We’ve heard over and over how bourbon enthusiasts keep coming back to Old Elk Bourbon for its superb quality and flavor profiles. In fact, we’re big fans ourselves, so we’re excited to share a bottle of Old Elk Bourbon Single Barrel Selection Whiskey with you- a Taster’s Club Exclusive feature!
In 2013, entrepreneur and Old Elk founder Curt Richardson approached Greg Metze to help start the brand. While most new brands begin with four or five mash bills, Old Elk chose to start with a custom mash bill to create a premium smooth and easy bourbon. Fast forward about seven years later, and they’re now known for their high malted barley content and for creating world-class quality products across several categories.
Old Elk Bourbon uses a couple of techniques in their process that make them stand out. First is chilled fermentation, and the other is a meticulous Slow Cut™ proofing process. Traditionally, this process takes 24-48 hours, but Old Elk shows this process to about two and a half weeks. They’re one of the only distilleries out there who has officially made this a part of the process. Their choice to extend the life of the proofing time to keep the liquid cool allows them to preserve and bottle every last drop of flavor.
We’ve hand-selected a small lot of single barrels to be blended for a “micro-batch” that showcases the uniqueness of Old Elk’s high malt mash bill. This is a Taster’s Club Exclusive Release just for our members, so we hope you enjoy it!