the team

bourbon PASSION

Legendary entrepreneur Curt Richardson is eager to start and grow companies. Stemming from his passion to create a legacy bourbon brand with unsurpassed quality and taste, Curt turned to Greg Metze, a Master Distiller with 38 years of experience specializing in developing bourbon whiskeys. This collaboration produced an innovative bourbon, which transcends tradition.

 
 
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FOUNDER

CURT RICHARDSON

Curt Richardson is the Founder of Old Elk Distillery, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Visionary Officer of Otter Products, LLC, and Co-Founder and Chairman of Blue Ocean Enterprises, Inc.

 

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MASTER DISTILLER

GREG METZE

Greg Metze became Old Elk Distillery’s Master Distiller following a 38-year career at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, one of the world’s largest distilleries.

 

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CEO

LUIS GONZALEZ

As CEO Of Old Elk Distillery, Luis Gonzalez is responsible for company visions, growth and planning initiatives, and developing distribution and brand strategies.

 

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COO

ALAN PATTERSON

As COO of Old Elk Distillery, Alan Patterson is responsible for the business operations and distillery management.

 

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HEAD DISTILLER

KATE DOUGLAS

As Old Elk Distillery's Head Distiller, Kate Douglas manages the day-to-day distilling operations, including the slow reduction process and sensory program.