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Old Elk Wheat Whiskey

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  • Distiller:

    MGP

  • Bottler:

    Old Elk

  • ABV:

    50%

  • Age:

    6 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: As a whiskey geek, this is super-interesting juice. I just wish I liked it more. Regardless, I’m curious to see where someone of Metze’s talent can take this, and how it will develop in the years ahead.
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish is long with slowly fading spices and a touch of honey. Excellent!
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Everything resolves on the finish with semi-dark chocolate, pepper, dark fruit, and oak.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: As of this 2020 release, the dial might be tweaked a touch too far to the sweet side of things for some, but at this exact moment in my life, it’s really hitting the spot.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: If this bottle of Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey is a representation of things to come from Old Elk, they’ve sure got our attention!
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: At 50% ABV, this Wheat Whiskey is as good or better than other contenders on the market, and for those who may be a bit salty they can't find a particular Buffalo Trace Wheater - I tell you this is superior. Get this instead.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Greg Metze at MGP in Indiana and bottled by Greg Metze at Old Elk in Colorado, this release of Straight Wheat Whiskey was matured for 6 years and bottled at 50% ABV.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, toffee, creme brulee. A light bit of cinnamon, peach rings, a hint of cream. Lovely and sweet, with a tiny dash of oak.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel, no heat. Sweet cream, caramel corn, toffee and oak. There's a good bit of oak which helps offset the great sweetness that comes from the wheat.

  • Finish:

    Long finish. A great complexity between the sweet caramel, cream, nutmeg notes and some bold oak, pepper and cocoa.

  • Overall:

    At 50% ABV, this Wheat Whiskey is as good or better than other contenders on the market, and for those who may be a bit salty they can't find a particular Buffalo Trace Wheater - I tell you this is superior. Get this instead.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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