One of my favorite bourbons just happens to be Old Ezra 7. It’s a cask strength, quality bourbon that is completely affordable. In fact, that affordability in itself blows me away you should be able to find Old Ezra 7 in the wild for $35 -$40.
Ezra Brooks Distillers Collection was just $34.99 and was selected by the Loch & Key Society for Julio’s Liquors. This bourbon is from Barrel No. 7415572 and was filled with an abv of 53.5% on June 7, 2016. It has a mash bill of 78% corn, 10% rye and 12% malt.
Ezra Brooks is a part of Lux Row Distillers and this whiskey is put through maple charcoal before being barreled. The charcoal mellowing helps remove much of the harsh flavors giving it a smoother/mellower taste yet remains cask strength.
Nose: oak, vanilla and toffee
Palate: vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, corn and toffee
Finish: oak, cinnamon and light sweetness
It was my fiancé who wanted this and although I love Old Ezra I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one. Let’s get one thing straight, it’s not better than Old Ezra 7 but, this whiskey is pretty darn good.
This whiskey is smooth, bold, filled with spices and light sweet notes. It’s 100% better than I thought it would have been. For the quality, amount of flavor and cost… this is absolutely worth a try.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.