This behemoth of a bottle is the Colonel Lee Kentucky Straight Bourbon Half Gallon, a delicious vintage bourbon from the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown. The identity of the eponymous Colonel Lee has always been somewhat of a mystery. He’s an iconic bourbon figure for sure, but whether he ever actually existed remains a question. The highest honor you can get in Kentucky is to be granted the title of Kentucky Colonel (well-known Kentucky Colonels include Colonel Sanders of KFC fame). Perhaps Mr. Lee was one of these honorary colonels of yesteryear, or maybe he’s an entirely fictional character chosen for his Kentuckian-sounding name.