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Old Elk

Old Elk
Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 50%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$89.99

Old Elk
Straight Rye Whiskey

Category: Straight Rye Whisky

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 50%
Dark amber color. Aromas of cucumber, melon, honey, dark rye crisps, cranberry, vanilla bean, and violet petals with a slightly chewy, lively, dryish medium body and a warming, intricate, very long dark chocolate with almonds, dried cherry, toasted pumpernickel, and lingonberry preserves finish. A downright delicious Rye Whiskey that will be stupendous in cocktails but will shine even brighter when sipped neat; ultra-concentrated flavors that delight the senses.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: cucumber, melon, honey, dark rye crisps, cranberry, vanilla bean, and violet petals
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate with almonds, dried cherry, toasted pumpernickel, and lingonberry preserves
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, neat, on the rocks, with cigars and with drops of water
Cocktail Cocktails: Sazerac, Old Fashioned, Manhattan
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A downright delicious Rye Whiskey that will be stupendous in cocktails but will shine even brighter when sipped neat; ultra-concentrated flavors that delight the senses.

The Producer

Old Elk Distillery

The Producer
315 W. Oak St.
7th Floor
Fort Collins, CO 80521
USA
1 914-539-2220

Straight Rye Whisky

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Serve in a Glencairn Ganadian Whisky Glass
In order for a product to be categorized as a Straight Rye Whiskey, the following must be true:

Mash bill must be made up of a minimum of 51% rye.
Aged a minimum of two years.
May not contain any flavors or colors.
All of the liquid in the bottle must be distilled in the same state.