Elmer T Lee
He’s back! Long awaited and much anticipated, Elmer T. Lee has returned to store shelves, even if it’s just for a short while. Today, The Bourbon Guys were fortunate enough to lay our hands on a bottle of 1919-2013 Elmer T. Lee, Single Barrel, Sour Mash, Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey! A commemorative, limited edition, this offering comes in at 93 proof (in honor of Elmer’s 93 years spent making this world a better place), slightly higher than the traditional Elmer T. Lee. At just a couple of dollars more than its 90 proof brother, 1919-2013 is worthy of a far higher price tag. Continue reading
So you say you want good bourbon?
So you say you want to meet others who appreciate good bourbon?
So you say you want the inside scoop on what’s coming next in the world of bourbon?
Well The Bourbon Guys have news for you!
We are excited to tell you about the 2nd meeting of The Bourbon Society of Greater Cincinnati, an organization dedicated to providing a forum for people who love bourbon to connect and collaborate. Hosted by Todd Carnes, Chad Finni, Marc Collins and Butch Wilburn, the upcoming meeting will be held on April 14, 2014 at Summit Hills Country Club in Crestview Hills, KY, just 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. The Bourbon Guys were fortunate enough to catch the very first meeting of The Society, and what a great night it was. Continue reading
Over the past year, The Bourbon Guys have had the honor of tasting many great and different bourbons. As a follow up to last year’s “Sweet 16 of American Whiskey” we have decided to share our list of Sweet Sixteen Bourbons for 2013 and 2014. Once again we also wanted to release this list in honor of March Madness. We see this as fitting because it’s the start of the NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 and because we are likely to stir up a little “Madness” with our choices. Continue reading
If you’re reading this you are probably well aware that bourbon is booming. The spirit is seeing a renaissance of incredible magnitude. But how has the recent bourbon boom affected us short term and how will it affect us long term? Continue reading
You all know the bourbon world lost a legend this week, but more importantly, the world lost a great man.
Yes, Elmer T. Lee was innovative, giving us the very first single barrel bourbon in Blanton’s, but Elmer (no “Mr. Lee” for this humble Kentucky gentleman) was more than a great maker of America’s spirit. He was a scholar, graduating from the University of Kentucky with honors in engineering, and he was a patriot, serving his country as bombadier in a B-29 over Japan during World War II. But with all he gave to us, perhaps his most notable achievement was that he was one heck of a nice guy! Rest, Elmer. We’ll all do our best to follow the example you set for us and take it from here.