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Libation Review: Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Distillery: Buffalo Trace Mash Bill: Corn (Min. 51%), Rye, Barley ABV: 45% (90 Proof) In 1949, after serving in the United States Army, Elmer T. Lee paid a visit to the George Stagg Distillery in search of employment. Elmer was met by Col. Albert B. Blanton, President of George Stagg Distillery at the time, who spoke the famous line to Elmer, “Son, we’re not hiring any hands today.” Luckily for Elmer, Orville Schupp, who was the Supervising Engineer at the time, insisted that Elmer come…

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Stagg Jr. (2014)

It was 8am on November 23rd, 2013. I was one of the first people to enter my local Total Wine and I was on a strict mission: leave with a bottle of the coveted George T. Stagg Bourbon. I accomplished my mission successfully on that beautiful Las Vegas morning, all it took was a lot of phone calls, placing my name on countless waiting lists, coming into the office an hour late and a little under $100 but I was unrepentant. To most people, this sort of dedication seems absolutely…

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Libation Review: Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof (2013)

“Crafted from hand-selected barrels, this bourbon is bottled directly from the barrel; uncut and unfiltered at more than 125 proof. It reflects the way whiskey was produced in the days before Prohibition, when Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was the owner of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Drawn from barrels aged in warehouses constructed over a century ago under Taylor’s watchful eye, the taste is smooth, yet powerful and uncompromising, just like its namesake.” -(www.buffalotracedistillery.com) Hailing from Buffalo Trace, one of the foremost distiller’s of our day and age, Colonel E.H. Taylor delivers…

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