Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

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Distillery Bottling
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
18 Mar 2011 8:32 am
UncoloredSingle Cask Whisky

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€ 504.54

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Whisky Reviews for Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.89 points

  1. Kostya scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    One of the best bourbons I tasted so far. Was lucky enough to get a bottle from time when the barrels for this bourbon were selected by master distiller Elmer T Lee. A very rich and complex aroma and taste. 

  2. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A surprising Bourbon, not as extreme as some, but very subtle in its slightly more exotic fruitiness in connection with its typical bourbon notes, 2-5% more would have been ideal for me as a starchy lover.
    • Nose
      Agree with my prescriptions here, an unusual nose for a bourbon. Fruity, but also creamy. Melon (water and honey melon at the same time), banana, some bright orange, apricot, a lot of honey and toffee but also, you can see that it is a bourbon. Touch eucalyptus and florality, very nice everything.
    • Taste
      But quite spicy first for 45%, came unexpectedly, but then comes directly from the honeydew melon from the nose, apricot, nettle melon, some banana, the menthol / eucalyptus and a little anise is also there, but both very delicious integrated with the fruit, in addition Cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee, honey, vanilla, a hint of spicy oak I mentioned at the beginning, but everything was very round and delicious, in hindsight, almost a few% too few.
    • Finish
      Fruity-bitter-dry, medium-long, melon remains with eucalyptus, toffee and parched oak

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Interesting, very fruity bourbon. 85/86.
    • Nose
      Orange, cantaloupe melon, apricot, raspberry, cherry, caramel, tobacco and mint. Funny, some notes that remind of a sherried single malt.
    • Taste
      Orange, melon, nutmeg, citrus, peach, raspberry, oak, cherry, mint and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Orange, raspberry, apricot, vanilla, caramel and green banana.

  5. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: unusually fruity for a burboun, apricot, vanilla, oak
    Taste: sweet, orange, oak, dry, slightly spicy
    Finish: medium length, soft and round, spicy oak

  6. Toschi did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    My first Kentucky Straight Bourbon contact - probably not my last ...
    • Nose
      First comes an association with warm, sweet-and-buttery popcorn. Overall, the nose remains very sweet, malty.
    • Taste
      The sweetness of the nose continues. The popcorn association also stays here, plus vanilla and honey. Maybe some baking cocoa. Has something.
    • Finish
      develops surprisingly dry on the tongue, but otherwise rather round and soft.

  7. Angelos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      When I first smelled this whiskey, I was wondering if I mixed it up with one of my Rums in my shelves again. Typical Toast and some dried apricots. I find many spices like coriander and some other typical spices you would use to bake bread (fennel and caraway). There is  some interesting toffee notes that you also find in other quality bourbons. It offers some currants and blueberries as well.
    • Taste
      Intense but not that sweet in comparison to the nose. The bitterness of olives and almond oil is appearant. Mild tannins from the oak with hints of cranberries.
    • Finish
      Quite short and dry with some almond oil again and remaining tannins!

  8. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful bourbon. Complex, soft and well balanced from start to finish.

  9. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Easy drinking bourbon, that much is clear. And very
    friendly priced (around 35 EUR).
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet on vanilla and butterscotch, a bit
      dry on leather and oak. Something that reminds me of nuts in the mix. The
      butterscotch evolves towards creamy toffee. Green garden herbs. Rather light,
      but well balanced.
    • Taste
      It is creamy and fruity on the palate. Think apricots,
      citrus, oranges and honey. Toffee returns. Quite
      a bit, in fact. This is rather fresh. Loads of
      vanilla, but also toasted oak that delivers quite a few spices.
    • Finish
      The spicy finish is somewhat short and drying.


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