Monthly Archives: June 2014

Elmer T. Lee – The Bourbon Guide

Elmer T. Lee – A single barrel sour mash Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey.  The man himself was George T. Stagg Distillery’s first Master Distiller and started his career their when Col. Albert B. Blanton was their President.

(90 proof).

$32 for 750ml. Tasting was done on the rocks as our usual way.

Elmer T. Lee – The Bourbon Guide review

Ratings:

Rater Nose Alcohol Burn Taste Scale Overall Score
Jason Neutral B 2 90
Tripp Neutral B 3 92
Rater Comments
Jason This has been in my liquor cabinet for years.  Obviously not the same bottle!  We like this as it tastes good on the rocks but if you want to dress up a Manhattan or whiskey sour this works really well.  Also a great entry bourbon for any of your neophyte friends.
Tripp Caramel and smooth with an underlying alcohol burn that helps bring the sweetness to the front. A house staple for me that I keep on my shelf at all times.  You can drink this straight or you can mix as the price to quality ratio is great. I highly recommend buying a bottle of ETL.

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Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 yr. – The Bourbon Guide

Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 yr.– Distilled Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey aged a minimum of four years in charred oak casks.  Distilled from wheat in the fall of 1991 and is batch 12 bottle 1296 having been aged in Stitzel-Weller barrels.  Jefferson’s found aged whiskeys to bottle under the Jefferson’s Presidential label of various whiskies ages from 15 to even 30 years.

(94 proof).

$100 for 750ml. Tasting was done on the rocks as our usual way.

Jefferson’s Presidential Select 18 yr. – The Bourbon Guide review

Ratings:

Rater Nose Alcohol Burn Taste Scale Overall Score
Jason Unpleasant C -4 85
Tripp Unpleasant B -2 87
Rater Comments
Jason This causes your gums to tingle as you come to terms with the pepper while sipping this full bodied bourbon.  A good special occasion especially for those that like a more wooden earth flavored drink with some strong alcohol after taste.
Tripp Not worth the price but a definite keeper. If you get a chance to try it – do so, but let someone else pay for it.
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