Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is hitting shelves soon, distilled, aged, and bottled through Bardstown Bourbon Company’s (BBCo) Collaborative Distilling Program.

BBCo’s Collaborative Distilling program allows brands like Chicken Cock to have a “home” at their distillery without the brand having to build their own. Chicken Cock Master Distiller Gregg Snyder worked closely with the team at BBCo to craft a 95% rye and 5% malted barley recipe that they aged a minimum of two years and bottled at 90 proof.

“The nose reveals a tremendous complexity of spices including pepper and cinnamon, with a hint of dryness and slight overtones of citrus and oak,” read tasting notes from the brand. “A creamy, almost buttery mouthfeel is complemented by vanilla and butterscotch, followed by a long, slow peppery finish with a hint of sweet honey.”

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye will join their bourbon as a flagship expression.

“The number one question I’m asked since resurrecting Chicken Cock Whiskey is, where can I find it?” said Matti Anttila, founder of Grain & Barrel Spirits in a press release. “In the beginning, we were limited geographically by liquid so we were forced to allocate to a small group of select markets. Now, several years into the comeback, we’re able to broaden our distribution with our two top quality, everyday expressions –first, our Kentucky Straight Bourbon and now our Kentucky Straight Rye. Both of these will be the cornerstones of the brand as it rolls out nationally throughout 2020.”

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye is hitting shelves now in FL, IL, KS, KY, MO, NY, OK, SC, and TN for a suggested retail price of around $70, with national distribution coming throughout the year. Link here to find out more about the brand.


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