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  1. #1
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    BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    Looks like I'm late again.

    I once again took a suggestion from a member for this months BOTM. I haven't tasted this one, so no comments from me this time around. Yeah I know. Big sigh of relief.

    Cheers to all, and happy posting about Old Ezra 101. Joe
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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    This is one of my favorite "budget" Bourbons. I always have a bottle of this on hand.

    It's a bit on the sweet side, but I like that. The 101 proof is a big plus over the 90 proof expression, IMO. Nothing challenging or complex about it, but it's a nice pour to just enjoy while sitting on the deck watching the dogs play or watching your favorite team on TV.

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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    I must agree that I have never been disappointed with Old Ezra as a budget bourbon. It is a decent sipping bourbon much like ebo said.

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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    Fine for mixing... not so much for drinking by itself.
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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    I was well on my way to becoming a bourbon snob when I discovered the pleasures of the "lower shelf." I find a lot to like in AAA 10 YO, VOB, Charter 101, Fighting Cock, and Ezra 101.
    The BOTM may not be Bookers or Blantons but I am always pleased to find some chocolate, vanilla, cloves, and citrus in Old Ezra 101. I also like the chewy texture. I am bunkering some against the day when the 7 YO goes to join the others in that great NAS in the sky. My wife likes it, too, so I don't even have to convince her that $13.69 is an reasonable expendure for the amount of pleasure it provices.
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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    One of my favorite bourbons...at any price. The fact that it can be had for $15 is a bonus. I'll say it for the fortyeleventh time...Old Ezra is what WT 101 should be. Or, at least, was.
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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    Ever since Evan Williams went NAS, I've always wondered if Ezra 101 isn't sort of the better route to take if you're looking for a HH budget bourbon.
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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    I bought a bottle today to check it out, here are a few notes:

    Nose: I expected heavy alcohol, but it's not really there. I get some floral honey, vanilla poundcake.

    Palate: Very sweet, especially upfront. A full flavor, but sort of monochromatic. A little wood, maybe, but not much. The burn is there, but it's not offensive.

    Finish: Pretty full. The hotness that I expected comes on a little, but it's not the burn you'd expect from a $16+ bottle of bourbon.

    Conclusion: Hey, good stuff! I'd be happy to be sipping this around a fire camping, or on the rocks while I cook.
    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

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    Re: BOTM: 11/11 Old Ezra 101

    Good timing. I just opened a bottle of this the other day, before I read the thread. If this was more available I would ALWAYS have a bottle on hand. It is sweet, but with much more character that WT101 or OGDBIB.

 

 

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