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From what I believe to be a 2018 edition, this was part of a bottle split that was decanted and given to me by a friend.
Elmer T. Lee hails from Buffalo Trace Mashbill #2, the very same one that is responsible for Ancient age, Rock Hill farms and the now fever inducing Blanton's.
Nose: A touch spirity at first but not distracting, supple old oak, leather, tobacco, a touch of apples/plums. Pecans, hints of bbq pork and loads of brown sugar. Harmonious is the word that comes to mind.
Palate: Spicy, floral, leather, honey lemon lozenges and buttered bread. It does move into astringent territory but it's a welcome break from the richness.
Finish: Dry is the key word, dried fruit, dried flowers, dry oak. It's all the stuff from the nose and palate.
Blab: Silky, balanced, rich. This bourbon treads in familiar territory, you won't be surprised by what you taste here but it's all excellent. The proof is just right delivering enough punch but making it accessible and easily sippable.
I'd totally enjoy having a bottle of this. Is it worth chasing down and paying mad secondary price? I'll leave that up to you but I won't partake.