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Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey*Packaging may vary

Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey

Whiskey /50% ABV / Colorado, United States


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Category
Rye Whiskey
Region
Colorado, United States
ABV
50%
Tasting Notes
Caramel, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Floral, Mint, Oak, Peach, Spicy, Vanilla
Years Aged
5
Base Ingredients
Barley, Rye

Product description

Master Distiller- Greg Metze with 14 years experience at MGP (40+ years distilling) Unique Ingredients- 95% Rye (adds a bold spice and fruit tones), 5% Malted Barley Slow Proofed, no shortcuts- Cut over weeks not days MEET YOUR MAKER Out of many, this is the one. Some might even call it the benchmark, considering Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey is the only 95/5 Rye with Greg’s name on the label. We hope that this comes to mean as much to you as it does to us. Old Elk's 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 38 years under one roof. During his time at the helm 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. After distilling over 280 million bottles of world class rye whiskey, Greg Metze decided to put his decades of experience and passion into Old Elk’s Straight Rye Whiskey. SLOW CUT PROOFING All whiskey is taken out of the barrel at cask strength. It’s then "proofed" with water to bring it to bottle strength. 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 whiskey cool, allowing us to bottle every last drop of flavor.

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