Ezra Brooks is Probably The Best Value Bourbon on the Market and Punching Above It’s Weight in Flavour.
A Kentucky Straight Bourbon, Ezra Brooks is one of the most well known American bourbon’s distilling genuine Kentucky spirit since 1957. This bourbon is the high end of the Ezra Brooks line, an old name in bourbon. The spirit is distilled at Heaven Hill and aged in Luxco’s warehouses in Louisville. In 2018, it found a new home in Bardstown the Bourbon Capital of the World. Known as Lux Row Distillers, so named because of the distinct row of trees on the historic property, the distillery boasts more than 18,000 square feet, six barrel warehouses, and a 43-foot custom copper still for Ezra Brooks and its bourbons-in-crime Rebel Bourbon, David Nicholson, and Blood Oath.
In 2015 Lux Row built their our own distillery. As such, we began the hunt for our very own distillery site. Kentucky, with its rich southern culture, abundant natural resources of both high-quality grains and fine limestone filtered water, was the natural fit. Building our own distillery represents a natural evolution for Luxco.
Steeped in the bourbon business for over 40 years, Lux Row were whiskey bonders sourcing whiskey from other distillery’s. They learned from them and now it is our time to do it themselves. This decision was made to fulfill the growing demand for their premium whiskeys.
Lux Row Distillers
With over 18,000 square feet, 6 barrel warehouses at capacity and a 43-foot custom copper still, Lux Row Distillers is capable of producing 3 million gallons of spirit per year. When fully complete we will have the composite to process 50 thousand barrels of whiskey annually.
With this location producing Rebel Bourbon, Ezra Brooks, David Nicholson, Daviess County and Blood Oath, Lux Row Distillers is a must see on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. I look forward to visiting Lux Row Distillers when I visit Kentucky.
Old Ezra 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey Information:
Region: Kentucky, USA
Distiller: Lux Row Distillers
Bonder: Lux Row Distillers
Mashbill: 78% Corn, 10 % Rye, 12% Malt
Cask: Bourbon & Cognac
Age: 7 Years
ABV: 58.5% -117% Proof
Old Ezra 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes:
Old Ezra Brooks Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is aged a full 7-years and bottled at barrel strength for an honest and complex flavor. Ezra Brooks is distilled using the highest quality ingredients, aged the old fashioned way and charcoal filtered to deliver a beautifully mellow flavor and smooth finish. Honest Proof. Honest Cork. Honest to Goodness.
Strong notes of oak and black pepper with hints of tobacco, perfectly balanced with cinnamon, caramel, and vanilla to provide a long, warm and spicy finish.
A big burst of intense flavours, the first of which is charcoal layered with caramel. A sweet caramel, but not overtly, as it reminds me of the burnt edges of honey comb, sweet and bitter at the same time. There is a hidden layer of cinnamon and orange that floats beneath the charcoal smoke.
All the action comes at the front of your palate, an uppercut of flavour. Dark caramel is the star of the show. Vanilla sings here as it fades from sweetness into heavier oak tannin’s. There is a medium body mouth feel, leathery at first with delicious overtones of premium tobacco. This is a cigar smoking whiskey.
It’s a smokey finish like charred bacon dripping with honey, caramel, and vanilla pods. Cinnamon spice provide a long, warm and spicy finish.
Where to drink Old Ezra 7 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey:
Master of Malt where you’ll get 10% off with the code “Luxrow10” on Rebel and Ezra whiskeys Let us know what your favorite bar is…?
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