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  1. #71
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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    Great! I too just picked up a bottle. I wonder if this is a bad batch or something. I haven't opened mine so hopefully it won't have the 2x4, earthy dirt floor taste.
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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I just wiped out a bottle of ETL last night, one from Binny's, and it was superb.
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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I broke down and opened up the ETL. Happy to say that I didn't find any woodiness but a pleasant, sweet start and finish. Very nice....I had it with homemade apple pie....
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  4. #74
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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I'm with Crispy. I have one of the Binny's selections and I think it's terrific. It reminds me of Buffalo Trace only more so. It's interesting that Elmer is the same guy who selected Blanton's, a very different whiskey. Since BT and ETL are different mash bills, this is all about wood and, I think, the peculiar microclimate of BT's location.

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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I think I got a bottle from a bad batch as well. My bottle is definitley more like paint thinner than bourbon.

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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I just had a second pour from my bottle. I think there is something going on with the current batches. This is one of the worst bourbons, I've ever had. Buyer beware, in many locations it may be wise to wait a while before purchasing any more ETL.

    Edit: I want to clarify that my feelings are on this specific bottling I have or even a specific barrel. Not the ETL product in general.
    Last edited by TimmyBoston; 04-12-2007 at 17:05.
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  7. #77
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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    Has anyone have a bad experience with the Binny's ETL bottling? If not, it sounds like this version might be the right one to buy for now.

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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by heatmiser View Post
    Has anyone have a bad experience with the Binny's ETL bottling? If not, it sounds like this version might be the right one to buy for now.
    My bottle was Not from Binny's. That one probably is the one to buy.
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  9. #79
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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I've purchased three lately from Bevmo in SoCal. The most recent a month ago. It tastes fine to me. The one I did not like was a store specific version at a competing retailer.
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  10. #80
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    Re: BOTM, 1/06: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel

    I received a Binny's bottle about two weeks ago. No complaints here.
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