Old Elk Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Old Elk
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • oak
  • malted barley
  • corn
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • rye

Old Elk

Bourbon (0.7l, 44%)

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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.

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Old Elk
  • Age NAS
  • Style Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 44%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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.
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  • vanilla
  • caramel
  • spicy
  • oak
  • malted barley
  • corn
  • fruit
  • sweet
  • rye
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Founded in 1998, the phone case empire Otterbox began it’s humble roots in the Richardson’s garage. The shatter proof water-proof invention is the beloved phone case for the outdoor enthusiasts.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
The Richardson’s purchased a historic Windmill in Colorado called the Windsor Mill, in the hopes of restoring it. Before it could be renovated the mill was tragically destroyed by a fire.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon Is a ''new barrel Spirit'': One of the legal requirements for Bourbon is that it only be aged in brand new oak charred barrels.
Founded in 1998, the phone case empire Otterbox began it’s humble roots in the Richardson’s garage. The shatter proof water-proof invention is the beloved phone case for the outdoor enthusiasts.
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
The Richardson’s purchased a historic Windmill in Colorado called the Windsor Mill, in the hopes of restoring it. Before it could be renovated the mill was tragically destroyed by a fire.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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