Old Elk Wheated Bourbon 92 Proof
Five year old bourbon; 51% corn, 45% wheat, 4% malted barley. This bourbon offers a simple but rather pungent nose, with notes of both menthol and barrel char in evidence. Light aromas of chocolate, malt balls, and some pepper all emerge in time. The palate’s a bit on the thin side, with more bite than I expected. A youthful barrel note is prominent, but there’s lots of caramel and vanilla to brighten things up as it settles into a sweeter groove over time. On the finish, a soft, soothing caramel character endures alongside notes of milk chocolate and a touch of red pepper.
A smooth and layered whiskey aged for a minimum of 5 years. This one is for the wheaters.