Old Elk Distillery (est. 2013) in Fort Collins, Colorado, has been an intriguing noise maker on the American Whiskey scene over the last 3 to 4 years. Their Master Distiller, Greg Metze, boasts a career of 40+ years in the biz and is the former Master Distiller of MGP. Founder, Curt Richardson, has an A+ entrepreneur resume including founder and CEO of the Otterbox empire.
OED’s upcoming Limited Edition ‘Cask Strength Series’ of four different releases, each from a different European spirit barrel finish, will certainly continue to make noise for the brand.
“These products are a new level of flavor we’re excited to bring to our consumers’ glasses. Most of the flavor in a whiskey comes from the aging process and with the secondary aging of the cask finishes,” says Melinda Maddox, Beverage Director. “By resting our liquid in these various casks, we’re able to keep the liquid our fans know and love today and enhance the flavor with the cask of another world-class product.”
All Four Upcoming Cask Strength Series Releases
- Old Elk Straight Bourbon Sherry Cask Finish: The ten-year-old Spanish sherry cask adds a hint of dried fruit, which melds into a nutty dry and floral finish. (109.7 ABV)
- Old Elk Straight Bourbon Port Cask Finish: With casks from Portugal, the port finish brings out a smoother, luscious taste of deep rich, ripe fruit. (108.4 ABV)
- Old Elk Straight Bourbon Cognac Cask Finish: Old Elk’s high-malt mashbill is matured in world-class cognac casks to yield an expression of perfect harmony in a glass. [Tasting notes from Mel to come] (109.4 ABV)
- Old Elk Straight Bourbon Armagnac Cask Finish: Also from France, Armagnac is the rebel of the region. This secondary maturation leads to a more rustic and full-bodied whiskey with dark fruit notes and a brooding finish. (108.3 ABV)
Pricing and Availability (Limited Release)
Old Elk’s Cask Finished products will be distributed by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and will be a
national limited release, available at select retailers in the U.S. with a suggested retail price of $89.99 per
750 ml bottle. For more information and to locate a bottle visit www.Oldelk.com.