Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
  • Single cask? Yes
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • vanilla
  • citrus peel
  • sweet
  • oak
  • bitter
  • leather
  • candy
  • marzipan

Elmer T. Lee

Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (0.75l, 45%)
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Character Goatson
Honouring the father of Single Barrels. RIP (1919 - 2013). 
 
The Buffalo Trace Distillery which is located in Frankfort, Kentucky has been making Bourbon Whiskey for over 200 years. In all these years they've never stopped producing Whiskey - not even in the days of Prohibition, when they were allowed to produce "medicinal" Whiskey, khm. In the past decade Buffalo Trace has won more awards than any other distillery in the World, including seven "Distillery of the Year" titles.
 
The Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon is named after Buffalo Trace master distiller Elmer T. Lee, a WWII veteran and the father of single barrel bottling. Lee had worked at the distillery for over 4 decades and continued selecting the barrels even after retirement. He’s recently passed away, but left behind a legacy worth retelling.  
 
Lee’s single barrel Bourbon is bottled from an individual ageing barrel, not from the blend of many. It has no age statement, but it is assumed the average age is 9-14 years.  Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon has won Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2013, and countless others over the years. 
 
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Buffalo Trace
  • Age 9 Year Old
  • Style Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Alcohol 45%
  • Single cask? Yes
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Colour
Amber Gold.
 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Sweet and rich. Maple syrup, brown sugar, citrus peel, honey, old leather and walnuts. Notes of clover and vanilla.
 
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Honey, vanilla, light spices, notes of bitter orange, lemon candy and marzipan. Warm and balanced.
 
Finish
Long, warm, with remnants of honey, citrus and lingering oak spiciness.
 
Comment 
A fantastically balanced Bourbon, great value for the money - fantastic for beginners and veterans alike. A must-have Bourbon. 
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  • honey
  • vanilla
  • citrus peel
  • sweet
  • oak
  • bitter
  • leather
  • candy
  • marzipan
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Bourbon must be made from a grain mixture that is at least 51% corn.
The Buffalo Trace Distillery was one of the few production facilities that was allowed to remain in operation during Prohibition for "medicinal purposes."
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
Bourbon matures quicker than Scotch due to higher temperatures in American warehouses.
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
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