Elmer T Lee is not a $150 Bourbon

Confession: I have bought and bunkered lots of Elmer T Lee over the years.  I once went into a store that had 12 for $35 each and I bought all 12.  I knew the secondary was double that, and I love to drink it, so I bought it for trading and drinking.

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However… ETL is not a $150 Bourbon.  Maybe it should be $75?  Maybe $100?  For some crazy reason I’m seeing it listed for north of $100 recently on secondary sites, but doesn’t seem to be trading above there.  It’s nuts when you go to a store and see if for $150 or more, because at those levels, the owner better like it, because no sane person will pay that.

One of my local stores (Grapes), sent this email around advertising ETL for $149.99, the same price of Rhetoric… but we aren’t going to open that can of worms.

ETL is great.  But it’s only marginally better than the regular Buffalo Trace.  I’m just venting, mostly because I can’t find it anymore at a reasonable price, but I’m probably just part of the problem anyway.

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3 thoughts on “Elmer T Lee is not a $150 Bourbon

  1. Yeah, not to be rude, but you are absolutely a part of the problem. Buying all 12 off of a shelf, knowing that you are doing it to sell/trade and thus making it even more impossible for others to find, drives the price up on secondary sites, and causes people to get desperate and pay high prices. So yeah, this is what is wrong with bourbon in a nutshell.

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  2. I was thinking the same thing when I saw the Grapes email the other day…thought they had lost their mind with that price. It’s unfortunate, I’ve noticed their prices rising quite a bit in the last few months.

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