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Buffalo Trace Distillery Releases Elmer T. Lee Commemorative Edition Bourbon

Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 9.56.07 AMAfter 36 years of service to Buffalo Trace Distillery, Elmer T. Lee, the Master Distiller who created the world’s first single barrel bourbon in 1984, retired in 1985. Shortly after his retirement Elmer was honored with his own namesake single barrel bourbon.

In 2013 Elmer died just a few weeks shy of what would have been his 94th birthday. Now Buffalo Trace announces the release of a commemorative edition Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon at 93 proof, his age when he passed.

Selected from the same warehouse floors which Elmer liked to find his “honey” barrels for his namesake bourbon, the commemorative edition is packaged in the same square bottle as the standard Elmer T. Lee, but with a black label with gold embossed lettering bearing Elmer’s signature. His profile adorns the front of the label while the back label details of Elmer’s life and his legacy.

The commemorative bottling of Elmer T. Lee Bourbon will start arriving in stores this April.  Suggested retail pricing is $34.99. 

About Buffalo Trace Distillery
Buffalo Trace Distillery is an American family-owned company based in Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky. The Distillery dates back to 1786. Buffalo Trace Distillery is a fully operational Distillery producing bourbon, rye and vodka on site and is a National Historic Landmark as well as is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery visit

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