Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel - 90 proof. Buffalo Trace Distillery - $26
Mr. Lee here.
Smell - Butterscotch. Vanilla. Rye. Leather & tobacco.
Taste - Great spice from the rye. Clover,cinnamon, honey, and a bit of oak. In my short time with bourbon, this whiskey has the most perfect balance of sweet & spicy that I have tasted.
Finish - The spice sticks around for a good minute or two. Yes, that is a good thing. I don't like it when the spice leaves the party too soon.
95/100 - The highest score I have given so far. At $26 you really cannot beat this. I've had whiskey at twice the price that are not nearly as flavorful. I won't name names.
I'd love to see Buffalo Trace come up with a barrel strength version of this.
Find it here or here if you live in Cali. If you live east of the Mighty Miss try The Party Source.