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    Ezra Brooks

    Bought this today because they were out of Weller and didn't want to pay 25 for Knob Creek. I did a shot when I got home and find it alright. Not great but alright. What you guys think and what do you know about Ezra?
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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    I really like the Ezra 90 Proof, and also the 7 yr. 101. I suspect that these are bottled by David Sherman (Luxco) from Heaven Hill juice. Both are some of the best values in Bourbonia IMO. The 7 yr is hard to find, and well worth the $13 for a 750 ml. I recently picked up a Virgin Bourbon in North Carolina that has the same bottle, age, proof, and charcoal filtering info as the EB 7 yr 101. I would have to think that they are the same thing. The 90 proof goes for around $16/1.75, here in Atlanta. I think they also have an 80 proof and the 12 yr Ezra B 99 proof, as well. BTW, if you come across an Ezra B 15 yr, which is what the 12 year was up until a few years ago, you should jump on it. It is mighty fine. Huh, I just noticed I'm out of the 90 proof. I'll have to go pick one up tonight.

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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    I think it's one of the best bangs for the buck out there....and it's STILL 90 Proof.
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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    It's been years since I've had any EB. It was the 90 proof, still 7yo. I remember it being decent for the money.

    EB is pretty widely available in OR. The NAS/90 is $11.95, the 7/101 is $14.95 and the SB 12/99 is $22.95. I've been eyeing the 7/101 but haven't yet bought one.
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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    I have 2 750's of the 7/101 in line to be opened. And I see a small batch or single barrel type from Ezra with blue and red wax for sale too. Been meaning to get it, may just do it after reading the comments here.

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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    We just got in the Ezra 101 7 yr and it was new to both me and the store owner. I'll check back once I get into a bottle.
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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    Tried last night and really thought it was mighty fine.
    The price of 12 was very good also. Will be my everyday pour for awhile. Is it a straight sour mash or does it have wheat or rye added to the mash?

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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    I remember when the Old Ezra was 101 proof, came in a wooden box, cost $15, and was 15 years old. Those were the days.

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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    Quote Originally Posted by swampguy View Post
    Is it a straight sour mash or does it have wheat or rye added to the mash?
    It is a sour mash, like most bourbons and is a rye recipe bourbon. The juice, it is believed, comes from Heaven Hill.
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    Re: Eztra Brooks

    Quote Originally Posted by swampguy View Post
    ...Is it a straight sour mash or does it have wheat or rye added to the mash?
    'Sour mash' refers the the use of spent mash from a previous fermentation -- the 'setback', as they call it, usually about 25% of a new batch, I believe -- and is a feature of virtually EVERY American straight whiskey (except, perhaps, Old Potrero, about which I simply don't know).
    The fact that wheat and/or rye is added (also true in every case) is a seperate component of the process. In other words, all ARE sour mash, and all DO include wheat and/or rye (malted barley, too).
    Tim

 

 

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