Old Elk Bourbon

Old Elk Bourbon

(0.75l, 44%)


8/10
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$49.99
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One-of-a-kind smooth and light Bourbon.
 
Curt Richardson, a legendary businessman whom you might know for Otterbox, is a true Bourbon lover. In 2013, he decided to translate his passion into an amber liquid he could call his own. He paired up with the industry veteran, Master Distiller Greg Metze (who used to work for MGP in Indiana) and started producing. Their flagship Bourbon is a careful blend of three Straight Bourbons from three distilleries in New York, Colorado and Indiana, but they are all based on the same recipe. Someday, Old Elk Bourbon will be created in Fort Collins in its entirety. The Bourb’ goes through a proprietary proofing process called “Slow Cut” where water is added to the Spirit slowly over the period of several weeks. The idea is to preserve as much congeners (magic aroma-and-taste substances) as possible.
 
Old Elk Bourbon is a premium Spirit that stands out. To create a light, sweet and smooth Bourbon, Master Magician Metze lowered the content of corn to the legal minimum of 51%, and amped up malted barley to 34% (sweetness) and rye to 15% (spice). “Smooth” is often thrown around with Whiskey, but the slow proofing process and Metze’s mash bill really do something magical to the Bourbon.

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vanilla
caramel
spicy
oak
malted barley
corn
fruit
sweet
rye
What does Old Elk Bourbon taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Old Elk Bourbon and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Honey-forward nose with a citrusy background and lovely notes of vanilla, toffee, spice and oak.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Bold corn flavor complemented by touches of caramel, oak, vanilla and fruity notes.
 
Finish
Short and fruity finish with a vanilla hint.
Ratings & Reviews
Matt
Matt,
Excellent taste with a little bite. Sweet tasting caramel at the start, little burn and great finish. I really like this bourbon, great value too!
 
Ara
Ara,
Kind of thin but easy to drink. Get cinnamon and chocolate on the palate. Not much of a finish.
 
Tony
Tony,
Excellent whiskey. Nice and thick, with a touch of smoke and sweetness mixed together. Very pleased, will get again.
 
Mark
Mark,
Smooth start and excellent finish. One of my favorites!
 
Clark
Clark,
I think I need some spice rum I'm all out
 
Clark
Clark,
Very good but could be sweeter
 
Alexandro
Alexandro,
Smooth, sweet, and easy to sip.
 
Aaron
Aaron,
A smooth fireside chat between spicy and sweet.
 
Donal
Donal,
Very smooth , sweet and soft flavors
 
Travis
Travis,
Really really good whiskey and worth a shot. A smooth and sweet taste. Very easy to sip on straight.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
This is one of the first non-Kentucky bourbons I have enjoyed. It's pretty mild, pretty flavorful and pretty estery. Well balanced, very enjoyable. A little pricey, but I would consider getting another bottle in the future.
 
Leslie
Leslie,
A so so bourbon; I don’t remember much about it except that it would not make my home bar. Breckinridge is much more my taste
 
Josh
Josh,
While a good flavor, it is extremely mild which made it difficult for me to distinguish the different flavors. A little weak for me but if you like a milder drink this would do the trick
 
Clay
Clay,
Was always a big fan of Woodford Reserve, but I find my self choosing Old Elk these days instead. Smooth, rich, and a great finish.
 
Shaun
Shaun,
Very smooth. Nice flavor with a tiny bit of spice on the finish.
 
BOB
BOB,
Smooth bourbon with creamy vanilla and caramel flavors up front. Finishes sweet with a hint of oak.
 
John
John,
Favorite bourbon I have tried so far.
 
Danielle
Danielle,
Smooth with great flavor. Drink at room temp neat.
 
John
John,
Smooth yet full. Fine finish and well priced. A pleasant surprise from Colorado.
 
JOHNNY
JOHNNY,
Outstanding! Very nice
 
Marc
Marc,
Absolutely enjoyed it!
 
Harland
Harland,
I didn't like it at all. To harsh not my taste at all
 
Gabe
Gabe,
A very good bourbon
 
DIANNA
DIANNA,
Smooth & Excellent
 
Steven
Steven,
Good Solid hearty Bourbon taste
 
Alvaro
Alvaro,
Solid overall. Flavorful and smooth.
 
Tad
Tad,
This is a very pleasing Bourbon. Still learning the Flaviar rating system, but I can see buying this again soon.
 
Steven
Steven,
Great !
 
Matt
Matt,
Initially sweet, then met by a good amount of spice. Many characteristics that make it feel like a Rye.
 
Pierre
Pierre,
A smooth whiskey with a hint of spice. To much of a rye harshness to be an every day for me but I did enjoy it in boulevadiers
 
Michael
Michael,
The sweetness starts the build up, a nice spice the finishes smooooth. Me happy :)
 
KEITH
KEITH,
Very nice mild and smooth
 
Troy
Troy,
Solid 'go-to' bourbon. Delicious. Got better over the first week as it opened up. Goes in smooth and on the way down reminds you just enough you just sipped some good bourbon.
 
Richard
Richard,
A smooth, sweet slow-sipper, perfect for a quiet night in.
 
Don
Don,
Nice whiskey. Bit harsh for me. Definitely would not turn down a glass of it. I would put it high middle of whiskeys I have tried here.
 
Erin
Erin,
Delicious & sweet
 
Kris
Kris,
Smooth flavor!
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Good smooth all around sipper, a little sweeter than you might expect, bottle about half gone I’ll think I’ll have another ;)
 
Luis
Luis,
Leads you in with vanilla, with a hint of caramel... but doesn’t disappoint! A smooth drink with long legs - easy to sip on a Christmas evening.
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Vanilla up front, spicy at back. Smooth all the way through with subtle dark fruit notes throughout. Easily drinkable. No harshness or sting at all. Can’t knock this whiskey for anything.
 
