Our Whiskey

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Distilled, Aged, and Bottled in Bardstown, Kentucky

There’s a lot going on inside that barrel.

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.

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Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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

$59.99

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Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

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.

$59.99

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Small Batch

Matured to the peak of perfection, Chicken Cock Whiskey's Small Batch Bourbon explores the nuanced flavors in our Kentucky Straight Bourbon by combining a truly small number of casks.

$69.99

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Double Oak Kentucky Whiskey

You can't have great whiskey without great wood. That is why we aged our 8-year-old whiskey in American oak barrels twice. This process allows us to extract all of the great flavor within the oak to create a robust and interesting sipper.

$99.99

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Editor’s Choice Bundle

Our Editor’s Choice Selections including our Award Winning Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and our award-winning Double Oak.

$199.99

Annual Tin Release
20 Year Old Cotton Club Rye

Originally established in Paris, Kentucky in 1856, Chicken Cock was forced to move production up to Canada during Prohibition. The Canadian Rye whiskey produced during that period was then smuggled back into the U.S. in tin cans, earning the brand the nickname, “The whiskey in a tin can."

$199.99

Limited Edition
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.

$199.99

Annual Tin 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.

$299.99

Annual Tin Release
Red Stave

Chicken Cock Whiskey Red Stave is a celebration of two iconic American industries – Kentucky bourbon and California wine. Red Stave is Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey nished in carefully selected J. Wilkes Petite Sirah barrels that will entice the senses for whiskey and wine lovers alike. With over 300 years of combined whiskey and winemaking history between Chicken Cock Whiskey and J. Wilkes there is expertise and provenance in each sip.

$199.99

Single Barrel
Kevin Kisner Double Oak

Chicken Cock Whiskey is a proud partner of professional golfer Kevin Kisner. He hand selected this particular barrel of our premium eight-year-old cask strength Kentucky bourbon and enjoys the caramel notes along with the higher proof. Chicken Cock, like golf, has a long, rich history that he admires. Whether it’s golf or good whiskey, this ain’t no hobby for Kiz.

$149.99

Single Barrel
Garden & Gun Single Barrel Selection

Behold the 9-year Double Oak, a twice aged Kentucky straight whiskey and celebration of the South. With notes of steeped berries, vanilla beans, and warm baking spices, Garden & Gun’s Single Barrel Selection embodies the region’s welcoming hospitality and sporting lifestyle. More than just a robust libation, this Southern spirit compliments a life well lived.

$149.99

Single Barrel
Field Ethos Reserve Cask

The Field Ethos crew has undertaken years of sampling whiskey and have refined their palates to ensure they've hand picked only the best barrel of our premium eight-year-old cask strength Kentucky Bourbon, just for you.

$149.99

Distillery Exclusive
15 Year Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Our Distillery Exclusive collection includes special limited releases only available at Circa 1856, the home of Chicken Cock Whiskey. This 15-year-old bourbon is an absolute powerhouse that is well worth the wait.

$499.99

Distillery Exclusive
5 Year Private Cask

In 2019 we laid down a reserve of our famous Kentucky Straight Bourbon. After a 5-year rest, our master distiller hand-selected and curated each barrel for this special private cask release. Only available at Circa 1856, in Bardstown, KY.

$80.00

Single Barrel
New Orleans Bourbon Festival Reserve Cask

Hand-selected and bottled exclusively for the 2024 New Orleans Bourbon Festival, and complete with custom labeling embodying the New Orleans culture, this Reserve Cask of our Double Oak KY Whiskey was aged for 9 years in total, and bottled at barrel proof ABV.

$149.99

Single Barrel
Ampal Creative Reserve Cask

The Ampal Creative makes premium clothing and gear that take years of adventure and are built to last. Just like a fine barrel of Chicken Cock Boubon they develop character and age gracefully along the way, so it's only fitting that they've partnered with us, a brand dating back to when you could name your whiskey Chicken Cock.

$169.99

Single Barrel
Criquet Reserve Cask

Chicken Cock Whiskey partnered with Austin, Texas-based apparel brand Criquet Shirts. Criquet, like Chicken Cock, is dedicated to producing high-quality products that celebrate heritage with an effortless and timeless approach so the partnership is no surprise.

$225.00

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15 Year Old Barrel Proof Kentucky Straight Whiskey

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.

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Beer Barrel Ryeteous Blonde

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.

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Six Barrel Batch Beer Barrel Select

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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Double Barrel 10 Year Old Bourbon

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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Single Barrel 8 Year Old Bourbon

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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Revival Cycles Handbuilt Show

In partnership with Revival Cycles our master distiller handpicked a unique seven and one half year-old bourbon barrel designated for this special release at Revival's Handbuilt Show in Austin, TX. This is a barrel proof bottling allows bourbon aficionados to sample an expression at a higher proof.

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Kevin Kisner Reserve Cask

Chicken Cock Whiskey is a proud partner of professional golfer Kevin Kisner. He hand selected this particular barrel of our premium eight-year-old cask strength Kentucky bourbon and enjoys the caramel notes along with the higher proof. Chicken Cock, like golf, has a long, rich history that he admires. Whether it’s golf or good whiskey, this ain’t no hobby for Kiz.

Award Winning

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American Spirits Council of Tasters Awards

Double Gold

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

94 Points

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

DOUBLE GOLD

The South’s Best Spirits Competition

Gold Medal

Beverage Tasting Institute

95 Points

The Tasting Panel Magazine

92 Points

Ultimate Spirits Challenge

Gold Medal

International Review of Spirits

We've made a few mistakes in the past 160 years, but naming our whiskey Chicken Cock isn't one of them.

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Cocktails

While a neat pour suits our whiskey best, Chicken Cock makes these classics even bolder.

Old Fashioned
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Whiskey-Sour
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Boulevardier
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