Old Elk "Cask Finished Series: Armagnac Cask" Straight Bourbon Whiskey
54.25% ABV, 750 ml, Aged Five Years
This Straight Bourbon finished in Armagnac barrels was built upon the Old Elk high-malt mash bill. Left to rest in Armagnac casks, the complex flavors meld with the high malt mash bill, offering a rich and layered profile ... like nothing you have ever tasted from Old Elk!
The High Malt Profile: 51% Corn, 34% Malted Barley, 15% Rye. "The key to our bourbon is our high malted barley content in our mashbill. By investing in our bourbon and using four times more malted barley than traditional recipes, we’ve created a non-traditional bourbon that generates sweet and light components. The malted barley combined with the spicy essence of clove from the rye, and the classic rich bourbon character from the corn, amounts to a robust and smooth taste profile."
"We started with passion and vision: to transcend tradition by creating a timeless bourbon recipe and innovative process that elevates the bourbon landscape. This evolved into the collaboration of Old Elk Distillery with Master Distiller Greg Metze, whose visionary leadership refined and enhanced the Old Elk bourbon recipe to create a top shelf bourbon.
Old Elk Distillery is currently a production facility, with a vision to open a larger distillery in Colorado. The Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey recipe was created by the Old Elk Distillery team and Greg Metze. To help age and blend the bourbon whiskey, Old Elk worked with three key partners to ensure the quality and consistency of our barrel-aged blended bourbon. Every Old Elk Bourbon barrel is hand-selected by our distilling team, where they follow sensory and sampling criteria to ensure the barrels create a consistent blended profile year after year."
Whiskey writer Fred Minnick calls Metze “perhaps the greatest rye distiller of our time,” noting that he’s responsible for the majority of the rye whiskey on the shelves today.