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.
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.