Old Ezra 07-year-old

Overall rating
85.26/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB120167
Category
Bourbon
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Barrel Strength
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
New Charred White Oak Barrels
Strength
58.5 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
117 Proof
Barcode
088352133362
Market
United States United States
Added on
31 oct 2018 9:28 pm by DrBardamu
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 77.60

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Whisky reviews for Old Ezra 07-year-old

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.26 points.

  1. Koning scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It's certainly not a run-of-the-mill bourbon, it has no dominant vanilla sweetness. It's nice to explore, but hard to get. It's spicyness tends to dominate.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Quite shy, but reveals a rather unique profle with cherry, pear and caramel, but also less common bourbon-notes like elderflower, rose water, leather and even wet dog.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet fruits (cherry, raspberry), it's spicy too with cinnamom and cardamom, but chilipepper dominate. Feels a bit oaky.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, warm and spicy. Cherry again, honey, apple sweets, and curry spices.

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  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dark burnt brown sugar, oak wood, vanilla, lacquer
    • Taste
      Nutty, big oak and spice swell, varnish, tobacco,
    • Finish
      Oak, spice, molasses

  4. Elmer_Fudd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A decent bourbon. A high alcohol percentage does him good.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Vanilla, floral, butterscotch, spicy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The alcohol is positively present. Vanilla, toffee, floral, orange, spicy! sweet orange.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium spicy finish, dry.

  5. Petitcham scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a very bourbon-down flavor

  6. MikerG2k scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    i must have put too much water in this because the flavours are really dulled.
    a safe score of 75 from me.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      70 70

  8. fnk scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    So-so.
    Not impressed, the aroma is not bad, but the taste and aftertaste fail.
    Heavy, prickly, did not add water.

  9. daveo scored this whisky 73 points Member Senior

    Have to say I'm not a big fan of bourbon at the beginning.
    Get better with a drop of water.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Oak, vanilla, brown sugar, banana
    • Taste
      68 68
      Alcool feel is present (cask strenght), butter. Disrupting alcool feel go away with a drop of water. sugar and a taste of little fruit appear
    • Finish
      75 75
      Spices and corn sirup

  10. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting:

    fragrance: full, rich, green herbs, orange, vanilla, honey, linseed oil, leather, tobacco, dusty wood
    sweet fruit, apple, peach undertones - slightly more grassy with water

    taste: sharp, firm in the alcohol and some bitter - wood, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, green soap, coniferous forest. Oily in texture.

    finish: light, drying wood, bitter herbs, pine needles again and vanilla.

  11. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good one with lots things to love. Massive flavours with a good balance. I can imagine why many bourbon drinkers have become fans, which (on the downside) has made it a difficult one to find at this moment.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Typical rye nose (I think) with a clear sweet site. Caster sugar, mint tea, chocolates, varnished wood and a sweet citrus note. Then more rye bread and roasted pumpkin seeds. Then more wood, but also more fennel, dill and aniseed. Really beautiful! Lots of oranges, caramelised lemon skin, caramelised ginger and smoked wood. Vanilla is definitely there, but instead of a disturbance it causes close harmony with the other scents. Then more spices enter, more wood spices. Nutmeg, cardamon and pepper. Mixed with orange they are clearly present, but again the balance is present.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fierce with a evident alcohol kick, but when then retreats I get beautiful rye bread, fresh pumpkinseed bread and mint tea. The latter sweetened and particularly strong. Caster sugar, smoked polished wood, candied oranges, lemon-lime soda, the initial palate leans much more towards the bourbon side. More wood spices (nutmeg, cardamon, curry) mingled with citrus peel. Toast (the rye bread is mostly gone), dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. Long bitter, slightly fruity and very spicy finish.
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. GJR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A lot of new wood, spicy and a bit dusty. 'Zure matten'. Faint vanilla and amaretto. With water it turns towards cucumber and rhubarb.
    • Taste
      Wood resin, dry and spicy. Rhubarb too.
    • Finish
      Now shifting towards vanilla and banana.

  14. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: wooden cupboard, musty, old scent, hints of spice, rye, caramel, little sweet and vanilla, peach in the background, cinnamon and cocoa
    Taste: sharp, rye, herbal, that musty note doesn't really come back. Needles, wood juice.
    Finish: bourbon, spicy red herbs, herbal, rye, pine needles, eucalyptus

  15. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    Not bad, and what to expect from young bourbons (84)
    • Nose
      Vanilla, varnish, chocolate, vegetables and dill (21)
    • Taste
      Spicy, spicy, oily (21)
    • Finish
      Varnish finish, grass, caramel, menthol, wood, pepper (21)

  16. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this in a blind tasting.
    A great example of a barrel strength bourbon!
    • Nose
      Vanilla, toffee, butter, floral, berries, banana
    • Taste
      Vanilla, toffee, deliciously floral! Sweet orange. Spicy (cinnamon, nutmeg, pepper). Quite sharp from the alcohol.
    • Finish
      Especially vanilla and some dry spices, and light mint / eucalyptus

  17. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

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