Review #: 535
Description: Old Elk Wheated Bourbon: r/Bourbon #8310 “Return To Space III”
Background: 30 for 30: Day 29. Following the Old Elk wheat whiskey, we have their wheated bourbon. This single barrel used a 51% corn, 45% wheat, and 4% malted barley and was aged for 7 years before selection by t8ke for r/Bourbon. It was bottled again by Matt Gustafson. Good on you Matt, you seem like a hard worker.
Distillery – MGP
Bottler – Old Elk
Brand – Old Elk
Selection – r/Bourbon
ABV – 52.9%
Age – 7 Years
Nose – Chocolate babka, sweet cherry, toasted oak, buttered toast, caramel. Lots of chocolate candy vibes going on
Taste – Chocolate caramel ice cream, coffee with cream, toffee, cherry pie, chocolate milk
Finish – Roasted corn, sweet cream, iced coffee, warm oak, Dr. Pepper, charred oak and chocolate stay on the palate
Would I buy a bottle? Yes. $100 is a bit steep, but this is really enjoyable to drink
Thoughts: I hate to bash the wheat whiskey from the last review, but this one is definitely above it. The corn seems to just interact with the oak better and brings in those chocolate and coffee notes that really make this great. It’s really the finish here that leaves so much chocolate and coffee and oak in your mouth that makes you want more.