New to the OU: Spirit Lovers’ Dream Marriage – Old Elk Distillery Introduces Nooku Bourbon Cream

Curt and Nancy Richardson, the husband and wife founders of OtterBox and Blue Ocean Enterprises, are the masterminds of one of the spirit world’s most unique offerings – the first true bourbon cream called Nooku.

When it comes to spirits manufacturing, Old Elk Distilleries, a Colorado-based distiller of premium spirits, prides itself on innovation. And they never disappoint.

A rewarding blend of bourbon whiskey and fresh dairy cream, Nooku features spicy vanilla and toffee aromas, caramel flavor and a hearty burst of bourbon finish. All that plus OU Kosher certification makes this coveted libation the only spirit of its kind.

Nooku is a Native American name for the white snowshoe rabbit, a fast and bold, yet soft and smooth animal, known for its lush coat and lightning speed. The same juxtaposition exists in Nooku – a deliciously harmonious marriage mixing all the strength of bourbon with the delicate qualities of sumptuous cream, without artificial coloring, flavoring or added sugar. That’s precisely what makes Nooku a winning, one-of-a-kind spirit.

The Nooku production begins with Old Elk’s straight bourbon, a high-malted barley-mash bill matured in fresh white oak
barrels. Aged for a minimum of two years, the Old Elk bourbon merges with dairy cream from Creamy Creations, located in Batavia, NY – an FDA-approved facility. All inbound liquid to this facility must be OU-certified.

Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, Blue Ocean was launched by the Richardson couple to support emerging businesses, create jobs, and to make a positive and lasting impact on the community. They look forward to opening a state-of-the-art facility in the River District of Fort Collins in 2017.

“Fort Collins is known for its spirits and we’re proud to be using our Colorado barrel-aged bourbon in Nooku,” says Chris Silber, manager of distilling at Old Elk Distillery. After crafting several recipes to find the perfect balance of bourbon and cream, the company is delighted to share this unique and satisfying spirit with Coloradans. “We encourage them to enjoy Nooku on ice and in cocktails. Truth is, it’s a delicious enhancer to any recipe.”

Nooku is categorized as a distilled spirit specialty and available at retail stores, restaurants and bars across Colorado. For more information, visit