Chicken Cock Rum Barrel Rye

Chicken Cock has released a new limited-edition Island Rooster Rum Barrel Rye. The new expression starts with Chicken Cock’s Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and is finished in Caribbean rum casks for at least six months. Island Rooster has a 95% rye and 5% malted barley mash bill, which is bottled at 95 proof (47.5% ABV).

“Summer is the ideal season for Chicken Cock to take traditional indoor whiskey drinking occasions outside and Island Rooster’s rum barrel finish makes this a whiskey you’ll want to throw in your pack as you head outdoors,” said Matti Anttila, founder of Grain & Barrel Spirits, which owns Chicken Cock.

The company released tasting notes, listed below:

  • Appearance: dark Amber in color
  • Aroma: an array of spices, pepper, with a hint of rye grassiness and sweet molasses with oak overtones
  • Flavor: spices, vanilla, butterscotch and pepper, with a hint of rum sweetness
  • Finish: very long with predominant rye characteristics

Island Rooster is available for the suggested retail price of $199.99 per 750-ml. bottle online on Chicken Cock’s website, via Reserve Bar, or at retailers in CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, NY, SC, TN, TX and WI.

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