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Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition Tasting notes and reviews

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Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition

Brand
Elmer T. Lee
Expression
Commemorative Edition
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
46.50%
Produced at
Buffalo Trace Distillery
Region
Kentucky
Availability
USA

Annabel Meikle

83
Nose
Intense and fizzy then soft nectar and brandy liqueur. Scented fruit potpourri and liquorice. With water pink confectionary sprung out, mallow, cherry cola and strawberry sherbet.
Palate
Strawberry ice cream with sugared rose petals. An amalgam of liquorice, plum and cherry syrup. Pink berries folded through meringue and Hubba Bubba bubble gum.
Finish
Plump, juicy confectionary sweetness. Is this flavoured?
Comment
Upfront, in your face and hard to dislike. If Dolly Parton was a whisky – it's this!

Neil Ridley

84
Nose
A sweet mash bill going on here. Some very tasty, soft sweet cream, fresh cherries, bags of vanilla and a hint of some earthy maltiness. Very well balanced indeed.
Palate
The cherries are hugely up front, with dark chocolate, warming spice (clove) fresh vanilla pods and a tingling spirit note underneath.
Finish
Fresh cherries and cream, sit nicely alongside a fragrant and slightly dry oak.
Comment
Broad shouldered and muscular, but a lighter side too. Like finding out Jean Claude Van Damme secretly uses moisturiser. Now there's an image to behold.
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