Old Elk Distillery was founded in 2013 by Curt and Nancy Richardson (creators of OtterBox and Blue Ocean Enterprises) in Fort Collins, Colorado. The label is a collaboration with Master Distiller Greg Metze, they consistently produces top quality handcrafted vodkas, gins and bourbons.
Named Colorado “Distillery of the Year" by the New York International Spirits Competition for two consecutive years (2016-2017) Old Elk Distillery produces Old Elk Bourbon, Dry Town Gin, Dry Town Vodka and Nooku Bourbon Cream.
Their bourbon is handcrafted using a signature Slow Cut proofing process, which is said to enhance the bourbon’s flavors through a meticulous technique where the spirit is cut to proof, left to rest, and the process is repeated. This method takes significantly longer than the traditional 24-48 hour proofing process. This extra time allows the flavors to mingle, resulting in a smoother, more balanced bourbon.
Crafted exclusively from three ingredients: malted barley, rye, and corn, the Old Elk recipe requires four times more malted barley than bourbon mash bills, creating a sweeter light character in the Bourbon. The malted barley, coupled with the spicy essence of rye, and the traditional corn, contributes to the bourbon’s overall robust flavor profile.