Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey

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Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Green Label
Stated Age
02 years old
New American White Oak Barrels
45.0 % Vol.
750 ml
90 Proof
Added on
06 apr 2011 7:32 am

Average value

€ 28.69

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Whisky reviews for Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 80.64 points.

  1. The_Osprey scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey 45%.

    Golden yellow. Much paler than you’d expect a good American rye to be.

    Aroma is apple, fruit laces, cola cube sweets, some Tangfastics. No typical rye vibes. Not a bad aroma actually – quite fun and atypical but not what I was hoping for. Can’t detect any rye or any barrel. Faint grain but mostly sour fruit. Very, very late on I start to get some buttered rye bread.

    Taste is low impact but has some grainy flavours up front, bread crusts, papery oak, twist of grapefruit and lemon peel in the background. The oak on the finish is charred, papery, a little bitter (in a pleasing way). The finish is short.

    It’s such an atypical rye (in a blind tasting I’d be miles off). The flavour is actually quite citrussy behind the papery oak and soft grains. It’s a decent, clean whiskey. Other than the very first sip, it doesn’t come across as too watery or insipid or lacklustre.

    Personally this is not what I would be hoping for when buying a rye but it is certainly an okay whiskey more broadly and competes well with many entry level Scotch single malt whiskies in my opinion. Decent stuff but a bit confusing in terms of what it’s trying to achieve. 3.4/81


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