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Gillman
12-02-2004, 18:24
Tidbit of information from Single Minded, a "whisky journal" put out by the people who organised the recent Spirit of Toronto whisky tasting. Elmer T. Lee is sourced from barrels aged partly in Warehouse C of Sazerac Brands built in 1885 of brick but using Kentucky River marble for the first 20 feet of the walls.

Are any other distilleries constructed of such a rare item as marble? I always thought Elmer T. Lee had a fine mineral-like taste, now I know why. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Gary

wrbriggs
12-02-2004, 18:28
Can't comment on the warehouse piece of this, but I can concur that Elmer T. Lee is a fine, fine bourbon!

Ken Weber
12-03-2004, 13:53
Uh, I think perhaps the grandeur of Warehouse C has been somewhat exagerated. The first 15 - 20 feet of the building is Kentucky River Mable. You may know this geologic formation better as Limestone! Sorry for the confusion.

Ken

Gillman
12-03-2004, 13:59
Hey Ken sell the sizzle and the steak. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Gary