Old Elk Releases New Expression in Cask Finish Series


January 20, 2023

Old Elk Distillery Cask Series

Old Elk Distillery announced a new release in its Cask Finish Series, launching its first Rye Whiskey finished in Barbados Rum Casks. Initiated in 2021, the Cask Finish Series will also bring back two previous releases: Port and Cognac Cask Finish Straight Bourbon Whiskeys. The Cask Finish Series is based on Old Elk’s core products, including its award-winning High-Malt Bourbon and Rye Whiskey, offering creative and innovative flavor profiles for whiskey enthusiasts nationwide.

The base spirit of each product is aged five to six years, then rested in secondary finishes for six months, and bottled at barrel proof.

The Cask Finish Series currently offers:

Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey Rum Cask Finish is finished in 14-year-old Barbados rum barrels was distilled with a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It is bottled at 101 proof.

Old Elk Straight Bourbon Whiskey Port Cask Finish is aged in casks from Portugal. It is made using the Old Elk high-malt mash bill of 51% Corn, 34% Barley, and 15% Rye, and bottled at 108.1 proof.

Old Elk Straight Bourbon Whiskey Cognac Cask Finish is matured in cognac casks and features smoke on the finish, which can be attributed to the Old Elk high-malt mash bill of 51% Corn, 34% Barley, and 15% Rye. It was bottled at 109.7 Proof.    

Old Elk’s Limited-Edition Cask Finish Series is distributed by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and will be available at retailers nationwide in the United States starting on January 19, 2023, with a suggested retail price of $99.99 per 750 ml bottle.

Old Elk Distillery, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, was founded in 2013 by Curt Richardson. Greg Metze joined the team as Master Distiller in 2016, bringing 40 years of experience in the whiskey industry. Today, the Old Elk portfolio is available in all 50 states, delivering products that span several whiskey categories, from several bourbon and rye expressions to Nooku Bourbon Cream and Dry Town Gin. For more information, visit http://www.oldelk.com.