The Cream of Kentucky brand dates back to 1888. Prior to the end of Prohibition, the brand was acquired by the Schenley Company and subsequently re-introduced in 1934. Through the 1930s and 1940s, Cream of Kentucky grew to become one of the leading bourbon brands, with renowned artist Norman Rockwell provided much of the award-winning artwork for the brand during its heyday. Cream of Kentucky is now owned by J.W. Rutledge. former Master Distiller at Four Roses and Cream Of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is the sourced whiskey that serves as the first re-introduction to the famous brand with J.W. Rutledge distillery set to open in 2019.