Whiskey Drinks
for the Making

Ezra Brooks bourbon is good on its own, but also excels in a cocktail. Higher proof means cocktails that come together with more flavor, more character, and more requests for a second round.

Ezra and Cider
Bourbon-spiked cider.
Hot Toddy
A warm and cozy cocktail.
Cherry Cheer
A festive sparkling bourbon drink.
S’mores Old-Fashioned
A nostalgic twist on a classic cocktail.
Ezra’s Got the Blues
There’s no better way to beat the blues.
Teddy Roosevelt’s Fox
A cocktail akin to a spiked apple pie.
Old-Fashioned
A classic cocktail that’s always invited to the party.
SAZERAC
This New Orleans-born cocktail is here for a good time and a long time.
Bourbon Cream CaffÉ
Coffee and bourbon cream — they were born for one another.
Manhattan
A vintage cocktail modernized with Ezra Brooks rye.
Whiskey Bulldog
A smooth, creamy cocktail with a bit of bite.
Whiskey Sour
A tangy mainstay transformed by Ezra Brooks bourbon.
BOULEVARDIER
How “ooh la la” sounds with a Kentucky accent.
Classic Ginger Mule
Easy to make and even easier to drink.
Bourbon Split
A fruity, creamy concoction for patio weather.
Bourbon 75
A fine substitute for gin.

Cocktails are cool, but there’s so much more to learn about bourbon.

Show off your #EzraBrooksBourbon cocktails to everyone on Instagram and admire their handiwork, too.

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It’s #ThriftyThursday so let’s dive into luxrowdistillers new budget friendly offering in the ezrabrooksbourbon lineup. Ezra Brooks 99 is an intriguing option as I find 100ish proof bourbons have the possibility of striking this great balance of flavor, texture/mouthfeel and drinkability. If we’re able to find all that at a wallet friendly MSRP of $24.99; I’ll take it🙋🏼‍♂️

When I initially opened the bottle the nose was… underwhelming. It lacked the depth, complexity and boldness that I was hoping for. I poured a couple ounces in a glass and let it be for 20 minutes before revisiting. 

The nose, while at no point being bad, still left me wanting. It was soft, light and fairly one dimensional. Again, good but leaving me wishing there was just more to it. As I took a sip I said, okay - this is good. Definitely more going on palate wise, but still nothing overly complex. Now, I know we’re talking about the $25 price range so set your expectations accordingly, but even then… I still just want more. It had a sweetness, in a soft way. Traditional notes of vanilla and caramel, but little influence of age. The mouthfeel was pretty good, I will say and I enjoyed how it coated. As far as a finish, nothing much to speak of. 

As I sat with this and thought, “would I recommend this?” one thing kept coming up for me about this bourbon - unoffensive. It’s absolutely unoffensive. It’s good. It’s easy to drink. It’s not upsetting. For many people, at $25 that is a solid win! If you or someone you’re buying for is looking for that, I don’t think you can go wrong here. 

Now, for me.. I’d like some more complexity. I’m not afraid of getting a little weird. I’ll risk some funkiness for an interesting pour. But I get it, sometimes you wanna be able to sit down and throw a few back without thinking about it, without analyzing and without being concerned with how much you paid - those are the moments I’ll reach for this bottle. 

Have you tried Ezra Brooks 99?! If so, what were your thoughts?? Curious to hear others experiences🥃
We love this photo #repost, it’s of our Padilla cazadores a great everyday smoke. The bourbon we don’t know but the cigar is solid.  Thanks to bourbon_hunting_ky for the great photo. 
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🥃 My Saturday Night 🥃

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#bourbonhuntingky #ezrabrooks #ezrabrooksbourbon #kentuckybourbon #whiskey #thebourbonslliance #thebourbonlife #heavenhill #luxrowdistillers #luxrowdistillery #padillacigars #bourbonphotography #kentuckyphotographer #beerdrinkingky #kentuckybourbontrail #bourbonhunter #cigarsinternational #cigars #cigarporn #cigarians #cigar #cigarlife #cigarlover
We had a great time in Kentucky, which provided plenty of great bottles. Over the next few days we’ll be showcasing plenty of bottles that we were fortunate to get through great relationships, waiting in lines, and luck.
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This trio of luxrowdistillers ezrabrooksbourbon single barrels are part 1 of our post Kentucky weekend.
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#ezrabrooksbourbon #ezrabrooks #luxrowdistillers #luxrowdistillery #luxrow #liquorbarn #sundayshowcase #kentuckybourbon #bourbontrail #kentuckystraightbourbonwhiskey #bourbon #bourbongram #instabourbon #bourbonwhiskey #whiskey #whisky #whiskeygram #whiskygram #bourbonfinds #sundayfunday #bourbonenthusiast #carolinabourbonsociety
When placensia teaches davidoff a thing or too!

