Elmer T. Lee Bourbon Whiskey
90 proof "Rye Recipe" Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Medium gold in color; the nose brings notes of butterscotch, clover, vanilla and old leather. The big body bears a palate with an almost wine-like character that balances intense fruits, honey and vanilla with a light spiciness that shows off the distiller's craft. The finish is long and warm.
By the time Elmer retired in 1985, he had sparked a revolution in Bourbon that is probably partially responsible for the wild success of Bourbon today: he introduced the first single-barrel Bourbon since the time when Bourbon was sold to consumers by the barrel, honoring Col. Blanton by naming it Blanton’s Single Barrel. After he retired, Elmer himself was honored with a single barrel Bourbon bearing his name, using the same mash bill as Blanton’s but aged around nine years instead of six years for Blanton’s. Although he had officially retired, Elmer continued as Master Distiller Emeritus, and he helped select the barrels for his namesake brand.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91