Insider knowledge: Elmer T Lee Single Barrel whiskey is named whiskey by virtue of the fact it's from America. If distilled in Scotland the spelling would be Elmer T Lee Single Barrel whisky, as opposed to whiskey.
Nose: Nutty and oaked. Herbal, buttery toffee.
Palate: Sweet and supple, toffee, citrus, oak, char.
Finish: Dry, oaky spices.
When I first nosed this, I was surprised. Sweet and sour, bitter and herbal, light spices. First taste, much the same. I was a little disappointed due to it's initial lack of sweetness, even with the complexity that is immediately present. More savory than sweet. On my third try of the stuff, I added less than a teaspoon into 1 oz of the spirit and waited a few minutes. EUREKA! Sweetness came out, sourness mixed with the spices, and it became the great whiskey I was expecting. I almost always drink my whisky neat but for this drink I am going for a dash of h2o.
20th September 2014
I felt lucky to get a bottle. I had high expectations, I was not dissapointed. Immediately: Very high quality, gentle and sweet. lovely nose. sweet gentle arrival and sweet broad, big, rich development, long lingering finish.
Only buy this if you like a rather sweet toffee flavored gentle whisky, I do.
8th August 2014
I feel like I was reborn as a Komodo Dragon, breathing a light firey aroma of caramel, marshmellow and faint cocoa. Dr. Elmer T. Lee infused smore-like brilliance into a whisky best enjoyed next to a solitary campfire, with the loneliness of the desert wind to keep you company.
3rd May 2014
Flavors are not burned away, lightly sweet, flavors change with serving temperatures. Room temperature to 0 degree F. Excellent. A toast to your amazing life, Elmer T Lee . Thank you!
27th April 2014
Had this at a pub, so not sure how long it was opened. Very easy to drink and has a natural sweetness about it with medium complexity.
20th February 2014
One of the best soour mash bourbons ever made, simple as..
7th October 2013
Strong right out of the bottle, it's best to let sit for a good 10min and the scent of oak, cinnamon, caramel, & roasted marshmallow fills the air. This bourbon is sweet and finishes smooth. A little afraid to give this such a high review as I'm hoping to continue to be able to purchase at my local store. I've been told it's already a semi-difficult bottle to find.
25th January 2013