#davidoffcigars #davidoffofgeneva #nicaragua #toro #cigarsmoker #whiskeydrinker #ezrabrooksbourbon #bourbonwhiskey #bourbanandcigars #cigars #bourbon
Ezra Brooks
Distiller's Collection
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Liquor Barn Pick
107 proof
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Ezra Brooks is a brand owned by Luxco. The brand itself has a jaded history. For starters, Ezra Brooks wasn't a real person. The original bottle and its label were basically a copy of Jack Daniel's package design down to the smallest details. According to Brian Haara (sippn_corn on IG) even though it was clear to everyone that Frank Silverman (who started the brand) essentially copied Jack Daniel's packaging, the courts ruled for Frank since he used a completely different name for his bourbon and because it was clearly labelled as being distilled in Kentucky instead of Tennessee. So Ezra Brooks lived on.
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A lot has changed over the years, though. Luxco has nothing to do with the brand's past history. Recently, Lux Row (the distillery in Bardstown, owned by Luxco and where Ezra Brooks is produced) has started a barrel pick program, and this is the first store pick single barrel I have tried.
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Ezra Brooks' flagship bourbon is bottled at 90 proof and is non-age stated, and therefore presumably at least 4 years old. This bourbon was barreled on 9/3/2015 so we can assume that the age is in the 4-4 1/2 year old range. The bourbon is presumably distilled by Heaven Hill.
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👉🏻Nose: The alcohol is noticeable, but there is also a pleasant maple syrup  sweetness. Baking spices dominate, with some caramel, cinnamon, cocoa, light leather and a hint of raspberry.
👉🏻Taste: Black tea, light honey sweetness, oak, some astringency
👉🏻Finish: There is a moderate burn, with some lingering sweetness, oak, black tea and barrel char. A touch of wintergreen and a growing astringency appears at the very end.
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Well. There are some great flavors in this bourbon. However, the alcohol is not subdued, and it drinks a bit hotter than its 107 proof. This is an enjoyable bourbon, although it is one that I would only give to seasoned bourbon drinkers. The alcohol, flavors and burn would likely not be appealing to those new to bourbon. Bourbon aficionados should find an interesting complexity.  At $31.99 the price is reasonable for a 107 proof 4+ year old bourbon. Stay safe you all. Cheers!🥃

While you’re on there, look for the hashtag #EzraBrooksBourbon. And don’t be afraid to use it.

30 Days of Bourbon - day 11 , Cheers!!! #30daysofbourbon2021 #30daysofbourbon  #30daysofbourbonchallenge #bourbonheritagemonth #bourbonheritagemonth2021 #bourbon #bourbonwhiskey #kentuckystraightbourbonwhiskey #straightbourbon #straightbourbonwhiskey #ezrabrooksbourbon #binnysbeveragedepot #binnys #storepick #luxrowdistillers
It’s #ThriftyThursday so let’s dive into luxrowdistillers new budget friendly offering in the ezrabrooksbourbon lineup. Ezra Brooks 99 is an intriguing option as I find 100ish proof bourbons have the possibility of striking this great balance of flavor, texture/mouthfeel and drinkability. If we’re able to find all that at a wallet friendly MSRP of $24.99; I’ll take it🙋🏼‍♂️

When I initially opened the bottle the nose was… underwhelming. It lacked the depth, complexity and boldness that I was hoping for. I poured a couple ounces in a glass and let it be for 20 minutes before revisiting. 

The nose, while at no point being bad, still left me wanting. It was soft, light and fairly one dimensional. Again, good but leaving me wishing there was just more to it. As I took a sip I said, okay - this is good. Definitely more going on palate wise, but still nothing overly complex. Now, I know we’re talking about the $25 price range so set your expectations accordingly, but even then… I still just want more. It had a sweetness, in a soft way. Traditional notes of vanilla and caramel, but little influence of age. The mouthfeel was pretty good, I will say and I enjoyed how it coated. As far as a finish, nothing much to speak of. 

