CHICKEN COCK KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON

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CHICKEN COCK KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON

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CHICKEN COCK KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON

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.

 

THE HISTORY OF THE FAMOUS OLD BRAND​

Established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky, a town tucked away in the heart of Bourbon County,

the original Chicken Cock American Whiskey rose to popularity during the 19th century.

James A. Miller built a distillery and started making Chicken Cock, a type of whiskey unique to the bluegrass region.

It was an infamous staple of prohibition-era speakeasies, like the Cotton Club, and was smuggled inside in nondescript tin cans.

Unfortunately, the original distillery where Chicken Cock was made, burned down in the 1950s.

Known as The Famous Old Brand, Chicken Cock Whiskey has now been resurrected,

because good spirits never go out of style.

Staying true to the rich 160-year-old brand identity while modernizing it just a touch,

the products we’ve created are an unsurpassable collection of heritage whiskies.

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CHICKEN COCK 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.

Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, and Fats Waller all took their turn performing at this iconic 1920s hideout.

Duke Ellington and his orchestra regularly performed on the Cotton Club’s stage, which eventually launched him

into national fame and international stardom.

As the house whiskey, Ellington recalls Chicken Cock as “good whiskey,” and even reminisces about the whiskey

that came sealed in a can in his memoir, Music is My Mistress.

“During the prohibition period, you could always buy good whiskey from somebody in the Cotton Club.

They used to have what they called Chicken Cock.

It was a bottle in a can, and the can was sealed.

It cost something like ten to fourteen dollars a pint.” ($140+ today).

—Excerpt from Music Is My Mistress, Duke Ellington

 

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