Chet
Chet,
A nice surprise, very smooth & drinkable
 
Adam
Adam,
I thought it was excellent. I will have a bottle of this in my cabinet at all times.
 
Nathan
Nathan,
Good, solid bourbon but wasn't anything extraordinary.
 
Eric
Eric,
Very nice and easy. Smooth burnt caramel and vanilla with a bit of spice. The smooth finish is great. Excellent neat or with a rock.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
Fantastic.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
A great building spicy finish. Smooth to start.
 
William
William,
It was very smooth tastes slight notes of oak
 
Kimberly
Kimberly,
Really like it. Clean and smooth. Have had it neat, but will try on the rocks next. Wouldn't want to mix, too tasty.
 
Calaway
Calaway,
Smooth with a great finish. Packed a wallup and created a very cheery atmosphere for all that sampled this fine example of American craftsmanship.
 
Bill
Bill,
Delish and smooth
 
Riley
Riley,
Sweet, smooth, good short and sharp aftertaste. Good neat or with rocks. Nothing extremely mind blowing, but a darn solid bourbon
 
Sean
Sean,
Smooth, but less flavor than I like. Not noting caramel and only getting a faint vanilla very late after a sip. Good sippin', but not near the top of the list.
 
ANNE
ANNE,
Not stunning, but good. Smooth with decent oak, but not a whole lot going on. Just not that flavorful; no lingering finish.
 
Ivan
Ivan,
Old elk just became one of my favorites. Starts very sweet, and then a mild oak taste hits without being too woody or bitter.
 
Cooper
Cooper,
Really good bourbon.
 
Matt
Matt,
Sweet corn and spice nose. Caramel and vanilla notes, spicier on the finish.
 
Ray
Ray,
Lots of vanilla, caramel, and oak with spicy finish. A very smooth and tasty bourbon.
 
Michael
Michael,
Really enjoyed this. I put this in my stash bourbon, meaning if your in my house I would have to really like you a lot to give you a shot of this!!!
 
Jim
Jim,
Very smooth. Good everyday sipper.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Went down very smooth but there was a peculiar film or after taste left in my mouth. Will try it over ice or with a few splashes of water to see if it mellows out the sweetness a bit. Over ice was nice! Cut the sweetness and filmy after taste. Highly recommend over ice.
 
Don
Don,
Big oak flavor, spicy up front, decent finish. Good over ice. Will purchase again.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Old Elk was as advertised, smooth, sweet and spicy. By far the sweetest bourbon I've ever had. My palate was initially hit with a burst of sweetness followed by a blast of spice on the back end. Went down very smooth but there was a peculiar film or after taste left in my mouth. Will try it over ice or with a few splahes of water to see if it mellows out the sweetness a bit. Over ice was nice! Cut the sweetness and filmy after taste. Highly recommend over ice.
 
Cory
Cory,
Wow! A rich, vanilla nose with a warm smooth finish of spice.
 
Troy
Troy,
Solid and well crafted. Starts out with a rather subtle flavor but quickly get a nice spicy hit. Pleasant lingering that makes you want a second.
 
Drew
Drew,
Balanced, smooth, grainy and a little sweet
 
David
David,
Very enjoyable bourbon. Very sweet with a nice smooth mouth feel. After the bottle has had a few pours it gets even better.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Lots of vanilla and caramel with a short finish. Good overall bourbon.
 
Jeramy
Jeramy,
This is damn good. Smooth, slightly sweet and a great finish
 
Harry
Harry,
This was a good bourbon. Ice cubes help mellow the heat and really releases the flavors.
 
Bret
Bret,
Solid bourbon, sweet vanilla and caramel turns into a nice, somewhat short, spicey finish. Some oak and rye in there as well. I have found similiar bourbons for better prices.
 
Harry
Harry,
This bourbon starts a little hot but mellows out nicely with an ice cube or two.
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
It's a very smooth bourbon with a nice flavor.
 
Erik
Erik,
This was my first bottle from Flaviar... it did not disappoint. I like Old Fashioned drinks... and Old Elk seemed to work well with just about everything I have tried. I did have it neat, the first time and while it was smooth, I prefer it on the rock... with a little orange...
 
Fletcher
Fletcher,
Smooth, light on the nose, not too hot on the back end. Good enough to drink neat. Would compete with many of the high end Kentucky Bourbons.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Very good. Sweet and smooth, just a slightly odd backend.
 
Creston
Creston,
Solid taste with a hint of young notes but did open up after a bit.
 
Chris
Chris,
Very smooth, easy to drink neat. Fully enjoy this one!
 
Kat
Kat,
Amazing. My new favorite. So smooth.
 
Ian
Ian,
Solid bourbon. Easy to drink. Makes a good julep. I don’t find the flavors strong, they fall flat and don’t hang around too long.
 
Matt
Matt,
First time trying blended bourbon, complex but felt fully blended, I didnt taste 3 whiskeys I tasted one great one. Sweet with hint of corn and very little spice. Not heavy alcohol taste very approachable for most palates.
 
Paige
Paige,
What a pleasant bourbon this is! On the nose your typical caramel and vanilla shine through with hints of fruit. The palate was clean, oaky and almost nutty too. Spice was near perfect with the rye and finished smooth with notes of cherry, wood sweetness. Well done!
 
Wade
Wade,
Delicious spirit at the price. I particularly enjoyed the finish which has a healthy bit not overpowering kick
 
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