Fort Collins, CO -- The wait is over. Old Elk Distillery just unveiled their four new releases as a cask-finished series built off their award-winning and innovative Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon: Sherry, Port, Cognac, and Armagnac Cask Finishes.
By carefully selecting freshly harvested barrels from some of the most exclusive European producers, Old Elk has introduced expressions of old-world charm to its refined new Western Bourbon. Each finish is matured and harvested as a micro-batch and these prized bottles will be a little rarer in the wild, but well worth the hunt.
“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, Old Elk Distillery. “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.”
- 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)
“Our master distiller, Greg Metze, always says ‘palates are like fingerprints, they’re all unique and can’t be replicated.’ With these releases we wanted to show the versatility of our award-winning bourbon to provide our consumers with a whiskey for every palate,” states Luis Gonzalez, CEO, Old Elk Distillery. “We’re always listening to the voice of our fans and distributor partners and know these releases will not only expand the excitement around a cask footprint but deliver another old elk expression for the collectors out there.”
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.