Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey - SIPN

Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

88 Proof
Old Elk Distillery
750 ML (Standard)
The sip enters gently and the first thing I notice is its velvety mouthfeel.It'squite easy to roll around in the mouth with almost no burn, and it takes a few moments for the flavors to develop.An ever-so-light cinnamon spice comes into play, along with brown sugar, cocoa, and maple syrup.It'svery approachable, with a contrasting viscous, velvety mouthfeel against a modest set of flavors.
Sweet vanilla and caramel, clove spice, slight maple, and nutty almond.
The flavors crescendo, with a brief eruption of baking spice and chocolatey caramel notes.The mild intensity quickly dissipates, leaving traces of brown sugar and maple syrup sweetness against rye spice.
Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon - Old Elk Distillery was founded by Curt Richardson, also the visionary behind Otterbox. Joined by Greg Metze, former master distiller at MGP in Indiana, the company is currently in the final stages of opening a 35,000-square-foot distillery and aging warehouse in Fort Collins, Colorado targeted for completion at the end of 2019. Their flagship product, Old Elk Bourbon, currently originates from three different distilleries located in Indiana, New York, and Colorado, but is intended to be produced exclusively by Old Elk Distillery in the future. A proprietary 'slow Cut' proofing process is used, whereby proofing water is added over a period of several weeks or more as compared with a more typical proofing process of only 24-48 hours. The intent of this process is to preserve the congeners present in the bourbon. The bottle in review carries a four-year age statement, while some earlier releases do not.