Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey 1st Ave Liquors Barrel pick 56.95% 75cl
Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey 1st Ave Liquors Barrel pick 56.95% 75cl

Old Elk

Old Elk Straight Wheat Whiskey 1st Ave Liquors Barrel pick 56.95% 75cl

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    Based in Fort Collins, Denver, Old Elk was founded in 2013 by Curt Richardson, who also created Otterbox, a well known brand of phone cases.

    The Master Distiller is Greg Metze, who had spent nearly 40 years working at the MGP distillery in Indiana before leaving in 2016. The vast majority of Old Elk whiskey is sourced from MGP - and while for many American whiskey drinkers this is seen as a 'cop-out' and a slight against the quality, Old Elk worked out an agreement with Greg initially to produce their own specific mashbill and distillate as opposed to purchasing 'standard' stocks. Greg's relationship grew strong with Old Elk and he now runs the new distillery, with around 90% of the whiskey stock still coming from MGP.

    This particular bottling - with a mashbill of 95% red wheat and 5% malted barley, aged for 5 years - is a barrel pick by Marcia Wells, owner of the fantastic 1st Avenue Liquors in Tampa, Florida. I had the pleasure of meeting Marcia in person during a distillery visit in September 2022 and she is a wonderful, vivacious person with an incredible passion for all things whiskey. And she can absolutely pick a barrel, because there is incredible depth and complexity going on here. - there's orchard fruits and cherries, plus a hearty kick of warm oak on the lengthy finish that offers hints of cherry stones.

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery charges:

    Shipping rates are based on WEIGHT of goods - the total weight of your order will determine the cost of the shipping charge due to price banding imposed by the carriers we use.

    Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.


    48 Hour Delivery uses the Tracked 48 service from Royal Mail, which provides a Tracking Number for you to follow its journey to your destination.

    Next Day Delivery uses DHL services, a tracking number will also be supplied to allow you to follow its journey.

    Items are NOT insured as standard, please contact us if you would like to discuss additional insurance for premium products.

    All products are securely packaged in Air-Shock bottle bags or excessive amount of bubble wrap for additional protection.

    All goods must be examined at the time of delivery and any damages or shortage must be recorded on the relevant delivery acceptance forms with the delivery. Un-examined or un-checked goods that result in a subsequent claim outside of a 48 hour period will not be accepted. Queries relating to claims must be made within 48 hours of receiving the goods, otherwise claims cannot be guaranteed.


    The Spirit Specialist offers EXCHANGES ONLY on unwanted items to an equal amount. Refunds will not be given, cash differences in favour of the purchaser in the case of an exchange will also not be provided.

    Your statutory rights are not affected.