Ezra Brooks 7yr Bourbon Review | Whiskey Raiders
83

Ezra Brooks 7yr Bourbon

Not enough users have reviewed this.

  • Distiller:

    Heaven Hill

  • Bottler:

    Luxco

  • ABV:

    50.5%

  • Age:

    7 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Its 7 years in the barrel helps give it a hearty caramel, vanilla, and oak backbone that often defines a quintessential bourbon profile, but it doesn’t offer much beyond that. Of course this is also true of the majority of bourbons in its price range.
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: It’s a very enjoyable, if still simple, sipping whiskey with the bonus of offering plenty of reading material on the label!
  • Read Full Review
  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: If a younger, sweeter, hotter bourbon is in your wheelhouse and you're balling on a budget, this is a really good option. It's not incredible, and I'd probably take Buffalo Trace over it most days, but its certainly not bad either.
  • Read Full Review

Raided Score is a conversion from an external site's score, to our in house uniform scoring system. Please see the FAQ for more.

  • Intro:

    This is a release from Exra Brooks, sourced from Heaven Hill. Its a bourbon bottled after 7 years of aging at an abv of 50.5% ABV (or 101 proof). It comfortably occupies shelves in the $22-$29 space, and is generally available.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, corn, light peanuts, toffee and some faint oak. Leaning towards the sweeter end of the spectrum, with lots of dessert notes. Not a lot of oak here, but no youth or must, either.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel. Mild heat. A little younger and mustier. Sweet corn, toffee, pralines and faint oak presence here as well. Good body, and more complexity than I expected. Plenty of vanilla as well.

  • Finish:

    Long, rich and loaded with ethanol. Sweet honey, corn, toffee and vanilla bean. No oak to be found here. Really sweet.

  • Overall:

    If a younger, sweeter, hotter bourbon is in your wheelhouse and you're balling on a budget, this is a really good option. It's not incredible, and I'd probably take Buffalo Trace over it most days, but its certainly not bad either.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
Read our privacy policy
Submit your review here or comment below