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Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey

Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey

Size: 0,75 l
(50.0% ABV)
$90.99
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  • BrandOld Elk
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionColorado
  • DistilleryOld Elk
  • Age5 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol50.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

It’s been called the "Best American Rye Whiskey" and it’s hard to argue.

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.

The first thing that you need to know is that Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey is 95% rye. The rest is malted barley with the sole purpose to goose the fermentation process. This five year-old dram is a pure expression of the style. And it’s not just us that are saying it. This dram is a 96 point rated, Gold Medal-winning wonder that was called the "Best American Rye Whiskey" at the International Whiskey Competition. Bottled at 50% ABV, it has the Whiskey stones to stand up to whatever you throw into the glass.

What else do you need to know?

Flavor Spiral TM
  • fruit fruit
  • honey honey
  • spicy spicy
  • apricot apricot
  • peach peach
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • pepper pepper
  • toffee toffee
  • vanilla vanilla

Appearance / Color
Bronze Patina

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose fills with stone fruits, honey, and plenty of spice.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is boldly Rye with all the spice you want plus apricot and peaches over allspice, cinnamon, peppercorns, and butter toffee.

Finish
The finish is long and warm all the way down.

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It’s been called the "Best American Rye Whiskey" and it’s hard to argue.

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.

The first thing that you need to know is that Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey is 95% rye. The rest is malted barley with the sole purpose to goose the fermentation process. This five year-old dram is a pure expression of the style. And it’s not just us that are saying it. This dram is a 96 point rated, Gold Medal-winning wonder that was called the "Best American Rye Whiskey" at the International Whiskey Competition. Bottled at 50% ABV, it has the Whiskey stones to stand up to whatever you throw into the glass.

What else do you need to know?

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  • BrandOld Elk
  • CategoryRye
  • CountryUnited States
  • RegionColorado
  • DistilleryOld Elk
  • Age5 Year Old
  • Style Straight Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol50.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • fruit fruit
  • honey honey
  • spicy spicy
  • apricot apricot
  • peach peach
  • cinnamon cinnamon
  • pepper pepper
  • toffee toffee
  • vanilla vanilla

Appearance / Color
Bronze Patina

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose fills with stone fruits, honey, and plenty of spice.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is boldly Rye with all the spice you want plus apricot and peaches over allspice, cinnamon, peppercorns, and butter toffee.

Finish
The finish is long and warm all the way down.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
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guest
Exceptional rounded flavor. Sm...

Exceptional rounded flavor. Smooth on the palate and in the finish. Not harsh or too spicy. Very nice!

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Graciany
Expected more.

Expected more.

g
guest
Great for Manhattans

Great for Manhattans

G
Galen
Nice First Taste. Great openi...

Nice First Taste. Great opening Bite and finishes smooth

T
Taylor
Definitely rye from first tast...

Definitely rye from first taste in.
Not extremely complex but a good sipper on ice. I did not notice as much fruit taste as bitter.