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Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey Review

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Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Country: USA – Kentucky
Distillery: Grain & Barrel Spirits
Type: Straight Rye (95% Rye)
Age: Min 2 (straight whiskey)
Cask: American Oak
ABV: 45%
Proof: 90
Price: $69

Nose: Herbaceous start with grapefruit zest, cloves, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon bark and cherries

Palate: Baking spices take the lead with caramel, toasted rye bread, nutmeg, allspice. There is quince like dryness.

Finish: It is very dry, black tea tannins and peppers

Chicken Cock Rye Whiskey came from unknown and made me write a review about it. I have written about the story of Chicken Cock Whiskey on my Chicken Cock Bourbon Review.

After tasting the bourbon, Chicken Cock Rye Whiskey somehow felt like a step up in complexity. Nose gives you a bunch of hard to digest spices that feel hot. However I observed a well balanced nose.

Palate is definitely lighter than I have expected but dryness elevates the impact of spice and toasted feeling. Finish also continues where the palate leaves with a tannic base and peppery touch.

For me the rye whiskey performed a step better than the bourbon. It felt somewhat richer and made to detail.

Plus I also have to admit that I like the pre-Prohibition bottle design and

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