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Cream of Kentucky Bottled in Bond Straight Rye Whiskey

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The Cream of Kentucky brand was originally introduced in 1888 by I. Trager & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Just prior to the end of Prohibition, the brand was acquired by the famed Schenley Company and subsequently re-introduced in 1934.

Shortly after the Schenley’s took over the company is when their reputation began to build, becoming one of the leading Bourbon brands of the 1930s and 1940s. They even had renowned artist Norman Rockwell doing most of the award-winning artwork for the brand during its heyday. After a bit of a lull, Cream of Kentucky was revived by possibly the single-best person who could have joined the project. With Jim Rutledge at the helm of the J.W. Rutledge owned Distillery, the last few years especially has returned this once great brand firmly back into the spotlight.

The Cream of Kentucky Bottled in Bond Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey is a 100% Rymin rye “estate” grown, distilled, aged and bottled at Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood, Kentucky. This bottled-in-bond edition a pretty rare bottling that is only limited to about 70 barrels. of total production, making it a one-of-a-kind release for Cream of Kentucky.

Original price was: $175.00.Current price is: $145.00.

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This is a gorgeous and pretty rare offering from Cream of Kentucky and their legendary Master Distiller, Jim Rutledge. It’s a 100 Proof bottling that’s at least four years old and made from 100% Rymin Rye Grain. It’s got a warm, inviting nose of caramel and brown sugar, nutmeg and a hint of orange zest with a spicy mouthful of dried fruits, cedar, caramel, and cocoa. This is a smooth and seamless blend with a creamy mouthful that leaves notes of spicy Mexican chocolate thru the long finish.

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