Bourbon: Elmer T. Lee (Buffalo Trace/Sazerac)
Type: Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Proof: 90.0 (45% ABV)
Distilled at: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Nose: Light and balanced with honey, vanilla, clove and oak. Nothing overpowering or out of sync with this bourbon.
Palate: Vanilla and honey upfront that develops into caramelized peaches on top of maple syrup and dry oak.
Finish: A medium finish with just a bit of warmth. The flavor evolves into tobacco and black pepper with just a hint of dark fruit.
Geek Fact: It seemed fitting to honor a true Hall of Famer during Bourbon Heritage Month! Elmer T. Lee worked with bourbon from his first job at the George T. Stagg Distillery in 1949 until his passing in 2013. Among his hard earned achievements, he is lauded as being the individual to first introduce the "single barrel" concept by bringing Blanton's bourbon to market in 1984. After Lee officially retired in 1985, Buffalo Trace introduced a bourbon named in Lee's honor. Lee would personally select the barrels that became Elmer T. Lee bourbon well into the 90's. The hard-to-find bottle continues to receive award after award every year paying a fitting homage to the hard working, premium bourbon, creator. #Cheers!
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