American Whiskey - Bourbon

Ezra Brooks 90 Proof Sour Mash Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

From: Kentucky, United States Liquor Review Category: Bourbon American Whiskey

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Tier 3
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Awards

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2015

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Ezra Brooks bourbons are, from our standpoint, of somewhat mysterious origins. Our various nerd books are silent on the subject of "Ezra Brooks" despite the label promising 7 generations of expertise. The bourbons originate in Kentucky as "straight" bourbon, which requires at least 2 years of new barrel aging.

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This bottle has 6 ratings and 6 reviews.
Tango Tango (123)
Rating: 4.5 (2016-12-02)[Updated Review]
Ezra Brooks 90 proof is classic quality. It beats its rivals Jim Beam White and Black Label or Evan Williams Black Label hands down with no contest.Nose is rich with spice,oak, vanilla.and caramel. Entry is smooth with deep oak, vanilla, spice, and caramel ending with honey , oak , and vanilla
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BDanner (2016-09-15):
Thanks for the review. I've been on the fence about trying this one, but it's on sale for $13 this month. I'll have to give it a shot.

jackstraw jackstraw (11)
Rating: 4.0 (2015-03-22)
Yeah, as good as the others three times the price. Got it for $10 in NH (750mL). Good everyday sipper.
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  • - Tango up voted your review on 2016-09-14.

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Storcke Storcke (39)
Rating: 4.0 (2014-12-23)
This is much better than JD; where JD has a slightly smoky, stale hazel nut flavor (all that's left after they filter all the flavor out of it in search of "smooth," whatever the hell that means), EB90 has a rich, full, slightly sweet caramel flavor, a little floral/fruit on the nose and the follow through, and a silky mouth feel. At less than than half JD's price, there is absolutely no comparison. And I can't wait to try Old Ezra (101 proof and 7 years old). (Addendum: Alas, Old Ezra was discontinued before I ever got a chance to try it.)
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  • - Tango up voted your review on 2016-09-14.

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flintquatch flintquatch (211)
Rating: 4.0 (2013-04-05)
Two words: Hell Yes I prefer this to most other moderate range whiskey like JD or JB and personally I find it to be somewhat smoother. The extra proof and lower price tag seal the deal
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  • - Tango up voted your review on 2016-09-16.

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Allan Allan (207)
Rating: 3.0 (2012-05-18)
Like the previous reviewer said; this is a J D's clone. If you like J D, you should love this . Same flavor 1/2 the price. I prefer Elijah Craig or Beam Black so I'm not a fan. But like I said If you like JD you'll love this.
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ReligionSucketh ReligionSucketh (26)
Rating: 4.0 (2011-12-20)
A friend of mine saw this at our local store a couple years ago and decided to give it a try, and I'm thankful he did. Ezra tastes similar to JD black label, but is a bit smoother and doesn't have that kick that Jack is known for; all while being stronger (90 proof as opposed to JD's 80 proof). Also, in my opinion, Ezra mixes better than Jack. It complements everything I've tried it with so far, as opposed to dominating the flavors like Jack, which means I can add more of it. As a result, I don't buy Jack anymore, unless I'm at a bar. Is it top shelf? No. Grab a bottle of Booker's or Knob Creek for that. But at $15 it is a great alternative to Jack, and even Beam black label. 
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Review Comments
Tango (2016-09-14):
Right on.You are on the right track.

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