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    BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    It's getting a bit harder to come up with ideas for a BOTM. What few suggestions I've received were for bourbons that have already been BOTM. I was having a tough time picking one for this month till I received a package in the mail yesterday. I was gifted a couple of bottles of Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel by a fellow SBer. Since this hasn't been BOTM before, the BOTM for this month is Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel.

    Putting my own two cents in here, I like this bourbon. It's pretty darn tasty. Nosing this bourbon, I get some smoke. There's some smoke in the taste too, along with a bit of a medicinal alcohol/cloves flavor, and a slight cinnamon flavor that reminds me of Dentyne gum. The finish is not overpowering, but it's no pushover either. No burn, just a very satisfying warming that lingers a while, as does the taste. For me this 99 proofer hits a nice spot.

    So, let's hear your opinions. Let us know what you think. Cheers, and happy posting.
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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    I've never tried it.

    It's always been my understanding that, at least since it became a David Sherman/Luxco brand, it's juice purchased from Heaven Hill. I suspect HH keeps the better 12yo stuff for themselves (putting it into EC 12), and that the Ezra wouldn't be as good as HH's own label.

    Oregon prices are:

    EC 12: $23.45
    EB 12: $25.95

    From my perspective, $26 will get me a better bourbon (EC 12) plus two Snickers bars.
    Last edited by CorvallisCracker; 02-11-2010 at 15:00.
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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    I've had a few bottles, but not for a few years. It's what got me started buying the other 2 Ezra Brooks labels. I really like the OE101, as you may have noticed.

    I was searching around on numerous online stores, and as usual, none that carry it, will ship to Maryland. I'm not quite sure why I can get the other 2 locally and not the SB. I've asked plenty of places.

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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    I like this bourbon pretty well. I'll buy it occaisionally. But it's not nearly as interesting as its predecessor the 15 year old.
    Craig

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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    For the money, this is one of the best bourbons usually available at the PALCB. It probably won't be long before they close this one out.
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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    I really enjoy the Ezra B 12 SB, it has a very unique flavor. And no it doesn't taste anything like EC12 which I hate. So give this one a try.
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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by cas View Post
    I like this bourbon pretty well. I'll buy it occaisionally. But it's not nearly as interesting as its predecessor the 15 year old.
    Craig
    I agree. Never got any after the 15yo disappeared a few years back. In any event, maybe I ought to give it a try someday.

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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    Wow, not much action for the current BOTM. I'll play then, ... just picked up a bottle so haven't had the chance to try it yet. Any others gonna give this a try? There really isn't a lot of information on this bourbon on this site so I hope we can all give it a good thorough testing.

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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    I think this is one of the best value for money bourbons out there today and I recommend it highly.

    No one has mentioned it but I get a light citrus thing in this one as well.

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    Re: BOTM 2/10: Ezra Brooks-Ezra B 12 Year Old Single Barrel

    Quote Originally Posted by velvetsteele View Post
    Wow, not much action for the current BOTM. I'll play then, ... just picked up a bottle so haven't had the chance to try it yet. Any others gonna give this a try? There really isn't a lot of information on this bourbon on this site so I hope we can all give it a good thorough testing.
    I'm still waiting on Joe to re-gift his second bottle to me.
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