Fighting Cock

Full disclosure, Fighting Cock cost me a whole $13, so you can say I was pleasantly surprised when this rock-n-roll bourbon pleased me down to my little toes. The nose is spicy, with alcohol hiding maple syrup and some herbs smell. The mouthfeel is cool and cinnamon tickles your little tastebuds. There is also some more herb (I’m not good with herbs, maybe cumin?). The finish ends strangely, with wood and dirt. Yea, dirt, but it’s not like when the schoolyard bully used to push your face in the sand… You’ll like this dirt being shoved in your mouth. And for $13 you can like it every night and even mix it into that whiskey sour you’re scared to order in front of your friends. Oh yeah, this whiskey also pairs great with some Led Zepplin.

*Originally written for Barrels & Drams

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