Micro Monday Review #54 Chicken Cock Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

Distillery: Chicken Cock Whiskey Company

Proof: 90

Age: NAS (Rumored to be 2-4 Years)

Mashbill: 78% Corn, 12% Rye, & 10% Malted Barley


BACKGROUND: ChickenCock Distillery was founded in 1856 in Paris Kentucky. I.T is one of the oldest whiskeys in the world, surviving the late 1800s, the prohibition era, and was the house whiskey at the famous “The Cotton Club.” This whiskey has been backed by huge names in the jazz world including Duke Ellington.


NOSE: Chicken Cock Bourbon whiskey has a very sweet nose that is full of citrusy lemon notes, sweet corn, vanilla, and fresh summer hay. (20/25)


PALATE: A smooth creamy taste of apples, licorice, and light spice flavors of oak, and pepper. (31/40)


FINISH: The finish is very long and tasty with notes of oak, rye spice, molasses, and some burnt caramel. It is quite smooth and enjoyable but is on the drier side. (21/25)


VALUE: Chicken Cock Bourbon has a $60 SRP which is a little high for this whiskey. (7/10)


Overall: 79/100


FINAL THOUGHTS: Chicken Cock Bourbon is a very tasty bourbon whiskey that has an enjoyable dessert and candy flavor profile. We would recommend this whiskey to anyone who enjoys the sweeter whiskey notes without sacrificing for proof and a watery taste.


Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Michter's US*1 Bourbon

Similar & Equal Whiskey: Buffalo Trace

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Basil Hayden's


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Scoring Legend:

96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods

90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey

85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this

80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there

75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf

70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this

60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers

50-59: Not my cup of tea

Below 50: Give away

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