American Whiskey - Bourbon

Fighting Cock 103pf Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Fighting Cock 6yr bourbon is produced by Heaven Hill Distilleries. It purports to be a "Bourbon Man's Bourbon" and specifically for "Male Gen-Xers." (The question is begged: Is it also the Millennial Lady's Bourbon?) The 103 proof is heavily promoted—presumably making the "fighting" aspect of the cock—as is the fact of a high quantity of rye grain in the grain bill.

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This bottle has 8 ratings and 8 reviews.
Tango Tango (122)
Rating: 4.5 (2016-12-03)[Updated Review]
Fighting Cock Bourbon is unique with complex nose of caramel, vanilla, leather , and oak. The entry is smooth with palate of vanilla,, allspice, and oak.The finish is is cinnamon , pepper, and oak .
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BDanner (2016-12-03):
I've heard good things about the 6 year, but I've also heard that since they dropped the age statement it is not very good. Do you know if your bottle still has the 6 yr age statement?

BDanner (2016-12-03):
I've heard good things about the 6 year, but I've also heard that since they dropped the age statement it is not very good. Do you know if your bottle still has the 6 yr age statement?

Tango (2016-12-03):
There is no age statement .It as good or better than 6 year old.

BDanner (2016-12-03):
Thanks...I'll have to give it a try. I missed out on the age stated version.

Proof66 Staff (2016-12-03):
Hello... staff editor here. Always appreciate these notes. You're right: looks like they've dropped the age statement effective April 22, 2015 (another one bites the dust). The brand website is still claiming minimum 6 years but obviously they've left themselves room to deviate. We've refreshed our notes to reflect all this

MyLiverHurts MyLiverHurts (7)
Rating: 1.5 (2016-10-27)
Rough, fought stuff right here. Bought a 50ml bottle alongside a few others from a local shop out by all the truck stops. Mixed it into 15oz of coke and took a big glug. Do you like wooden mulch chips? Because this shit tastes and smells like straight up mulch with a massive burn. Added more coke, then some more, and once again yet this small 50ml bottle overpowered it up to 24oz. I finished it, and it enhanced my buzz, but the whole product is for sure in the top three worst alcoholic beverages I've ever had the displeasure of consuming. Not as bad as Northern Lights, but BAD.
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PredatorsFan89 PredatorsFan89 (2)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-05-13)
Found this stuff a couple years ago and was skeptical because of the price. But its good and packs a pretty hefty punch
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Muncher Muncher (586)
Rating: 3.0 (2015-05-03)
Great color; it reminds me of Crown Royal Black. There's just something about those dark colored whisk(e)ys that draw me in at the store. The nose is nothing to write home about. There's some faint bourbon characteristics hiding behind the blunt scent of alcohol. The palate is definitely better than the nose, although it is a bit simple. The two discernible characteristics are a honey like sweetness and a cayenne pepper like spiciness, and really not much else. I know I've ripped on it a bit here, but it's really not bad stuff. A bottle can be had for 14.99 so it's definitely worth that price for what you get in my opinion.
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spezbaby spezbaby (36)
Rating: 2.0 (2015-03-27)
Cloyingly sweet at first before you get hit with the heat and rye spice. Not sure it had enough backbone to carry the proof.
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flintquatch flintquatch (211)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-11-29)
Found it on sale for about 13 bucks and was genuinely surprised. Not amazing but very drinkable for the proof. Damn fine go-to for a quality rye cocktail
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mattrain mattrain (2)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-10-20)
Powerful and heavy on rye. Brilliant stuff. A-
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laflavor laflavor (19)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-03-27)
Big, bold, spicy, peppery. Way exceeded my expectations. This is my house rye for mixers (I like it better than Rittenhouse 100).
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