Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dusty Thursday: Cream of Kentucky Bourbon

Cream of Kentucky was a bourbon brand owned by the Schenley Company which owned a number of distilleries. Based on the Frankfort address on the bottle (it actually lists three cities, but the back label shows that it was distilled in Kentucky), it was likely distilled at the George T. Stagg/Ancient Age Distillery, now Buffalo Trace, which was owned by Schenley at the time. It appears to be from the 1970s or late 1960s.

Cream of Kentucky Bourbon, 40% abv

This has a nice nose with plenty of old bourbon style candy notes. The palate has a nice richness to it with burnt caramel notes and just a bit of spice, though it turns a bit dull before fading without much more than a slightly woody finish. Still, pretty good stuff.


tmckenzie said...

Sounds tasty, got to add one to my collection. My fathers last years were spent in a nursing home. His roomate was an old man we all called hobo. When Daddy would get in bad shape, hobo, who was a little touched in the head would pull me to the side and say, you know what? All TE needs is a half a pint of cream of kentucky, that will fix him right up.

WTK said...

Sku, a question for you about aging. Your bottle looks half drained-I wonder if it's been open for a long time, or just recently opened? My curiosity is about how long it will hold it's flavor once opened? I never can get enough data on that subject. Thanks!

sku said...

WTK, if you haven't seen it, you should check out my post on Whiskey, Age and Oxygen. It should answer some of your questions.

Greg said...

I have the same bottle in the bunker and a pint bottle open on the bar. Even at 80 proof, it's a very tasty bourbon.