Can whiskey have two much wheat in it?
If anyone is going to find out it is Greg Metze from Old Elk Bourbon. This year he worked his magic again with what he calls a double wheat .
You can hear more about Old Elk Double Wheat on The Bourbon Road Podcast, downloaded from your favorite platform. We hope you enjoy Jim and Mike’s review. Cheers!
Tasting Notes: Old Elk Double Wheat
Vital Stats: This is a blend of Old Elk wheated bourbon with a mashbill of 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, and 5% Malted Barley and their wheated whiskey with a mashbill of 71.5% Wheat, 25% Corn, 3.5% Malted Barley. All the barrels selected where between 6-8 years old. It is 107 proof and an MSRP of $100
Appearance: Standard old elk bottle dark honey whiskey inside.
Nose: Buttery roll with craker jacks coved in peanuts and toasted caramel. A peppery velvet bite.
Palate: Oily craker jack with warm buttery sweetness. The black pepper spice, leather and tobacco remind you that this has some bourbon in it. The burnt caramel and chocolate coffee is very complex. The floral from the wheat is not overpowering.
Finish: Long medium with that wild elk hug inside.
Overall: We both have loved this expression of Old Elk so it’s a buy for us. Cheers