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Chicken Cock has unveiled their flagship label, a Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey packaged in a charming Prohibition replica glass bottle.

The Chicken Cock brand was established in Paris, Kentucky in 1856, and later became one of the most recognizable bourbons during Prohibition. It was popularized as the house whiskey of the notorious Cotton Club, a Harlem speakeasy who hosted performers like Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. The bottles of whiskey were snuck into the speakeasy in tin cans and opened tableside for rich and famous guests looking to find a drink during a time when liquor sales were illegal.

Although the brand had a brief resurgence after the end of Prohibition in 1933, a distillery fire after WWII saw the brand disappear from shelves for decades until 2012 when it was revived by Grain and Barrel Spirits.

Previous releases from the brand include last year’s popular Chicken Cock 10-Year Double Barreled Bourbon as well as an 8-Year Straight Bourbon, both limited releases packaged in vintage-inspired embossed glass bottles with tin cup tops. The new release, Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, is bottled at a sippable 90 proof and will become the standard label for the brand among limited releases.

For the new bourbon, the brand tells us to expect “a nose which balances oak tones with sweet notes of dried fruit, caramel, and vanilla; and a palate that opens with soft tannins.” We’re also told the whiskey has a “creamy, almost buttery mouthfeel is complemented by butterscotch notes and toasted oak, resolving with a vanilla finish.”

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available now in most markets for a suggested retail price of around $60.

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