This Limited Whiskey Honors The Very First Single Barrel Bourbon

Aug 12, 2019

Category: Vices

Elmer T. Lee is not a household name. But if you’re a fan of bourbon, you should definitely know who he is. After all, we’re talking about the man that created the world’s first single barrel bourbon. Now, in honor of what would be his 100th birthday, Buffalo Trace is releasing a limited-edition whiskey to celebrate.

Called the Elmer T. Lee 100 Year Tribute Single Barrel Bourbon, this special release features the same mash bill and is the same age as the standard Elmer T. Lee bourbon, but is bottled at 100 proof — rather than the standard 90 — giving it just a bit more of a kick. It’s also said to be fairly complex but easy to drink, with notes of maple syrup, vanilla, coffee, and toasted oak. What’s even more special about this whiskey release, however, is that the proceeds will benefit Elmer’s local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), where he was a member until his death in 2013. If his story speaks to you or you just appreciate a top-notch dram of bourbon, you can get your hands on a bottle for $100. But it won’t be around forever, so act quickly.

Purchase: $100

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