Old Elk Straight Wheated Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Old Elk
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • toffee
  • marzipan
  • floral
  • almonds
  • pralines
  • vanilla
  • peach
  • nutmeg
  • clove

Old Elk

Straight Wheated Bourbon (0.75l, 46%)
Price $61.99

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Character Goatson
A Bourbon that is more than wheated — delivering smoothness, fruit, and creamy toffee.

Old Elk Distillery is not "just" another start-up operation in Colorado. Serial entrepreneur Curt Richardson launched the dream seven years ago in Colorado Springs. And he has his right-hand man — Luis Gonzalez — as CEO. They’re both great guys, but Curt knows that a successful business is built on the talent of the team, and that’s why he recruited Greg Metze who worked at… ahem, a certain prolific distillery in Indiana (what is now MGP) for thirty-eight years, rising to the position of master distiller. That’s a team you can build a company on, and the result demonstrates their success.

Old Elk Straight Wheated Bourbon is for those who want things smooth. The mash bill is 51% corn, 45% wheat, and 4% malted barley. That is about as high-wheat as you can get. It’s aged five years in new oak and bottled at a PERFECT 46% ABV. And while we love all those stats, it’s the taste that matters, and this dram delivers.

We all know that rye delivers the spice and wheat delivers the smooth, right? But this is not a "tame" Spirit. It is pungent and flavorful and alive. But the profile leans more toward peaches and cream. Wheat lovers, this is the Gold Medal dram you’re looking for. 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Colorado
  • Distillery Old Elk
  • Age NAS
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Mahogany Library

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is classic for wheated Bourbon with toffee and caramel, but has overtones of marzipan and warm florals.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is smooth and silky with notes of almond praline, English toffee, vanilla creams, baked peach, nutmeg, and clove.

Finish
The finish defines smooth satisfaction.
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  • toffee
  • marzipan
  • floral
  • almonds
  • pralines
  • vanilla
  • peach
  • nutmeg
  • clove
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
"Remember that iconic poster from World War II showing Rosie the Riveter as a patriotic American woman doing her part for the war effort? Well, hundreds of businesses did their part too, and the Bourbon distillers stepped right up with ‘em.

Distilleries all over Kentucky and Tennessee were re-tooled to distill fuel alcohol and ferment penicillin cultures to treat wounded soldiers."
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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