Issue Five Peggy Noe Stevens Susan Reigler Tastings

Old Elk – Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Old Elk
Blended Straight Bourbon Whiskey 
Old Elk Distillery

Proof: 88
ABV: 44%
Style: Bourbon
State: CO
Price: $$

Peggy Noe Stevens – 8.4

Nose: Toasted pecan and warm brown sugar with a splash of vanilla. Spiced apples layered over a doughy biscuit. 

Palate: Sugared dates and milk chocolate are very approachable and leather wraps at the end of the sweet note. Inviting peach and apricot mix are artfully balanced with oak. 

Finish: Full mouthfeel and easy on the heat. The tobacco and leather notes linger. 

Comment: Grab the mixins’ for an Old-Fashioned as this product would deliver.

Susan Reigler – 8.1

Nose: Apple blossoms, sweet mint, brown sugar, and light caramel combine in a light, but well-balanced, nose. Sweet baking spices begin to emerge. 

Palate: Much drier and spicier in the mouth than on the nose. Cinnamon is joined by a big dash of black pepper and oak.  

Finish: Long and oaky. There’s a tiny hint of dark chocolate that pops up at the end.

Comment: Good sip that would have been even better if the complexity of the nose had carried through. 



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