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Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Commemorative Edition, 46.5%

Price: $35 Issue: Summer 2014 Reviewer: John Hansell

Bolder, with more spice than other Elmer T. Lee single barrel offerings I've tried over the years. A bit more vibrant too. Fresh notes of cinnamon, vanilla, wood shavings, ground black pepper, clove, subtle tobacco, and a hint of nutmeg on a bed of caramel and honeyed orchard fruit. Firm, warming, spicy finish. Most releases I've had were mellower and smoother (the 90th Birthday release comes to mind), but this is very dynamic and vibrant.