Celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month with Chicken Cock Whiskey

Celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month with Chicken Cock Whiskey

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Introduction

As we celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month, it's the perfect time to shine a spotlight on a brand that has been making waves in the whiskey world: Chicken Cock Whiskey. Known for its rich history and exceptional craftsmanship, Chicken Cock Whiskey offers a unique drinking experience that sets it apart from the rest. In this blog post, we'll delve into the story behind this iconic brand, explore the intricate process of making Chicken Cock Whiskey, provide some delicious recipes, and discuss its taste profile and recommended pairings.

About the Founders

The visionary behind Chicken Cock Whiskey is James A. Miller, a passionate entrepreneur with a deep respect for the traditions of American whiskey-making. He founded the brand with the aim of reviving the golden age of bourbon, drawing inspiration from time-honored techniques while incorporating modern innovations. Under his leadership, Chicken Cock Whiskey has not only reclaimed its rightful place in the annals of American spirits but has also garnered numerous awards, solidifying its reputation as a premium whiskey brand.

The Story Behind Chicken Cock Whiskey

Chicken Cock Whiskey is not just another brand on the shelf; it's a testament to the enduring spirit of American whiskey-making. Founded in 1856, the brand has weathered the ups and downs of history, including Prohibition, to emerge as a symbol of resilience and quality. Its rich heritage is reflected in every bottle, making it a perfect choice for those looking to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month in style.

The Making of Chicken Cock Whiskey

When it comes to the making of Chicken Cock Whiskey, no detail is too small. The brand prides itself on using only the finest ingredients, including locally sourced grains and pure, natural spring water. The distillation process is equally meticulous, employing traditional methods that have been passed down through generations.

Ingredients and Distillation Process

The primary ingredients in Chicken Cock Whiskey are corn, rye, and malted barley, which contribute to its complex flavor profile. The distillation process is carried out in copper pot stills, ensuring a smooth and refined taste. The whiskey is then aged in charred oak barrels, which impart rich, smoky notes and a beautiful amber hue.

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon is a premium American whiskey steeped in tradition, originating from one of the oldest registered distilleries in the United States. Known for its rich, full-bodied flavor profile, this bourbon showcases notes of caramel, vanilla, and oak, providing a smooth and balanced drinking experience. It's often enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as a foundational element in classic cocktails, making it a versatile choice for whiskey aficionados and newcomers alike.

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye

Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye is a distinguished American rye whiskey celebrated for its bold, spicy character and complex flavor profile. With nuanced notes of pepper, citrus, and spices, it offers a dynamic yet balanced palate that appeals to both rye enthusiasts and those new to the category. This rye whiskey shines whether sipped neat, enjoyed on the rocks, or used as a key component in classic cocktails like the Manhattan or Old Fashioned.

Chicken Cock Whiskey Double Oak

Chicken Cock Whiskey Double Oak is a unique expression that undergoes a two-barrel aging process, amplifying its depth and complexity. This meticulous technique imbues the whiskey with rich flavors including dark chocolate and warm spices, layered over the foundational notes of caramel and vanilla. Whether sipped neat, on the rocks, or incorporated into sophisticated cocktails, Chicken Cock Whiskey Double Oak offers a memorable drinking experience characterized by its intense richness and full-bodied profile.

Cock of the Walk

Cock of the Walk is a robust, yet balanced cocktail featuring Chicken Cock Double Oak Whiskey. The drink is elegantly elevated by the herbal notes of Amaro and complemented by Demerara syrup and Angostura bitters, making for a sophisticated, gentlemanly concoction.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Chicken Cock Double Oak Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz Amaro Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Demerara Syrup
  • 0.25 oz Angostura Bitters

Glass:

Double Old Fashioned

Garnish:

1 Expressed Orange Peel, 2 Brandied Cherries

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice.
  2. Stir thoroughly until well chilled.
  3. Place one large ice cube in a double old fashioned glass and strain contents over the cube.
  4. Garnish with a large orange peel, expressed and twisted, and two brandied cherries.

