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The Cream of Kentucky brand was originally introduced in 1888 by I. Trager & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. Just before the end of Prohibition, the brand was acquired by the famous Schenley Company and subsequently re-introduced in 1934. Through the 1930s and 1940s Cream of Kentucky grew to become one of the leading bourbon brands. The brand Cream of Kentucky is now owned by J.W. Rutledge. Jim Rutledge is the former Four Roses Master Distiller and recently purchased a limited supply of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey he feels is worthy of the rebirth of Cream of Kentucky Bourbon as a premium whiskey.


This is a 100% rye whiskey that is estate-grown, distilled, aged, and bottled by the Kentucky Artisan Distillery in Crestwood Kentucky. The primary grain is Rymin rye with a small percentage of malted rye. This batch is 50-60 barrels.

Brand Tasting Notes: The nose has spearmint, cinnamon, brown sugar, black pepper, light cayenne pepper, floral, light fruitiness (raisins and plums), and a hint of pipe tobacco. The palate presents cinnamon, black pepper, anise, and a mellow medium finish with notes of black pepper, cayenne pepper, allspice, and light raisin.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryCream of Kentucky
  • StyleRye Whiskey
  • RegionKentucky
  • Age7.5
  • ABV50%
  • Country of OriginUSA
  • Cask StrengthNo
  • Cask TypeNew Charred American Oak
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