Who makes it? Old Elk
Mash Bill: 51% corn, 34% malted barley, and 15% rye. Sour mash is the same, just different yeast strain experiment.
I already had a bottle of Old Elk Straight Bourbon but my cousin Jason brought down the Old Elk Sour Mash Small Batch.
Me and my cousin both agreed that we like the Sour Mash offering better. While the Straight Bourbon felt it had more heat, definitely got better with the addition of an ice cube. This one also seemed to have more spice to it. The Sour Mash had more of a cherry, chocolate covered cherry, sour taste but much smoother on the finish. We both agreed that even though we both like our whiskies chilled we would rather drink this one straight from the bottle.
How much: the Old Elk Straight bourbon was 70 while the Sour Mash will run you about 80.
Curt Richardson is the one behind Old Elk and also the visionary behind the Otter Box. He worked with MGP and with a specific Master Distiller, Greg Metze. After creating many recipes and mashbills for Old Elk, Curt hired Greg to come work at Old Elk and you now see his signature on all the bottles.