As I sat with this and thought, “would I recommend this?” one thing kept coming up for me about this bourbon - unoffensive. It’s absolutely unoffensive. It’s good. It’s easy to drink. It’s not upsetting. For many people, at $25 that is a solid win! If you or someone you’re buying for is looking for that, I don’t think you can go wrong here. 

Now, for me.. I’d like some more complexity. I’m not afraid of getting a little weird. I’ll risk some funkiness for an interesting pour. But I get it, sometimes you wanna be able to sit down and throw a few back without thinking about it, without analyzing and without being concerned with how much you paid - those are the moments I’ll reach for this bottle. 

Have you tried Ezra Brooks 99?! If so, what were your thoughts?? Curious to hear others experiences🥃
We love this photo #repost, it’s of our Padilla cazadores a great everyday smoke. The bourbon we don’t know but the cigar is solid.  Thanks to bourbon_hunting_ky for the great photo. 
・・・
🥃 My Saturday Night 🥃

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.

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#bourbonhuntingky #ezrabrooks #ezrabrooksbourbon #kentuckybourbon #whiskey #thebourbonslliance #thebourbonlife #heavenhill #luxrowdistillers #luxrowdistillery #padillacigars #bourbonphotography #kentuckyphotographer #beerdrinkingky #kentuckybourbontrail #bourbonhunter #cigarsinternational #cigars #cigarporn #cigarians #cigar #cigarlife #cigarlover
We had a great time in Kentucky, which provided plenty of great bottles. Over the next few days we’ll be showcasing plenty of bottles that we were fortunate to get through great relationships, waiting in lines, and luck.
.
.
.
This trio of luxrowdistillers ezrabrooksbourbon single barrels are part 1 of our post Kentucky weekend.
.
.
#ezrabrooksbourbon #ezrabrooks #luxrowdistillers #luxrowdistillery #luxrow #liquorbarn #sundayshowcase #kentuckybourbon #bourbontrail #kentuckystraightbourbonwhiskey #bourbon #bourbongram #instabourbon #bourbonwhiskey #whiskey #whisky #whiskeygram #whiskygram #bourbonfinds #sundayfunday #bourbonenthusiast #carolinabourbonsociety
When placensia teaches davidoff a thing or too!

#davidoffcigars #davidoffofgeneva #nicaragua #toro #cigarsmoker #whiskeydrinker #ezrabrooksbourbon #bourbonwhiskey #bourbanandcigars #cigars #bourbon
Ezra Brooks
Distiller's Collection
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Liquor Barn Pick
107 proof
.
Ezra Brooks is a brand owned by Luxco. The brand itself has a jaded history. For starters, Ezra Brooks wasn't a real person. The original bottle and its label were basically a copy of Jack Daniel's package design down to the smallest details. According to Brian Haara (sippn_corn on IG) even though it was clear to everyone that Frank Silverman (who started the brand) essentially copied Jack Daniel's packaging, the courts ruled for Frank since he used a completely different name for his bourbon and because it was clearly labelled as being distilled in Kentucky instead of Tennessee. So Ezra Brooks lived on.
.
A lot has changed over the years, though. Luxco has nothing to do with the brand's past history. Recently, Lux Row (the distillery in Bardstown, owned by Luxco and where Ezra Brooks is produced) has started a barrel pick program, and this is the first store pick single barrel I have tried.
.
Ezra Brooks' flagship bourbon is bottled at 90 proof and is non-age stated, and therefore presumably at least 4 years old. This bourbon was barreled on 9/3/2015 so we can assume that the age is in the 4-4 1/2 year old range. The bourbon is presumably distilled by Heaven Hill.
.
👉🏻Nose: The alcohol is noticeable, but there is also a pleasant maple syrup  sweetness. Baking spices dominate, with some caramel, cinnamon, cocoa, light leather and a hint of raspberry.
👉🏻Taste: Black tea, light honey sweetness, oak, some astringency
👉🏻Finish: There is a moderate burn, with some lingering sweetness, oak, black tea and barrel char. A touch of wintergreen and a growing astringency appears at the very end.
.
Well. There are some great flavors in this bourbon. However, the alcohol is not subdued, and it drinks a bit hotter than its 107 proof. This is an enjoyable bourbon, although it is one that I would only give to seasoned bourbon drinkers. The alcohol, flavors and burn would likely not be appealing to those new to bourbon. Bourbon aficionados should find an interesting complexity.  At $31.99 the price is reasonable for a 107 proof 4+ year old bourbon. Stay safe you all. Cheers!🥃