Old Elk Bourbon Review [In Depth]
Old Elk Bourbon
Old Elk Bourbon Details
Distillery: Old Elk
Type & Region: Bourbon, USA
Composition: 51% corn, 34% barley, 15% rye
Aged: 5 years
Color: 1.2/2.0 on the color scale (chestnut, oloroso sherry)
From the company website:
“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. Aged for five years, 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.”
Old Elk Bourbon overview
To the point about sourcing, Old Elk does a lot of that for now. The story goes that Old Elk worked with Greg Metze, while he was still at MGP, to contract distill a special mashbill with way more barley than normal, which I think is the 51% corn, 34% barley, 15% rye mashbill I listed above and is included on their website.
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Old Elk Bourbon smell
Old Elk Bourbon taste and aftertaste
Old Elk Bourbon Rating
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