Elmer T. Lee http://wfpl.org en Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee Laid to Rest in Frankfort http://wfpl.org/post/buffalo-trace-master-distiller-emeritus-elmer-t-lee-laid-rest-frankfort <p>A longtime Kentucky bourbon maker who’s credited with helping spark the industry’s comeback has been laid to rest.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elmer T. Lee died last week in Frankfort at the age of 93.</span></p><p>Lee was the master distiller emeritus at Buffalo Trace Distillery.</p><p>His most notable contribution to the bourbon industry came in 1984, when he introduced Blanton’s, a single-barrel brand of bourbon.&nbsp;&nbsp; The introduction sparked a trend toward small-batch bourbons that revived the industry.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:50:46 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 6203 at http://wfpl.org Buffalo Trace Master Distiller Emeritus Elmer T. Lee Laid to Rest in Frankfort