Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey (Juicy-Barrel #973) - Bourbon Pursuit & Keg N Bottle Private Barrel Pick 750 ml

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Overview:

On February 10th, 2021 Ryan, Kenny, Shem, Cody, and Dave sat down for a virtual barrel selection with whiskey royalty Greg Metze (Current Master Distiller Old Elk, and former master Distiller MGP), and his Assistant Master Distiller Kate Douglas.  There were 6 barrel samples available to select 2 barrels of Straight Wheat Whiskey.  It was tough narrowing down the finalists, but the selected barrels are both contenders to dethrone the now-famous barrel pick from 2020 "Notorious NOG".  Simply put, they are delicious.

  • Barrel 956 - 116.5 proof
    • Nose: raisin, pancake syrup, honey, a faint hint of cinnamon
    • Taste: caramelized pears, brown sugar, honey, chocolate
    • Finish: opens up to some dried fruits, hot tamales, cocoa powder 
  • Barrel 973  114.7 proof
    • Nose: figs, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon
    • Taste: raisin, syrup, Cinnabon’s
    • Finish: dried fruits, sporty spice haha just a ton of spicy cinnamon 

Both barrels are well over 6 years of age at the time of bottling approaching 7 years of age.

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