Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon
Bourbon /45% ABV / Kentucky, United States
- Kentucky, United States
Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, this whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards of Elmer T. Lee himself. Perfectly balanced and rich, as declared by the man who knows how great bourbon should taste. Tasting Notes: The nose brings notes of clove, vanilla, and old leather. The flavor balances fruit, honey and vanilla with a light spiciness. A long and warm finish. Awards: 2020 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 Silver Medal - World Whiskies Awards 2019 Silver Medal - New York World Spirits Competition 2019 Best in Class Gold Medal - Whiskies of the World 2019 Silver Medal - North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition 2019 Gold Medal - Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2019 MASTER - American Whiskey Masters 2019 Double Gold Medal - San Francisco World Spirits CompetitionView all products by Elmer T. LeeCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Because of the liquor’s aging process variation, bourbon’s colors range from light amber to dark caramel and each bottle must contain at least 40% ABV. Bourbon can only be called bourbon if it’s aged in an oak barrel; barrels must be new and are pre-charred to help the liquid extract as much flavor as possible from the wood.
While both whiskey and bourbon are made from the same base ingredients (a predominantly corn mash, yeast and water), a spirit can only be called bourbon if it’s crafted in the United States, surpasses a minimum 40% ABV and is aged in new, charred, white oak barrels. Bourbons are generally on the younger side of the whiskey family (compared to older whiskies like scotch) and thus deliver a sweeter profile.
Raise a glass to science: While rye, barley and wheat all contain the gluten protein, the actual gluten is removed during the bourbon’s distillation process, in which the gluten molecules are separated from the actual distillate used to make the final product.