This goes along with Fishnbowl's post Joe, ACDetroit and I were all at the Barrel rolling contest when Tony says there is Elmer. I turn my head to the left and standing 2 feet behind us is Elmer and a friend. He was gracious enough to let us take pictures as you can see. ( I took the pictures) I hope the angels take as good of care of Elmer as they did his bourbon.
[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"
I had hoped this day would never come. Elmer was one of my main men.
Colonel Joseph B. "Bourbon Joe" Koch
"Bourbon.....It's cheaper than therapy!!"
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A great profile/ETL-guided tour from BT from a few years ago, for those who haven't seen it yet:
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Last edited by dmarkle; 07-18-2013 at 20:52.
Truly a legend and a genuinely nice man by all accounts. I really enjoyed the thought of him visiting the distillery weekly to personally select the whiskey that bears his name.
Elmer T. was the real deal. A true Kentucky gentleman who loved his work, cared for his friends, and lived life to the fullest, always wearing that signature smile.