Review: Chicken Cock Master Distiller’s Pick Bourbon 15 Years Old

Review: Chicken Cock Master Distiller’s Pick Bourbon 15 Years Old

Here’s another special edition from the Chicken Cock gang, drawn from just 10 of the brand’s “best and oldest barrels.” For this 15 year old, Master Distiller Gregg Snyder offers a (sourced) Kentucky bourbon made from a mashbill of 78.5% corn, 13% rye, and 8.5% malted barley. Only 1350 bottles were produced, all at barrel proof and bottled in the classic pre-Prohibition style Chicken Cock replica glass bottle, which includes a metal overcap.

Let’s give it a whirl, shall we?

The nose is a classic example of well-aged bourbon, offering heavy, oily wood character, a thick layer of cloves and allspice, and a hint of orange peel as it opens up in glass. The palate fits hand in hand with the rich aromatics, offering a thick attack of well-aged wood chased by notes of dried figs and raisins, then a bold punch of baking spice. Chocolate hits shortly after, with a red fruit element that tempers some of the vanilla in the mix. The finish is lengthy and a bit warm (which is natural, considering the abv), as the wood takes more of a hold again along with some spice.

All told, there’s really nothing to complain about with this whiskey — except for the price, of course. Otherwise, it’s a spot-on exemplar that showcases Kentucky bourbon at its best.

114 proof.

A / $300 / chickencockwhiskey.com [BUY IT NOW FROM FROOTBAT]

Chicken Cock Master Distiller’s Pick Bourbon 15 Years Old

$300
9.5

Rating

9.5/10

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