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SFS
02-13-2013, 15:15
I saw this offering in the store today for only the second time. I've not seen this bottling discussed on the board. Do we know anything about its quality? It was $37 here, and I can buy a WTRB or a Breckenridge for that price (not to mention the other great offerings that are cheaper), so I wasn't really tempted.

Phil T
02-13-2013, 16:46
I saw this offering in the store today for only the second time. I've not seen this bottling discussed on the board. Do we know anything about its quality? It was $37 here, and I can buy a WTRB or a Breckenridge for that price (not to mention the other great offerings that are cheaper), so I wasn't really tempted.

I've had several bottles that were bottled in '05 and '08. 12yrs old and 99proof. I think its pretty much a consensus that its HH juice. At any rate, of the 5 or 6 bottles I've gone through, they were all delicious. I wish EWSB was this good.

AaronWF
02-13-2013, 16:50
It compares more to EC12, my last few bottles of which have had 20x more character than the dumbed-down HH juice that was in the bottle of Ezra I bought and promptly returned while on vacation in Florida. Just not worth the dough IMO.

SFS
02-13-2013, 16:51
This bottle was actually labeled Ezra B Single Barrel. Bottled at 99 proof. 12 year age statement. It apparently was the replacement for the 15 year, which is no longer made.

Aaron, was the Ezra you returned the plain old plain old, or was it this Single Barrel expression?


*Edited because I posted without refreshing the page.

Phil T
02-13-2013, 17:44
I've not had a EC12 that I thought was worth a shit. I've not had a EBSB 12yr that I didnt thoroughly enjoy. As with anything...YMMV

ethangsmith
02-13-2013, 18:15
I'm a big Ezra Brooks fan and I did have a bottle of the 99/12 a few years ago and thought it was pretty good stuff. I can't find it anymore though. I've been enjoying the Old Ezra 101/7yo recently. $16 a bottle and wonderful!

AaronWF
02-13-2013, 18:34
Aaron, was the Ezra you returned the plain old plain old, or was it this Single Barrel expression?

It was the 1B. It wasn't that it was bad, I just didn't think it held up to the price. It came across to me as a neutered and more costly EC12, despite the step-up in proof. As it's a 1B expression, variation is to be expected. I would have liked it fine without the price tag, but I generally expect to pay more for sourced juice than when I buy the juice directly from the producer, so I was skeptical to being with. No doubt that affected my judgment.

Josh
02-13-2013, 20:33
The last bottle I had of it tasted more like B-F than HH to me. At any rate, I think it's worth the money.

squire
02-13-2013, 22:31
Ray I liked the 15 year old enough to buy the other 5 bottles the store had but I find the 12 year expression to be a bit of a let down. At the price you mentioned I don't think it's worth three Bartons.

p_elliott
02-14-2013, 09:27
I like the Ezra B 12 yr and buy it from time to time. It's not a daily pourer but when it's spot on for a night it's a good pour.

Brisko
02-14-2013, 09:49
I liked the one that I had. Reminded me a lot of Henry McKenna single barrel. Didn't taste at all like EC12, to me.

squire
02-15-2013, 10:53
McKenna, that's what I'm thinking, just couldn't quite remember it earlier.