Elk Rider Bourbon
Elk Rider // Washington , USA
Operated by Justin and Jennifer Stiefel, Elk Rider Bourbon’s mash-bill is sourced entirely from Washington State. The mash is pressure cooked and consists of a 65% corn, 35% rye, and 5% malted barley. They’ve coined the term "Farm to Flask" as all distilling, aging, and bottling of their product occurs on site at their distillery in Gig Harbor. All distillate is aged and then blended in casks of 200L, 50L, and 10L barrels for just under 2 years. The label pays homage to Jennifer’s ancestors by depicting a woman riding an elk as they were renown for pioneering the practice of breaking and taming wild elk.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"The aroma definitely shows its young age despite the medium amber appearance. Light notes of brown sugar and corn turn to hay and dried oregano. At 92 proof it does have a bit of a bite but that quickly dissipates as subtle notes of tobacco and candied pecans take over. The finish has a fair amount of smoke and char. Its slightly higher proof makes it an easy choice for cocktails. Fairly simple but very approachable this is a whiskey I’d reserve for an at home Old Fashioned or Bittered Sour on poker night. "