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    Ezra Brooks?

    I know it's been discussed, but i was wondering what you all thought about ezra brooks? I was getting evan williams but now i've switched to ezra brooks as my every day bourbon. Its really tasty and very inexpensive. Great bargain. And i also am a huge fan of old ezra, their upper brand thats 101 proof, which costs as much as a liter of ezra brooks for a fifth, still inexpensive and a great bourbon, just wondering what you thought of it. I feel like i've found a great secret.

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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    I'm very fond of the Old Ezra 101, and the regular Ezra is component in my mingled straight whiskey recipe.
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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    Ezra seems to be popular in Mansfield, Ohio. I haven't had a bottle in ages. Presumably, it is Heaven Hill whiskey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    Ezra seems to be popular in Mansfield, Ohio. I haven't had a bottle in ages. Presumably, it is Heaven Hill whiskey.
    Seems like I've seen it at the Party Source but can't say I've tried it.
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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    I think it is a good everyday bourbon, especially since, unlike Heaven Hill, they chose to leave it at 90 proof. I replaced Evan Williams with this stuff when Evan went to 86 proof. Now it's 80 proof.
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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    I replaced Evan Williams with this stuff when Evan went to 86 proof. Now it's 80 proof.
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    Evan Williams black label is now 80 proof?
    Since when?
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    I agree with you 100%, DJ. I have said here many times that the Ezra 90, and particularly the Old Ezra 101 7 yr, may be the most underappreciated, but tastiest "value" bourbons on the market. I think they're terrific. The 90 is about $16 for a 1.75 around here. The 101 around $14 for a 750.
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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    I poured a few onces of the 90 proof last night so I could remember what it was about. Not bad it was pretty hot for a 90 proof but all around good. At 11.50 for a 750ml it is a great value but I would put EW ahead of it
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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Evan Williams black label is now 80 proof?
    Since when?
    I've only seen the 80 proof green label here. Black is still 86.

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    Re: Ezra Brooks?

    Only EB I've ever had is Old Ezra B, 15yo, 99pf. The one bottle I've greatly enjoyed is currently half-empty and I pour a sip on special occasions only about once or twice a year. It is that good IMHO and something I dread seeing go to an empty someday. Been on the lookout for another for a few years now. All current production is now 12yo which I've read somewhere here is not in same ballpark......maybe i'll give the 101 a try one of these days.

 

 

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