Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute Single Barrel Sour Mash Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Elmer took a big risk creating a single barrel bourbon, but he hoped it would generate new interest in bourbon and revive the industry. At first Blanton’s wasn’t popular, and Elmer feared it may not take off. But today, I think it’s safe to say Elmer made a wise move.
Previous limited edition Elmer T. Lee expressions have included a 90th Birthday bottling and a Commemorative black label release to honor him after his passing in 2013. The Commemorative Elmer T. Lee was bottled at 93 proof as a nod to Lee’s age at the time of his death.
The one-time-only 100 Year Tribute release will have the same mash bill and age as the standard 90 proof Elmer T. Lee bourbon, but will be fittingly bottled at 100 proof. The distillery tells us to expect “the classic taste that Elmer would have loved, with a nose of maple syrup up front, a taste of creamy vanilla with berries, and a long finish of coffee, toasted oak, and vanilla.”