Ezra Brooks Black Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Ezra Brooks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • fruit
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • earthy
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • pepper rye

Ezra Brooks

Black Label Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson

Everyday sipper with some great flavors up its sleeve.

Ezra Brooks, conceived and forged in Kentucky, has been making happy hours happier with bona fide American Bourbon since the King sang about loving too much (it's 1957). The brand was created by Frank Silverman in Lawrenceburg until the business went under in the 1970s. In 1993, Luxco reanimated the beloved Whiskey-maker and moved it to Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown. The amber Spirit is born in a 43-foot custom copper still, and it ends up in new charred oak barrels at 125 Proof max. Although its older brothers boast about tradition, Ezra Brooks had a couple of cameos in Hollywood: there's a billboard in The Sting with Newman and Redford, while Gary Oldman grabs a bottle of Ezra Brooks in Léon. It's a true American star with real roots.

Ezra Brooks Black Label Bourbon is a well-balanced, award-winning 80 Proof daily sipper sourced from Heaven Hill. They’re keeping its age a secret, but we know the mash bill: 78% corn, 12% rye, and 10% malted barley. As all Ezra Brooks juices do, this Bourbon went through the Lincoln County Process (charcoal filtering) to emphasize the character of the charred white oak barrel. It’s excellent as a daily tipple, a reliably good cocktail base, and a gateway Bourbon for those guests who usually sip on something else (for some reason). Fantastic value, we tell ya!
 

  • Category Bourbon
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Ezra Brooks
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
You're introduced to fruity sweetness and caramel before dark chocolate, corn, vanilla, and citrus peel come flooding in.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The earthy and viscous palate plays with notes of spices, corn, maple syrup, vanilla, honey, and peppery rye.

Finish
The finish is peppery and warm, with lingering notes of dried fruit and oak.

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  • sweet
  • fruit
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • citrus
  • earthy
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • pepper rye
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
At any given time, there are more barrels of Bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. The population of the Bluegrass State is about 4.4 million. Today there are more than 5 million barrels of Bourbon sitting in the rick-houses of that Old Kentucky Home. That’s nearly 300 bottles of Bourbon per person, or about 60 gallons each.
Bourbon rules refer to manufacturing methods rather than location. Bourbon must be matured in new and charred American white oak casks for at least 2 years. If the bottle has no age statement, the Bourbon is at least 4 years old. No coloring or flavoring of any type is allowed, and the mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.
Straight Bourbon must be matured for at least 2 years. If a bottle has no age statement, it’s at least 4 years old.
Sure, Kentucky gets all the press when it comes to Bourbon. And with good reason—nearly 95% of it is produced there. But Bourbon can be made anywhere as long as it's within the United States. Just ask states with budding distilleries like Illinois and New York.
Bourbons have very prominent notes of vanilla, as American White Oak is naturally high in vanillins.
Bourbon only needs to be placed in a new oak container for a few seconds to be called Bourbon. Fresh from the still and unaged Bourbon is called a White Dog. Recently, many of the larger distillers have started packaging this harsh, clear grain spirit for sale.
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