Ezra Brooks Straight Rye
Ezra Brooks // Indiana, USA
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye is a new addition to the product lineup of a brand most recognized for their bourbon. This no-age-statement release is charcoal-mellowed and aged in new, charred American oak barrels before being bottled at 45% ABV.
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 charcoal mellowing does help separate it from the competition. That mellowing tones down the spiciness of the rye, shifting the emphasis to sweet notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak. As a straight-forward 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."