Elmer T. Lee

Elmer T. Lee

Paid: $50 for 750ml

Distilled / Owned By: Buffalo Trace / Sazerac

Region: Kentucky

45% ABV

Aged For: Minimum 4 years

Mashbill: Buffalo Trace Mashbill #2

Cask Type: New charred oak, Char #4

Chill Filtered: I think no, but don’t quote me on that

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn




Color: Copper

Nose: Sweet toffee, vanilla, rich oak, and leather. A touch of nutmeg.

Taste: Starts with vanilla and caramel and then proceeds into cinnamon and gingerbread. Just the right balance between sweet and spicy.

Finish: Not that warm but medium length. Sweet corn and light bodied cigar tobacco.

Overall: This was what I was looking for when I picked up my first bottle of Blanton’s. Same mash bill, but apparently, the barrel and location have made all the difference for me. This addresses what I disliked with the Blanton’s, or perhaps that’s just the variation you get with single barrel products.

Score: 86 out of 100

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