Chicken Cock Whiskey Unveils Its First Ever Private Cask Offering

| September 27, 2022

Chicken Cock Whiskey recently announced it had released 15 barrels of its first ever Private Cask offering. Each cask contains Chicken Cock’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which has been aged for seven years.

Each barrel is unique in flavor and proof, celebrating what’s described as the evolution of Chicken Cock Whiskey over the last 150+ years. Chicken Cock’s Private Cask is available at select retailers in eight states (CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, SC, andWI), with the suggested retail price being $130 per 750 ml bottle.

“We’re thrilled to launch one of our most limited-release whiskeys in the birthplace of bourbon during National Bourbon Heritage Month,” said Matti Anttila, founder of Grain & Barrel Spirits, which owns Chicken Cock, in a prepared statement.

Chicken Cock Whiskey Private Cask

Chicken Cock Whiskey recently announced it had released 15 barrels of its first ever Private Cask offering. Each cask contains Chicken Cock’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which has been aged for seven years. (image via Grain & Barrel Spirits)

For those that don’t know the origin story of this brand, it is said that “originally established in Paris, Kentucky in 1856, Chicken Cock rose to fame as the house whiskey at The Cotton Club, one of Prohibition’s most legendary speakeasies. Chicken Cock Whiskey managed to survive prohibition by swiftly moving production around and smuggling bottles into the United States in a tin can. After Prohibition, Chicken Cock enjoyed a resurgence before a distillery fire just after World War II put it out of business.

“In 2012, Matti Anttila rediscovered the brand and set out to resurrect it to its Prohibition-era glory alongside Master Distiller Gregg Snyder. Since then, the team has introduced a flagship KY Straight Bourbon and KY Straight Rye Whiskey, made in partnership with Bardstown Bourbon Company as part of its collaborative distilling program, along with several other highly sought after limited-releases.”

Read More Whiskey News
Log Still Releasing New Monk's Road Wheated Bourbon

Drinks

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti

Nino Kilgore-Marchetti is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Whiskey Wash, an award winning whiskey lifestyle website dedicated to informing and entertaining consumers about whisk(e)y on a global level. As a whisk(e)y journalist, expert and judge he has written about the subject extensively, been interviewed in various media outlets and...