Ezra Brooks Rye is a new rye whiskey label brought to the market by Luxco and sourced from MGP of Indiana. It’s an extension of the Ezra Brooks line which is owned by Luxco and distributed nationally. It also comes in quite an attractive bottle and label.
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey is distilled with a high rye mash bill, aged two years in new, charred American white oak barrels and bottled at an honest 90 proof for a deep,robust, spicy flavor.
OSE: Vanilla | Green Apple (bordering on Juicy Fruit gum) | Spices
TASTE: Juicy Fruit | Oak | Vanilla | Hint of Mint
FINISH: Lingering green apple with a mix of oak and spice with a medium fade. Repeated sips seem to get more tannic
SHARE WITH: Rye fans who enjoy seeing how different bottlings of rye whiskey with similar mash bills can deliver different aroma and flavor profiles. Cocktails will also enjoy trying it in their favorite whiskey cocktail.
OVERALL: A simple yet tasty whiskey. It’s one of the lightest whiskeys we’ve tried this year, but its fruit overtones make it interesting enough to finish a glass without any hesitation. However, its lack of depth will keep it from my regular rotation of whiskeys that I enjoy drinking neat. It is far better as a mild cocktail rye that’s friendly on the budget.