Elmer T Lee Single Barrel Bourbon For Sale Delivered Worldwide Named after Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee, the man who originated the idea...View full details
Elmer T Lee
Elmer T. Lee. Elmer was an innovator and a truly unique personality in the whiskey world, he was the master distiller for 36 years, before retiring in 1985 and passing in 2013. Kentucky born and bred, Elmer joined the Distillery as a maintenance engineer in 1949 after serving as a Radar Bombardier in World War II and returning to earn an engineering degree at the University of Kentucky. Quickly rising to Plant Engineer, then Plant Superintendent and eventually the shared title of Plant Manager and Master Distiller, Elmer oversaw much of the Distillery’s modernisation and growth up until his retirement in 1985. In 1984, Elmer introduced the world’s first single-barrel bourbon, Blanton’s Single Barrel. Not long thereafter, Elmer himself was honoured with his own single-barrel namesake. Both bourbons have been the recipient of the highest worldwide acclaim and honours since. Elmer T. Lee whiskey is hand selected and bottled to the taste and standards of the late Elmer T. Lee himself.