Bourbon Reviews:




Bottling NameFighting Cock
Bottled ByHeaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. Bardstown,KY
TypeKentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Alcohol content103 Proof
Availability US: Not Available Japan: Unknown Duty Free: Not Available Europe: Not Available
Age15
Views (since 20080612) 10026
Bottling Info



Review from Birdo (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1870, Created:20100906092042, Updated:20101028101904)
Purchased at:Evergreen Liquors Louisville KY
Purchased for:$15.90/750ml
Nose:[Olfactory impressions]Smells like bourbon, oak.
Taste:[Description of the initial taste impression]The taste is strong and spicy. It's unabashed strong stuff, but it is smooth and not overy hot.
Finish:[Description of the lingering taste impression]Long and pleasing, ready for another sip. Lots of flavor.
Overall:[Overall impression of this bottling]I like Fighting Cock alot. It's great on the rocks and a bit of water. I don't go neat with any bourbon. This one holds up better in an Old Fashioned than the more sophistifacted bourbons. A helluva a good deal for a 6y/0 at 103 proof. Funny label and name, not stodgy like many brands, that means a lot to me. The more bourbons I try, the more I like Fighting Cock. Why spend more when this is great.

Registered users can make comments on this review...Already registered? Log in here



Review from Dump Bucket (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 1836, Created:20100516104355)
Purchased at:Japan
Purchased for:do not recall
Info on this bottle:It is a 15 yr Cock of the Walk, not fighting cock, but close enough
Nose:Robust. There is a lot here. Not a normal profile. From the nose I get either a HH or BF product. Reminds me of some of the BF from the 60s and 70s
Taste:Quick earth and then a faster hot bite that mellows into a large range of mellow flavors including sage, dessart honey and smoke and scorched earth
Finish:Rather long with the dessart sage and other spices
Overall:It is good. I do not plan on finding another bottle, but it is good. It is nice having the out side the normal profile bottle to sip on. I would be a nickel this would be a Doug Dog favorite.

Registered users can make comments on this review...Already registered? Log in here



Review from TNbourbon (BourbonEnthusiast Review ID 623, Created:20061030175506) View discussion on this review.
Purchased at:Trade with friend in Japan
Purchased for:1 Stagg
Info on this bottle:Back label in Japanese
Nose:Sprinkle some cinnamon on your maple-drenched pancakes. That approaches it. The cinnamon heightens with aeration, but the buttery vanilla stays put, too. The implied heat serves as both seductress and conscience.
Taste:Wow -- this is a prickler. Remember the cinnamon-coated toothpicks we used to buy as kids? Adult version. Roll it back, and you get some heavy leather, and lighter orange/citrus notes. The leatheriness never really sours, but certainly holds on. Makes you hunt for a little sweetness -- and you think you find a hint here and there -- but it never really 'gives you sugar'.
Finish:Pretty long, pretty hot -- but the interesting thing is how gradually it dries out. Oh, it finishes dry and lightly tannic, but takes its time getting there. It's here that you might sense the candied orange peel
Overall:Mixed bag here. I don't find anything off-putting, nor do I find anything compelling. I could certainly put its 103 proof to good use after a wintry evening outdoors, because it displays its heat without being feverish. I wish the maple from the nose were more prominent in the taste. I find the gradual drying finish interesting and somewhat unique. Worth a look if you find yourself in Japan. Not to worry if you never experience it.

Registered users can make comments on this review...Already registered? Log in here



Log in to be able to add your own review of this bottling.
 
Search the bourbon reviews:
Display All Bottlers
Display All Reviews
Who is online
Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]