Elmer T. Lee, master distiller emeritus at Buffalo Trace, shown here on May 14, was the innovator of premium bourbon.
Elmer T. Lee, master distiller emeritus at Buffalo Trace, shown here on May 14, was the innovator of premium bourbon. Mark Cornelison
Elmer T. Lee, master distiller emeritus at Buffalo Trace, shown here on May 14, was the innovator of premium bourbon. Mark Cornelison

Bourbon industry patriarch Elmer T. Lee dies at age 93

July 16, 2013 10:48 AM