Elmer T. Lee 90th Birthday Edition Single Barrel Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
Elmer T. Lee 90th Birthday Edition Single Barrel Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
Elmer T. Lee
90th Birthday Edition Single Barrel Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
Type
Bourbon
Proof
90
medium
Country
United States
Region
Kentucky
Bottle Profile
allocated Allocated
collectible Collectible
gift Gift
Bourbon Bourbon
whiskey Whiskey
Taste Profile
toffee Toffee
sweet Sweet
herbs Herbs
citrus Citrus
spices Spices
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Beyond the Name

Elmer T. Lee is a bourbon brand from the portfolio of Age International, the company formed by former Fleischmann's Distilling director's, Bob Baranaskas and Ferdie Falke. They had approached Schenley in the early 1980s with a view to purchasing its Old Charter brand, but were instead offered Ancient Age and the George T. Stagg distillery where it was produced.

The deal was completed in 1983, two years before the retirement of George T. Stagg master distiller, Elmer T. Lee, who had served there for 36 years, working his way from the bottom up. One of his final pioneering triumphs before doing so was the introduction of mass produced single barrel bourbon through the creation of the Blanton's brand in 1984. In a fitting tribute, the following year saw the distillery launch the Elmer T. Lee single barrel in his honour. At the time of his death in 2013, Elmer was one of only two living master distillers with a bourbon named after them.

The popularity of these products was particularly high in Japan, coinciding with a market boom for American whiskey there in the 1980s. In 1991, with Age International in some financial trouble, a Japanese company called Takaro Shuzo stepped in and acquired a 22.5% stake in the company. In an unusual series of events, they then scuppered a deal the following year that was to see the remaining shares sold to Heublein (a subsidiary of Grand Metropolitan). Their deal the year before had included a 30 day right of refusal to purchase the shares for themselves should they be put up for sale. With the deal all but done, the Japanese company stepped in on the final day of the window to acquire full control of the company. As it turned out, their only interest was in the brands, and they had used the 30 days to negotiate a deal with the Sazerac Company of  New Orleans. This saw the American company take ownership of the distillery (which they renamed Buffalo Trace in 1999), as well as the exclusive production and US distribution rights for the Age International labels. This is an arrangement that is still in place today.

Interestingly, the Buffalo Trace name is borrowed from the DBA ("doing business as") name that Age International used to bottle Elmer T. Lee in the 1980s and 1990s.

Elmer T. Lee 90th Birthday Edition Single Barrel Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
Brand History
Elmer T. Lee 90th Birthday Edition Single Barrel Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
Nestled in the heart of Kentucky's bourbon country, the Elmer T. Lee Distillery stands as a testament to the legacy of one of America's most esteemed whiskey craftsmen. With a rich history dating back decades, the distillery embodies a commitment to excellence and tradition in every drop of its meticulously crafted spirits.

The story of the Elmer T. Lee Distillery begins with its namesake, Elmer T. Lee, a legendary figure in the world of bourbon. Known for his keen palate and unwavering dedication to quality, Elmer T. Lee revolutionized the industry with his innovative approach to whiskey making. Inspired by the rolling hills and fertile soil of Kentucky, he set out to create spirits that would capture the essence of the region's rich heritage.

Established on principles of craftsmanship and integrity, the Elmer T. Lee Distillery continues to honor its founder's vision to this day. Each batch of bourbon is crafted with the utmost care, using only the finest ingredients and time-honored techniques passed down through generations. From the selection of grains to the aging process in charred oak barrels, every step of production is carefully overseen to ensure the signature flavor and character that aficionados have come to expect.

Beyond its commitment to quality, the Elmer T. Lee Distillery remains deeply rooted in its community, serving as a beacon of tradition and pride for generations of bourbon enthusiasts. Visitors to the distillery are welcomed with open arms, invited to explore its historic grounds and witness firsthand the artistry that goes into every bottle.

At the Elmer T. Lee Distillery, the spirit of innovation and reverence for tradition converge, resulting in bourbons of unparalleled distinction and flavor. From the first sip to the last, each glass tells a story of craftsmanship, passion, and the timeless allure of Kentucky bourbon.
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At El Cerrito Liquor, we take pride in packing your bottles with utmost care to ensure they reach you safely. Our dedicated packaging team uses premium and eco-friendly materials, including custom-fit boxes and protective wraps, tailored to each bottle's unique shape. Tamper-resistant seals and secure closures are applied, and packages are labeled clearly, including fragile indicators when needed. We want you to receive your order in perfect condition, ready to be enjoyed. Our commitment to meticulous packaging reflects our dedication to providing a premium and reliable online shopping experience for our valued customers.
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El Cerritol Liquor takes the security and reliability of our deliveries seriously, which is why we partner with trusted carriers to ensure the safe transportation of our products. These carriers are carefully selected based on their established track record of excellence in the industry, guaranteeing that our customers receive their orders promptly and securely.Our collaboration with these carriers goes beyond mere logistics. It's founded on a shared commitment to professionalism, efficiency, and adherence to strict safety standards. By entrusting our shipments to these reputable partners, we can confidently deliver on our promise of quality service to our customers.
Sustainable Packaging
At El Cerritol Liquor, sustainability is at the forefront of our packaging choices. We prioritize recyclable and biodegradable materials, ensuring our packaging minimizes waste and reduces our environmental footprint. By collaborating with eco-conscious partners, we're committed to delivering high-quality products while upholding our responsibility to the planet. Join us in our mission to make a positive impact through sustainable practices, one bottle at a time.
Packed with Care
El Cerritol Liquor takes the security and reliability of our deliveries seriously, which is why we partner with trusted carriers to ensure the safe transportation of our products. These carriers are carefully selected based on their established track record of excellence in the industry, guaranteeing that our customers receive their orders promptly and securely.Our collaboration with these carriers goes beyond mere logistics. It's founded on a shared commitment to professionalism, efficiency, and adherence to strict safety standards. By entrusting our shipments to these reputable partners, we can confidently deliver on our promise of quality service to our customers.
Safe Delivery
El Cerritol Liquor takes the security and reliability of our deliveries seriously, which is why we partner with trusted carriers to ensure the safe transportation of our products. These carriers are carefully selected based on their established track record of excellence in the industry, guaranteeing that our customers receive their orders promptly and securely.Our collaboration with these carriers goes beyond mere logistics. It's founded on a shared commitment to professionalism, efficiency, and adherence to strict safety standards. By entrusting our shipments to these reputable partners, we can confidently deliver on our promise of quality service to our customers.
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Elmer T. Lee 90th Birthday Edition Single Barrel Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey
Elmer T. Lee 90th Birthday Edition Single Barrel Sour Mash Bourbon Whiskey