Last in our trio of bourbon’s at 1602 Dundas was a dram from Buffalo Trace distillery in Kentucky who produce Blanton’s, W. L. Weller, E. H. Taylor and Buffalo Trace among others. Elmer T Lee is named after their Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee.
- And what did we find?
- Nose – Sweet mash, fruity cinnamon spice, over ripe fruits
- Palate – Grape, raisins, bitter dry oaky, spicy
- Finish – Slow bitter finish
Elmer T Lee has the clear and unmistakable stamp of Kentucky Bourbon character – lots of fruit, spice, bold and impossible to ignore.
While we split a 30 ml shot, a 750 ml bottle can be purchased at a Toronto LCBO for CND 54.95. Here what they have to say…
- LCBO’s Tasting & Serving Notes
Complex and addictive. Scents of cinnamon, hazelnuts, and dried fruit precede big flavors: cinnamon spice, raisinated and plummy, like Madeira or Sherry. Long finish, with a bit of a bite. Score – 97. (Kara Newman, Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2010).
Bourbon’s sampled at 1602 Dundas in Toronto in September 2017:
- Black Maple Hill Kentucky Straight Bourbon 47.5%
- Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon 40%
- Elmer T Lee Kentucky Bourbon 45% – This post
Other forays into American whiskies from Buffalo Trace:
- Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon
- Buffalo Trace
- Col E. H. Taylor Small Batch + Barrel Proof
- WL Weller Special Reserve
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