Review #21 Old Ezra Barrel Strength: Bourbon
Updated: Jun 19, 2020
Score: 8.2 / 10
Distillery: Lux Row
Type: Kentucky Straight
Part of the Luxco bourbon portfolio, this craft distillers are on the move. Currently sourcing most of their bourbon from other distilleries while their other product comes of age. Be on the lookout for when that is release for sure! This one is becoming more and more sought after so you might need to move quick.
Craft whiskey has been a very difficult industry to navigate. If you are interested in this whiskey and the craaft whiskey industry check out some of the challenges that they go through on episode 8 of our whiskey podcast Po It Up here.
This bourbon was aged 7 years and bottled at 117 proof (acquired it over a year ago).
Nose: Pepper, fresh cherry, tinge of sour sugar (sour patch kids?) from the charcoal mellow, tons of creamy vanilla with some ethanol heat.
Palate: Very slick and oily. Prickly cinnamon upfront that blends into sugary cherries, stone fruit and citrus. Oak and spice emerge with a big whiskey hug at the end.
Finish: Juicy but short lived, maraschino cherry shines through, turns tannic fast and dries out the mouth.
S+ Sensational - The Pinnacle (9.5+)
A - AXEceptional (astounding) (9-9.5)
B - bravo (step aBove average) (8-8.9)
C - competent (7-7.9)
D - disappointing (6-6.9)
F - flush it down the toilet (fail) (5.9 below)
Notes: Availability? Un-common. Currently in small production for the demand of this whiskey, but that will likely change soon.