The bourbon sample used for this review was provided to us at no cost, courtesy of the respective company.

First established in 1856 in Paris, Kentucky, the Chicken Cock brand rose to fame in the 19th century.

Unfortunately, the original distillery where Chicken Cock was made burned down in the 1950s, causing a decades-long pause for the once-great brand.

But, like another bird, “The Phoenix,” that rose from the ashes, Chicken Cock has done the same and has become a force within the whiskey sector.

REVIEW:

I am a sucker for an excellent double oak. So I was excited to try Chicken Cock’s version. This aged eight-year-old whiskey comes in at 92 proof.

With most double oak editions, chocolate is the prevalent flavor, but tastes of caramel and vanilla creep through.

I can only describe it as biting into a chocolate-covered waffle cone with vanilla ice cream. That sounds weird, but I am not saying it’s a dessert, just what it reminds me of at first taste.

The finish is delicate and balanced, with a touch more viscosity than others within the same category. Cinnamon hits the back of your throat, which is surprising since I could not detect it in the aroma. If you can find this whiskey, buy two.

This whiskey receives 4/5 Barrels.

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