The Roasted Rooster

The Roasted Rooster offers a whimsical yet refined experience. Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey forms the base, with toasted marshmallow syrup adding a playful sweetness. A touch of chocolate bitters elevates the cocktail to a whole new level of indulgence.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 0.5 oz Toasted Marshmallow Syrup
  • 0.25 oz Chocolate Bitters

Glass:

Rocks

Garnish:

3-4 Mini Marshmallows

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass over ice and stir until chilled.
  2. Strain into a rocks glass with one large cube.
  3. Put 3-4 mini marshmallows onto a toothpick, and lightly toast with a butane lighter for garnish.

Simple Syrup Recipe

  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  1. On a low simmer, add both water and sugar to a pan.
  2. Place marshmallows onto broiler for 2 minutes and flip.
  3. Once marshmallows have broken down after 2 minutes, add to pan with sugar and water.
  4. Stir to dissolve.
  5. Once blended, let stand to cool down, then pour into a squeeze bottle and place in fridge to thicken.

Big Apple Chicken

The Big Apple Chicken is a bold blend of Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey and apple brandy. Sweet vermouth adds complexity while brandied cherry syrup rounds out the flavors, offering a tantalizing cocktail that's as big and spirited as the city it's named after.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz Apple Brandy
  • 0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.5 oz Brandied Cherry Syrup

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

3 Brandied Cherries

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass and add ice.
  2. Stir thoroughly until well chilled.
  3. Strain over ice into a Coupe glass and garnish with three brandied cherries on a skewer or pick.

Chicken or the Egg

The Chicken or the Egg cocktail is a delightful paradox of flavors. Made with Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and Cointreau, it strikes a balance between tart lemon juice and sweet honey water. A frothy finish comes from egg white, rounded out by a dash of orange bitters.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
  • 0.75 oz Cointreau
  • 0.5 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 0.5 oz Lemon Juice
  • 0.5 oz Honey Water
  • 0.5 oz Egg White
  • 0.25 oz Orange Bitters

Glass:

Coupe

Garnish:

1 Expressed Orange Peel

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a shaker tin, combine ingredients with no ice and dry shake carefully for ten seconds. The egg white will expand and cause the tin to separate if over shaken.
  2. Fill the tin with ice and shake vigorously for ten to fifteen seconds.
  3. Strain through a screen into a coupe glass and garnish with one large orange peel, expressed and twisted.

BBC

The BBC cocktail is simplicity at its best. Combining Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey with maple syrup and lemon juice, it's a straightforward yet captivating drink that's perfect for those seeking uncomplicated quality.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 oz Chicken Cock Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1 oz Maple Syrup
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

Glass:

Double Old Fashioned

Garnish:

1 Large Blackberry, 1 Sprig of Slapped Mint

Steps:

Preparation time without the Barsys Coaster 3 - 5 minutes

  1. In a shaker tin, combine whiskey, syrup, juice, and two large blackberries.
  2. Add ice and shake hard to muddle blackberries.
  3. Strain over fresh ice in a double old fashioned glass and garnish with a large blackberry and a sprig of slapped mint.

Taste Profile and Recommended Pairings

Chicken Cock Whiskey boasts a well-balanced taste profile that features notes of caramel, vanilla, and a hint of spice. The finish is long and satisfying, making it a versatile choice for both sipping and mixing. When it comes to pairings, Chicken Cock Whiskey pairs excellently with hearty foods like steak or barbecue, as well as sweet desserts like apple pie or chocolate cake.

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Conclusion

In honor of National Bourbon Heritage Month, Chicken Cock Whiskey stands as a shining example of American craftsmanship and tradition. Its unique story, meticulous production process, and exceptional taste make it a must-try for any whiskey enthusiast. If you're looking to enhance your celebration, we highly recommend trying the Chicken Cock Whiskey recipes, which showcase the versatility and depth of this remarkable spirit. So this month, why not raise a glass of Chicken Cock Whiskey and toast to the rich heritage of American bourbon?

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