Elmer T. Lee Bourbon – Review

Elmer T. Lee BourbonElmer T. Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

90 Proof

Price Point: $30 – $40 for 750 ML

Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery



Elmer T. Lee is named after a previous Master Distiller from the Buffalo Trace Distillery.  His namesake whiskey is a single barrel bourbon, honoring the man who created the “first modern single barrel bourbon“.  We all know of the quality that has come out of the Buffalo Trace Distillery for many years, and this bourbon is surely a testament to the hard work that Mr. Lee invested during his time there.



Elmer T. Lee has the typical “sour mash” nose – buttery and sweet.  It is a little harsh if breathed in too quickly.  Not the best nose here; pretty standard.

The taste is really very good.  It has a sweetness reminiscent of Eagle Rare, with a very nice balance, including vanilla and honey.

The finish on Elmer T. Lee is long and warming.  Perfect for a bourbon on a summer day.


Rating & Recommendations

Elmer T. Lee is a solid bourbon earning a rating of 82 out of 100.

There’s nothing overly exciting with this whiskey; just another solid bourbon with no major problems or flaws.



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