Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 54
  1. #1
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    4,474

    BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I know ETL has been BOTM before, but it's been a few years. Besides, I thought it would be kind of a nice way for us to honor and remember Elmer T.


    My thoughts.... I really like ETL. One darn good bourbon if you ask me. I taste a few different things when I have a pour of ETL. The last bottle I had, had the usual sweet, nutty caramel flavor, but there was also a very slight hint of cocoa way back in the background. There was also a touch of spice, a la brown sugar/cinnamon.

    At the start, the nutty, caramel sweetness is well apparent and inviting. The mid palate starts a gentle warming, and is also where the cocoa flavor became apparent to me. The finish is a continuance of the mid-palate warming, and also where the spice, brown sugar/cinnamon shows itself. Good from start to finish. Nicely balanced too. Like I said before, one darned good bourbon if you ask me. It probably should be added to the list of good value pours.

    So let's here what you all have to say. Cheers to you, and cheers to Elmer T.
    " I never met a Weller I didn't like"

  2. #2
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Louisville, ky
    Posts
    1,194

    BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    ETL was my first really drinkable bourbon when I was just getting into bourbon a few years back. No Coke, no piles of ice and the whole time I was shocked and impressed.

    Sweet yet balanced taste, no burn and made me want to have another pour.

    Hopefully they keep it cranking after his passing.

  3. #3
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    NWGA
    Posts
    1,877

    Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    Yes, love my ETL neet.

  4. #4
    Virtuoso
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    Posts
    1,474

    BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I didn't try ETL until early this year. I don't look for or prefer bourbons that are "smooth" but the bottles of ETL I've had are probably the smoothest bourbons I've ever tasted. Just a delicious, approachable, friendly whiskey. A bourbon for everyone, but not for the lowest common denominator.

  5. #5
    Advanced Taster
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Buford, GA
    Posts
    151

    Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I will have to agree. I initially tried this in Louisville at the Silver Dollar Cafe and wasn't really impressed. Recently, I passed through Paducah and sampled a single barrel selection at Roof Bros. Consider me converted! I bought two bottles...along with a whole bunch of other whiskey and beer.

  6. #6
    Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    2,496

    Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    My favorite current production ryed bourbon. I love it!
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

  7. #7
    Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Jackson, MS
    Posts
    12,372

    Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    For me Blantons is more complex and Rock Hill Farms has a bit better flavor but Elmer T. does right well.

  8. #8
    Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    2,496

    Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    Those are still on my list to try for sure Squire. The RHF I had was undrinkable (tainted) and I haven't opened my bottle of Blanton's yet.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

  9. #9
    Disciple
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    MOLINE,IL
    Posts
    1,776

    Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    ETL is a bottle that always graces my shelves and have always been a fan,the 15yr SV bottling nothing short if epic and the 90th Birthday Edition was also pretty damn good.May his name live on through the label for a great many years and I would love to see BT release a commemorative bottle in his honor.
    "To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
    Larry Wachowski

  10. #10
    Guru
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    2,496

    Re: BOTM 8/13: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I know this has been asked many times and I have seen several answers, but does anyone know the average age of ETL? I've seen answers from 4-14yrs. No way it's just 4. My guess is that it's similar to BT 8-9yrs.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel
    By jeff in forum Straight Bourbon Of The Month
    Replies: 95
    Last Post: 05-01-2007, 10:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top