

While Chicken Cock may have taken a sabbatical, James A. Miller’s Chicken Cock legacy was never forgotten. Grain & Barrel Spirits has revived this historic brand and has given new life to The Famous Old Brand while maintaining the quality and legitimacy of the product.

The House Whiskey at The Cotton Club

The Cotton Club, located in Harlem at 142nd St. and Lenox Avenue, featured Chicken Cock as their house whiskey. The Cotton Club was one of the most famous speakeasies in history and hosted some of the jazz era’s most prominent musicians.

The Flavor Profile

Distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky, Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a rich, elegant mahogany color and a nose that’s a nice balance of oak and sweet notes with dried fruit, caramel, and vanilla.

Beer Barrel Select

In the Summer of 2018, we bottled twelve barrels of our award-winning 10 Year Old Double Barrel Bourbon.  We then gave six of those barrels to our friends at Goodwood Brewing in Louisville to finish their delicious Walnut Brown Ale.

Current Staples

Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky, Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a rich, elegant mahogany hue; a nose which balances oak tones with sweet notes of dried fruit, caramel, and vanilla; and a palate that opens with soft tannins. A creamy, almost buttery mouthfeel is complemented by butterscotch notes and toasted oak, resolving with a vanilla finish. At 90 proof, there is a slight, welcome bourbon heat. The bourbon is bottled in a replica of the Prohibition-era Chicken Cock bottle.

90 Proof (45% alc.)

100% distilled, aged, and
bottled in Kentucky

Kentucky Straight Rye

The first Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye in over 70 years is available for purchase as of March '20.

90 Proof (45% alc.)

100% distilled, aged, and
bottled in Kentucky

Upcoming Limited Release

Ryeteous Blonde Beer Barrel

For our second beer barrel finish release, we collaborated again with our friends at Goodwood Brewing in Louisville. Bourbon was the star of the first release, this time around Rye takes center stage. Goodwood used original Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon barrels to finish their delicious Blonde Ale. When they were done, we took those barrels back and filled them with our Kentucky Straight Rye. The result is a delicious marriage of sweet bourbon flavor and rye spiciness, with notes of hops. Coming March 2020.

6 Barrel Batch

90 Proof (45% alc.)

100% distilled, aged, and
bottled in Kentucky

Previous Limited Releases

In the Summer of 2019, we bottled twelve barrels of our award-winning 10 Year Old Double Barrel Bourbon.  We then gave six of those barrels to our friends at Goodwood Brewing in Louisville to finish their delicious Walnut Brown Ale.

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Price: $80.00
Barrels/Batches: 6
Bottles: 1,800
Proof: 90 (45% alc/vol)
Distilled: Kentucky
Age: Blend of Kentucky Bourbon aged up to 11.5 years
Finished: Walnut Brown Ale barrels

Chicken Cock Double Barrel Bourbon is our most unique and special limited release. Our Master Distiller selected twelve barrels of this spectacular 10-year-old bourbon, marrying two barrels at a time to create, a truly small batch bourbon.

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Price: $250.00
Barrels/Batches:
 12/6
Bottles: 1,980
Proof: 104 (52% alc/vol)
Mash Bill: 70% Corn, 21% Rye, 9% Malted Barley
Char Levels: #4 on Staves, #2 on Heads
Distilled: Lawrenceburg, IN (2008)
Aged & Bottled: Owensboro, KY

In celebration of our 160th anniversary we decided to release this limited edition eight year old bourbon from thirty very special, hand-selected barrels. Bottled in a rebirth of one of our Prohibition-era bottles one barrel at a time.

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Price: $100.00
Barrels Released:
 30
Mash Bill: 70% Corn, 21% Rye, 9% Malted Barley
Char Levels: #4 on Staves, #2 on Heads
Distilled: Lawrenceburg, IN (2008)
Aged & Bottled: Owensboro, KY

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL Winner at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

PLATINUM at 2017 consumer-judged SIP Awards

94 POINTS 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge

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From the Blog

Chicken Cock Whiskey launches anchor expression

In the summer of 2018, we bottled 12 barrels of our award-winning 10 Year Old Double Barrel Bourbon. We then gave 6 of those barrels to our friends at Goodwood Brewing in Louisville to finished their delicious Walnut Brown Ale.

Our Third Limited Run Bourbon: Beer Barrel Select

Following in the footsteps of two award-winning limited releases — the 160th Anniversary 8-Year-Old Single Barrel Bourbon and 10-Year-Old Double Barrel Bourbon — Chicken Cock Whiskey has now released 1,800 bottles of Beer Barrel Select, a blend of 1.5-11.5 year old Kentucky Bourbons finished in Walnut Brown Ale barrels.

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