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Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Bourbon /44% ABV / Colorado, United States

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Product details

Colorado, United States
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Chocolate, Malty, Nutty, Oak, Rich, Toasty, Tobacco, Vanilla, Velvety, Woody
Years Aged
Base Ingredients
Barley, Corn, Rye
Food Pairing
Cheese - Hard Aged, Dessert - Chocolate & Coffee, Dessert - Vanilla & Caramel

Product description

Master Distiller- Greg Metze with 14 years experience at MGP (40+ total) Unique Ingredients- 4 times more Barley (barley gives our bourbon its unique toasty, chocolate, and cereal notes). Slow Proofed, no shortcuts- Cut over weeks not days WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT? MASTER DISTILLER Greg Metze has over 40 years of distilling experience, 14 of which were spent as the master distiller for MGP. - a total tenure of 28 years under one roof. He was the last Master Distiller to carry the torch of the acclaimed Seagram’s Distillery Apprentice Program. During that period the US went through a resurgence in the brown spirits category and his name is likely behind many of the whiskeys you see on your shelf today. INGREDIENTS Old Elk Bourbon is crafted using 4x more malted barley than conventional bourbon recipes. Why? Because of this higher proportion of malted barley in the mashbill, we are attracting people who are a-typical bourbon drinkers. The 4x more malted barley produces a product (bourbon) that’s smooth and easy to drink which attracts those new to the category, but also provides enough complexity and a sense of familiarity to whisk(e)y consumers who may enjoy scotch. As a result, our bourbon is appreciated by all connoisseurs of whiskey (expertly crafted spirits). SLOW CUT™ PROOFING All bourbon is taken out of the barrel at cask strength. It’s then proofed with water. Traditionally, this process takes 24-48 hours. However, we choose to do it for significantly longer at very small increments. Why? When you add water to alcohol, heat is generated. At a distillery scale, it’s hundreds of gallons at a time – which creates enough heat to literally boil off some of the lighter, finer flavors! Our choice is to extend the life of the proofing time by adding the same total amount of fresh Colorado mountain water over multiple weeks (instead of days) to keep the bourbon cool, allowing us to bottle every last drop of of flavor.

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Community reviews

4.83 Reviews
  • Josh

    Phenominal! Super smooth and probably my new go to

  • Sara
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    Verified Buyer

    Really smooth, drinkable bourbon (on the rocks). Enjoyed the flavor. Absolutely will purchase again!

  • Rachel
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    Verified Buyer

    So smooth.


Bourbon is a corn-based, aged spirit that, while legally can be produced anywhere in the U.S., is Kentucky’s signature liquor; in fact, Kentucky distilleries make 95% of the world’s bourbon and the Bluegrass State hosts over a million visitors annually for bourbon tasting tourism.
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
Much like how a square is a rectangle, but a rectangle is not a square, bourbon is a whiskey — but because of the stricter standards set for bourbon distillers, most whiskies are not considered bourbons.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Bourbon’s ingredient list is short and sweet (literally): corn, other grains, water and yeast. Barley, wheat and rye grains are often featured in the mash composition alongside the liquor’s signature corn base, but even so, the FDA considers straight bourbon as a gluten-free product that is safe for those with Celiac Disease or for individuals who suffer from other forms of gluten intolerance.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.
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