We Cut With Purpose

Bourbon Process Qualities

Our Slow Cut™ proofing process enhances the bourbon’s flavors through a patient process where full barrel proof bourbon is cut, then left to rest, and repeated. While traditional proofing takes 24-48 hours, our Slow Cut™ technique, developed over several test periods, takes significantly longer. This intentional time period allows the flavors to marry between stages, until the exact character is achieved, creating an overall smoother bourbon whiskey.

Distinct Qualities

Tasting Notes

The Old Elk recipe includes three quality ingredients – malted barley, rye, and corn. By investing in our bourbon and using four times more malted barley than traditional recipes, the bourbon generates sweet, light components. The malted barley, combined with spicy essence of clove from the rye, and the traditional rich bourbon character from the corn, creates the overall robust taste profile.

Tasting Profile - Best for Sipping Whiskey:

Aroma: Sweet vanilla and caramel, clove spice, slight maple, and nutty almond
Taste: Maple syrup, almond, raw bran, chocolate, deep wood, and coconut
Mouthfeel: Smooth and coating with a lasting flavor

The Process

Old Elk Distillery

We started with passion and vision: to transcend tradition by creating a timeless bourbon recipe and innovative process that elevates the bourbon landscape. This evolved into the collaboration of Old Elk Distillery with Master Distiller Greg Metze, whose visionary leadership refined and enhanced the Old Elk bourbon recipe to create a top shelf bourbon.

Old Elk Distillery is currently a production facility, with a vision to open a larger distillery in Colorado. The Old Elk Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey recipe was created by the Old Elk Distillery team and Greg Metze. To help age and blend the bourbon whiskey, Old Elk worked with three key partners to ensure the quality and consistency of our barrel-aged blended bourbon. Every Old Elk Bourbon barrel is hand-selected by our distilling team, where they follow sensory and sampling criteria to ensure the barrels create a consistent blended profile year after year.


a reason to celebrate

old elk bourbon AWARDS

Gold | 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Silver | 2018 WSWA Tasting Competition
90 Points | 2018 Wine Enthusiast
Gold | 2017 Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival
2016 & 2017 Colorado Distillery of the Year | New York International Spirits Competition

Additional Distillery Products
Nooku Bourbon Cream

Nooku Bourbon Cream is the first true bourbon cream, crafted using only Old Elk's high malt bourbon recipe blended with fresh dairy cream. This unique product is a creation from Old Elk Distillery and was awarded Gold at the 2017 New York International Spirits Competition.

What better way to create the smoothest whiskey cocktail, than with Nooku Bourbon Cream? Try Nooku in your favorite cocktail and baking recipes.

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