Review #83 | /r/Bourbon Review #45 – Elmer T. Lee (2015)
The Schtick: This is a Mashbill #2 product from Buffalo Trace.
Distiller: Buffalo Trace
Bottler: Buffalo Trace
ABV: 45% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Sweet vanilla, custard, light floral fruit and very, very mild cinnamon.
Taste: Vanilla, sugary sweet, some spice and mild fruit. Not terribly complex.
Finish: Short and mild. It’s not a bad finish but it doesn’t have a ton of character. Really light and sweet.
Overall: This is a good entry level bourbon. It’s sweet, gentle and completely approachable. I can understand why it has become fairly hyped – the combination of complete inoffensiveness and some perceived level of rarity makes this bottle ideal for people to add to their collections. At the end of the day, though, it’s just a fine dram, and nothing more.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect