Thought I'd take care of his heel and finally review it. Elmer T. Lee was Master Distiller at Buffalo Trace, having joined in the 1940s when it was called the George T. Stagg Distillery. This single barrel bourbon is named in his honour; but no barrel number is given, and is bottled at 45% ABV. Bottle code is L191010123:06K.
The colour is a deep amber. On the nose it's tobacco, burnt sugar, toasted almonds and leather. Nutmeg. Overripe peaches. Chili powder. Wood smoke with water. Elegant but with just enough power.
The palate is spicy with brown sugar, baked apples, cumin and dark honey. Gets spicier with time. Silky mouthfeel. Figs. Water gives it more delicacy somehow. Classic bourbon.
The finish is ashen and oaky with milder spices, mint and juniper. Don't know what else to say except this is simply great bourbon - elegant, powerful, sweet, fruity, spicy and silky.