Ezra Brooks Straight Rye
Ezra Brooks // Indiana, USA
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye was added to the Ezra Brooks family of whiskeys in early 2017. This straight rye whiskey is distilled in Indiana and is made from a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It is aged in new, charred American oak barrels before being bottled at 90 proof. This rye whiskey bears no-age statement.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"Ezra Brooks' rye whiskey debuts into an increasingly crowded category, but its flavor profile helps to separate it from the competition. The spiciness of the rye is toned down, shifting the emphasis to sweet notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak. As a straightforward whiskey to sip on the rocks, this one is likely to please. Those seeking a big, spicy rye to punch through cocktails may want to look elsewhere. Nonetheless, it's a welcome addition to the category, and priced well for casual drinking."