We love the high barley content in this whiskey, as it lends a sweet cereal note and a silken texture. The nose highlights the lifted notes of honey, toffee, and fruit. The oak really comes through on the palate with deep vanilla tones, buttered biscuits, and some shaved cocoa. You’ll find a reason to return to this bottle over and over.
Old Elk Distillery, in Fort Collins, is the brainchild of Greg Metze, who is best known as the master distiller at MGP (the source for many of your favorite American whiskeys) for 38 years, and Curt Richardson (founder of Otterbox and the reason your phone didn’t break when you dropped it the other day.) Metze has taken his bourbon experience and put it to good use with the pristine waters of Northern Colorado. Using a proprietary “slow cut” proofing process they gradually add water to the whiskey over several weeks to preserve the congeners in the whiskey… congeners are what give your favorite bottles their flavor. This visionary technique will eventually be copied by others in the future, bet your bottom dollar.