J. S. RASCH VIN & SPIRITUS
J. S. Rasch wine and colonial trade has been selling the good things in life since 1807. The current ownership goes back 2 generations.
Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
A classic, delicious and easy-drinking Kentucky Straight Bourbon.
Rounded off – with caramel, vanilla, chocolate and spice.
About the Product
Ezra Brooks 99 Proof is in many ways a classic good bourbon, which is aged the old-fashioned way in new charred American oak barrels, and made on Lux Row’s rye bourbon mash bill, consisting of 78% corn, 10% rye and 12% malted barley.
However, this whiskey has a few characteristics that distinguish it in terms of taste from other bourbons – firstly, it is a so-called sour mash bourbon. This definitely does not mean that the bourbon is sour, but rather that after distillation you pour some of the remaining residue into the next batch – very similar to sourdough bread. The effect of the Sour Mash technique is rather difficult to describe precisely, as it varies greatly from whiskey to whiskey – but there is no doubt that it has an effect.
Another distinctive feature is that Ezra Brooks is charcoal filtered after distillation, which results in a characteristically mild taste.
Ezra Brooks 99 Bourbon is, as the name suggests, bottled at 99 American proof – which corresponds to 49.5% alcohol.
Rounded and quite easy to drink. Notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and spice.
About Ezra Brooks
Ezra Brooks is made by Lux Row Distillers in Bardstown – the Bourbon Capital of the World. The almost 1700m2 distillery is named after the very remarkable row of trees that can be found on the grounds. In addition, on the grounds of the distillery you will also find as many as 6 warehouses with space for around 20,000 barrels each. As well as a gigantic, 13 meter high, custom-made copper cauldron on which Ezra Brooks and the distillery’s other whiskey brands are distilled.
Luxco has actually been in the bourbon business for many years – in fact, Ezra Brooks has been on the market since 1957. But for the first many years of its life, Luxco was not responsible for the production of their whiskey itself – which is quite normal within the American whiskey industry. It was only in 2015 that Luxco built their own distillery in the form of the Lux Row distillery – here they could use all the knowledge they have gathered for decades about the production and storage of bourbon and rye whiskey.
Lux Row differs from most other bourbon distilleries by using two different recipes (called ‘mash bills’) for their bourbon: One is a rounded wheated bourbon mash bill consisting of 68% corn, 20% wheat and 12% malted barley ; the other is a spiced rye bourbon consisting of 78% corn, 10% rye and 12% malted barley, which is what Ezra Brooks is made from.
In addition, Ezra Brooks also contains a particularly delicious cream liqueur based on bourbon whiskey.