Colorado-based Old Elk Distillery will release of two more expressions of Master Distiller Greg Metze’s Master’s Blend Series: Old Elk Four Grain and Old Elk Double Wheat.
“By marrying traditional favorites, award-winning bourbons and whiskeys, and a bold sense of adventure, we have created two exquisite, unique whiskies that I am personally very excited to share with the world,” says Metze.
Old Elk Double Wheat Straight Whiskey is a combination of Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey and Old Elk Wheated Bourbon Straight Bourbon Whiskey. The liquid yields a higher proof of 107.1, and a brighter profile with flavors of fruit, the company reports.
Double Wheat aged 6-8 years. The mash bill is 71.5% wheat, 25% corn and 3.5% barley.
Old Elk Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a blend of all four cereal grains — corn, wheat, barley and rye. The result is hints of almond, vanilla, maple and spices, the company reports, coming in at 105.9 proof.
Four Grain aged 6-7 years. The mask bill is 51% corn, 22.5% wheat, 19% barley and 7.5% rye.
National distribution for Old Elk’s Master’s Blend Series is through Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The suggested retail price is $99.99 per 750-ml bottle.