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- Distillery Bottling
- 45.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- Added on
- 18 Mar 2011 8:32 am
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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
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
Fruity-bitter-dry, medium-long, melon remains with eucalyptus, toffee and parched oak
- Interesting, very fruity bourbon. 85/86.
Orange, cantaloupe melon, apricot, raspberry, cherry, caramel, tobacco and mint. Funny, some notes that remind of a sherried single malt.
Orange, melon, nutmeg, citrus, peach, raspberry, oak, cherry, mint and vanilla.
Orange, raspberry, apricot, vanilla, caramel and green banana.
- Aroma: unusually fruity for a burboun, apricot, vanilla, oak
Taste: sweet, orange, oak, dry, slightly spicy
Finish: medium length, soft and round, spicy oak
- My first Kentucky Straight Bourbon contact - probably not my last ...
First comes an association with warm, sweet-and-buttery popcorn. Overall, the nose remains very sweet, malty.
The sweetness of the nose continues. The popcorn association also stays here, plus vanilla and honey. Maybe some baking cocoa. Has something.
develops surprisingly dry on the tongue, but otherwise rather round and soft.
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.
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.
Quite short and dry with some almond oil again and remaining tannins!
- Wonderful bourbon. Complex, soft and well balanced from start to finish.
- Easy drinking bourbon, that much is clear. And very
friendly priced (around 35 EUR).
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.
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.
The spicy finish is somewhat short and drying.