Booze Review: The Fighting Cock Bourbon Whiskey

 

Overall: B-

 

Overview: A few days ago I found myself on a mission to buy some whiskey. While savaging through the liquor store before closing time, a friend of mine grabbed my attention and pointed to a particular bottle. This is where we discovered the Fighting Cock Bourbon Whiskey, and I knew we needed to purchase this alcohol just because of how much it stood out. But putting aside the name of the whiskey and the crazy painting of a wild bird on the front of the bottle, we found something that was 103 proof and under 20 bucks. I was sold.   Every bottle is aged for 6 years and the alcohol volume is strong enough to knock you off your feet; but if you mix this stuff well, it can help you have a damn good time. 

 

History: Riley C. Daniels created the Fighting Cock bourbon whiskey about 30 years ago. Riley is Jack Daniel’s 3rd cousin, but unfortunately Riley and Jack have hated each other since they were kids. But because they are family, Jack was forced to give Riley a job working in the factory when he turned 18. Riley worked in the Jack’s distillery for 4 years, until one day Jack caught Riley dropping ecstasy into several Jack Daniel’s bottles on the production line. Riley claimed that it was his attempt to get revenge on Jack for years of ridicule and sexual abuse, but regardless he was fired and banned from the distillery. Riley knew the best way to get back at his cousin was to create his own liquor. He moved to Louisville, Kentucky where he spent years working as a rodeo clown, a prostitute, a bookie, a garbage truck driver, and a marijuana farmer; but none of these prestigious professions brought him enough money to create his own liquor. So Riley decided to start resorting to desperate measures, and luckily for him he made a fortune off cock fighting, dog fighting, and wrestling wild deer in the hills of Kentucky. It was through these experiences that he acquired the money to start The Fighting Cock Bourbon Whiskey. However, Riley C. Daniels is currently a fugitive and wanted by the FBI for illegal dog fighting and distribution of cocaine and ecstasy.  

 

Typical Drinkers: Michael Vick, Ron White, Anthony Weiner, Whitney Cummings, Swamp people, the entire cast of Pawn Stars, pregnant 16-year-olds.

 

User Comments: 

“Sushi + Whiskey = you paying for a new carpet.”

“Wait, dog fighting is illegal?”

“Dude, I’m pretty sure I threw your cat off the balcony.”

 

Conclusion: Fighting Cock bourbon whiskey is a decent buy for 19.99 a fifth. With this purchase you get liquor that is 103 proof and aged for over half a decade, so there is definitely more to this bourbon whiskey than a crazy name. However, I found that this dark liquor doesn’t mix very well with dark sodas, which is disappointing because I prefer to mix dark cola with any kind of whiskey or bourbon. I also found that drinking this alcohol straight is a challenge because of the alcohol volume, unless you are used to drinking extremely strong liquor. That being said, I found that this liquor blends extremely well with almost any juice, lemonade, or clear soda. Also, since Fighting Cock bourbon whiskey is so strong, it takes less of it to get drunk, which is always an advantage in my book. So sure, seeing the bottle itself might make you chuckle, but this stuff is definitely worth the chance for all you bourbon whiskey lovers out there.

 

Mixer Station: 

With Sprite: B+

With Coke: C-

With Lemonade: A-

With raw oysters: D-

With Fruit Juice: B+

With tanning oil: F-

 

 
 
 
 
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