Our Whiskey

Elegant 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. The gentle flavor is a soft tannin start that finishes with delightful toasted oak lactones. As it slides down your throat, the taste evolves into a creamy, buttery sensation with butterscotch notes and a vanilla wafer finish. Just to make sure you’re giving this spirit its due respect, Chicken Cock packs a heat that lets you know its the real-deal; full-bodied and 90-proof.  In keeping with its authenticity, our bourbon is bottled in prohibition-era replica bottles modeled after the original Chicken Cock packaging.

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Private Cask

Our master distiller handpicked 15 of our best seven-year-old bourbon barrels to be designated for our premier Private Cask release. Each barrel is unique in flavor and proof, celebrating the evolution of Chicken Cock Whiskey over the last century and a half. Chicken Cock’s premier Private Cask is one the most limited bourbons we have available, and we can’t wait for you to select your own unique barrel.

  • Only 15 barrels available, all hand-selected by our master distiller.
  • Opportunity to personally select a unique barrel tailored to your customer’s particular tastes.
  • Each Barrel yields 30-35 six-pack cases.
    Premium seven-year-old cask strength Kentucky bourbon.
  • Each bottle custom labled with your store name, selected barrel number and proof.
  • Barrel proof bottling allows bourbon aficionados to sample an expression at a higher proof.

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 now available for purchase. Distilled, aged, and bottled in Kentucky, Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey has a rich caramel color with a hue of dark orange. 

90 Proof (45% alc.)

100% distilled, aged, and
bottled in Kentucky

Current Limited Release

Chanticleer

Chanticleer celebrates the long time French-American friendship dating back to the 1700's and to Paris, Kentucky where Chicken Cock was founded in 1856. Sealed in a prohibition era collectible tin, this Kentucky Straight Bourbon finished in fine French Cognac casks has vibrant notes of ripened peaches with tannic bursts of vanilla and cherry. This highly limited release will never be produced again!

112 Proof (56% ABV)

2022 LIMITED RELEASE

ISLAND ROOSTER

Island Rooster is a limited edition Kentucky Straight Rye finished in rum barrels. Inspired by a trip to the Caribbean, where roosters announce the coming day, we decided to finish 25 barrels of our Signature Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey in Caribbean rum casks. The result is a relaxing blend of spicy notes from the rye with candied molasses notes from the rum barrels. Sun and sand meets the Bluegrass state. Cheers!

• 95 PROOF (47.5% ABV)
• MASH BILL: 95% RYE AND 5% MALTED BARLEY

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Previous Limited Releases

2022 Limited Release

20 YEAR OLD COTTON CLUB RYE

This replica pre-prohibition era collectible tin honors our rich history and limited-time-only return to a period where Chicken Cock ventured north in order to carry on its tradition of bringing high quality whiskey to patrons across the country.

Our Master Distiller, Gregg Snyder, went out in search of a small selection of our very best and oldest barrels, handpicking 10 special barrels for this 15-year-old limited release. Bottled at barrel proof, this powerhouse bourbon was well worth the wait.

• Only 1,350 bottles produced
• Each collectible bottle individually numbered by hand
• Non-chill filtered
• 114 Proof (57% ABV)
• Replica Pre-prohibition Chicken Cock bottle with metal overcap
• Mash bill: 78.5% corn, 13% rye, 8.5% malted barley

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Chicken Cock-Tails

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Classic Old Fashioned

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Sazerac Cocktail

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Classic Manhattan

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