Ezra Brooks

Ezra Brooks 99 Bourbon

Ezra Brooks 99 Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

What they say

Bottled at an elevated 99 proof for an enhanced flavor profile, this pure, oak-barrel-aged Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is charcoal filtered for a smooth, mellow finish and features a spicy, ryed bourbon mash bill.

Official tasting notes

  • Smooth and drinkable with hints of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and spice.

What I say

Ezra Brooks Kentucky Bourbon bottled at 99 proof or 49.5% ABV for a little extra kick from Lux Row Distillers, released January 2021.

  • ABV 49.5%
  • Age NAS
  • Bottler Lux Row Distillers
  • Bottling Official
  • Cask Virgin American oak
  • Category Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Cost $25
  • Origin Undisclosed
  • Outturn Undeclared
  • Region US
  • Released 2021
  • Vintage Undisclosed

My tasting notes

  • Appearance Dark amber gold (12/20), quick, numerous medium tears and medium-fine legs.
  • Nose Quite light, sweet, cloying vanilla, some buttered popcorn, caramel, woody oak, some wood char, peanut butter, salted caramel and butterscotch.
  • Taste Medium-light bodied, caramel, vanilla, creamy and soft brown sugar, caramel coated popcorn, white pepper, cinnamon, dry oak wood, touch chewy and fibrous, peanut brittle, leather and walnut.
  • Finish Medium-long, drying and sweet, caramel and dry woody spices.
  • Overall Lighter than I had hoped on the nose and palate but very pleasant, comes into it’s own later with some deeper and darker wood-derived flavours.

Score 82/100

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