Olk Elk Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon
Old Elk Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon
- Name: Old Elk Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon
- Type: Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Cognac Cask Finished
- Age: NAS (Non-Age Statement)
- Region: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 50.5%
Expert Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Third Base Market & Spirits is elated to present Old Elk Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon—a true American original, laced with the elegance of French Cognac craftsmanship. This innovative whiskey is a masterful blend of straight bourbon that has undergone an additional maturation process in seasoned Cognac casks. Bottled at an assertive 50.5% ABV, it is a unique offering that redefines the boundaries of traditional bourbon whiskey.
The nose is an intricate interplay of scents that captivate the senses. Expect complex notes of caramelized vanilla and spice from the bourbon, harmoniously intertwined with the fruity undertones of dried apricot, fig, and grape imparted by the Cognac casks. A backnote of toasted oak completes the aromatic profile, leaving you in eager anticipation of the first sip.
The palate is no less impressive, opening with a rich, mouth-coating texture. The initial sweetness of classic bourbon notes—brown sugar, caramel, and a touch of cinnamon—quickly evolves into a more nuanced experience. The fruity essences from the Cognac casks come forth in a delightful surge, accompanied by subtler hints of almond, leather, and dark chocolate. The higher ABV adds a bold character, yet the spirit remains incredibly smooth and refined.
The finish is lengthy and deeply satisfying, characterized by lingering impressions of butterscotch and a warm, oaken spiciness. A residual sweetness mingles with a mature fruitiness, resulting in a finish that is elegant yet hearty.
This bourbon's multifaceted profile pairs exceptionally well with robust, full-flavored dishes. Consider enjoying it alongside a well-marbled steak or a plate of rich, creamy blue cheese. The sweetness and complexity can also enhance the flavors of a dark chocolate dessert.
The Third Base Market & Spirits Endorsement:
Old Elk Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon is not just a drink; it's an experience that transcends the ordinary. It showcases how cross-cultural influences can create something breathtakingly new, yet deeply respectful of its roots. We are proud to offer this extraordinary bourbon to our customers who seek the pinnacle of craftsmanship and innovation.
In collaboration with Third Base Market & Spirits, Old Elk Cognac Cask Finish Bourbon offers you an unprecedented fusion of two world-class spirits. It is a testament to the limitless possibilities that emerge when craftsmanship, tradition, and ingenuity converge. Here's to a drinking experience that defies convention while upholding the highest standards of quality. Cheers.