Colorado’s Old Elk Distillery is releasing two new expressions of Master Distiller Greg Metze’s Master’s Blend Series, the Old Elk Four Grain and Old Elk Double Wheat.
Old Elk’s Master’s Blend Series, Metze said in a prepared statement, is the creation of new tasting experiences for whiskey by “marrying traditional favorites, award-winning bourbons and whiskeys, and a bold sense of adventure … we have created two exquisite, unique whiskies that I’m personally very excited to share with the world.”
Metze has worked on some of the most coveted spirits in the world for more than four decades.
“We are so proud of what Greg has accomplished with these two new releases,” said Old Elk CEO Luis Gonzalez. “At Old Elk, we value innovation, quality, craftsmanship and integrity beyond anything else, and Greg has really poured those values into these liquids.”
Old Elk Double Wheat Straight Whiskey is a combination of two of Old Elk’s wheated whiskeys: Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey and Old Elk Wheated Bourbon Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
The blend comes in at a higher proof (107.1), and what the distiller notes is a brighter profile whiskey with crisp tasting notes and a strong presence of fruit. Old Elk’s Double Wheat is aged 6 to 8 years with a mash bill of 71.5% wheat, 25% corn, and 3.5% barley. It’s exact ABV is 53.55%.
Old Elk Four Grain Straight Bourbon Whiskey is a blend of all four cereal grains including corn, wheat, barley, and rye. The resulting whiskey is smooth with hints of almond, vanilla, maple, and spices creating a balanced sweet and spicy profile at a higher proof of 105.9. It’s aged 6 to 7 years with a mash bill of 51% corn, 22.5% wheat, 19% barley, and 7.5% rye. It’s exact ABV is 52.95%.
“My goal was to always create whiskeys that bring generations together over one bottle. It’s humbling to see my four decades of experience in the industry merging in the Master’s Blend Series,” Metze said. “With the Master’s Blend Series, I am taking my expertise and creating new and innovative whiskeys for the true aficionado – the one seeking something to discover.”
Old Elk’s Master’s Blend Series is being made available on a national limited release at select retailers in the U.S. with a suggested retail price of $99.99 per 750 ml bottle.
For more information, check out www.oldelk.com.
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