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JohnHansell
07-28-2009, 11:10
Hi guys. Elmer T. Lee, Master Distilller Emeritus of the (now) Buffalo Trace distillery, a true living legend, and man who has his own bourbon named after him, is turning 90 years old in a couple of weeks. There's going to be a small party for him and I'm flying down to be there.

I just posted on my blog (http://blog.maltadvocate.com/2009/07/28/elmer-t-lee-is-turning-90-wish-him-a-happy-birthday/)where you can wish Elmer a Happy Birthday and say a word or two if you want. I'm going to take all your well wishes with me and see that he gets them. I thought maybe my fellow American Whiskey drinkers here at SB.com might want to say something. Thanks!

DeanSheen
07-28-2009, 11:29
Nice. Enjoy the event.

etohchem
07-28-2009, 11:52
BTW, the party is a SURPRISE for Elmer, so if anyone emails him directly please don't mention the party.

Etohchem

JohnHansell
07-28-2009, 13:40
BTW, the party is a SURPRISE for Elmer, so if anyone emails him directly please don't mention the party.

Etohchem

Actually, I checked with the BT folks. Elmer knows there having a party for him, (but maybe not certain aspects of it) so we're okay.

Josh
07-28-2009, 13:46
Thanks for the tip John!

fishnbowljoe
07-28-2009, 15:36
Thanks John. This is a nice thing you're doing. I'll be sure to send my greetings along. Keep up the good work. Joe

TNbourbon
07-28-2009, 16:30
During my years of 'bourboneering', one of the special occasions and memories is the day a group of us joined Elmer to select a couple of barrels for private bottling of his namesake bourbon. When the group split its decision on a favorite, we had the honor of allowing Elmer to cast a deciding vote.
Like almost everybody that day, I made sure I had a picture taken with the master:
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Best wishes, Elmer, :toast: and great thanks for your lifetime of dedication and accomplishment for bourbon and American whiskey.
9211

Stones
07-28-2009, 16:46
What a generous devotee to the bourbon industry - 90 cheers to Elmer! :toast:

BourbonJoe
07-29-2009, 04:59
Happy Birthday Elmer. I hope you have many more.
Joe :usflag:


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DrinkyBanjo
07-29-2009, 06:10
Happy Birthday Elmer. I hope you have many more.
Joe :usflag:


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A true gentleman, I shared a dram of his signature spirit with him once. A great experience.

Sijan
07-29-2009, 07:05
Thanks very much for letting us know, John. I have written a birthday post for Elmer on your blog.

It has been an honor to meet him at WhiskyFest and other events. He has always been very personable. And Elmer T. Lee bourbon has been a personal favorite of mine since I first began drinking bourbon.

JohnHansell
07-29-2009, 08:28
Thanks very much for letting us know, John. I have written a birthday post for Elmer on your blog.

It has been an honor to meet him at WhiskyFest and other events. He has always been very personable. And Elmer T. Lee bourbon has been a personal favorite of mine since I first began drinking bourbon.

It's my pleasure. It's sad that we never really got to do this for Booker Noe. Not formally, anyway. I'm glad we can do this for Elmer.

p_elliott
07-29-2009, 08:42
Happy birthday Elmer:icon_pidu:

whskylvr
08-05-2009, 20:47
HAPPY 90th BIRTHDAY!! :grin: :grin: :grin:
Elmer
August 5, 2009

Enjoy the bottle
(enclosed is a pic for everyone to see)
hand etched & hand painted in 22kt gold

Looking forward to meeting you one day.

Thank you for all you have done for the bourbon industry!!

OscarV
08-06-2009, 14:17
Dave, where did you get that bottle?
Is it distributed nationally?

HighTower
08-06-2009, 16:14
That is one cool bottle!

Scott

Tennessee Dave
08-06-2009, 17:52
Mr. Lee wishing you all the best and a grand and Happy Birthday:grin:

whskylvr
08-06-2009, 20:01
OscarV and Hightower

Thank you for the complement.

I etched and painted the bottle myself. Shipped it to Kentucky to the
BT Distillery and one of the people working at the distillery is giving it to Elmer at his party tomorrow. I am hoping to get a picture with Elmer holding the bottle. I will post a picture if I get a copy.

DowntownD
08-06-2009, 20:28
As ETL is one of my absolute favorite whiskeys it was my pleasure to leave a note on the blog, thanks for the heads-up.

And that bottle is cool... ;)

Sijan
08-10-2009, 14:50
OscarV and Hightower

Thank you for the complement.

I etched and painted the bottle myself. Shipped it to Kentucky to the
BT Distillery and one of the people working at the distillery is giving it to Elmer at his party tomorrow. I am hoping to get a picture with Elmer holding the bottle. I will post a picture if I get a copy.

Very, very cool. Did you get the pic?

whskylvr
08-10-2009, 16:22
No Pic yet!! :skep: :skep:

Anxiously waiting.

mobourbon
08-10-2009, 19:55
No Pic yet!! :skep: :skep:

Anxiously waiting.


The party for Elmer isn't until Thursday. So there won't be a pic until the end of the week.:cry:

whskylvr
08-10-2009, 19:59
Thanks Fred,

I thought it was this past Friday. Again thanks for all your help.

JohnHansell
08-11-2009, 11:47
Guys, actually the party is THIS Friday, not this Thursday (or last Friday). I'll be there.

smokinjoe
08-11-2009, 15:17
Guys, actually the party is THIS Friday, not this Thursday (or last Friday). I'll be there.

Are ya'll even sure it's his birthday? ;)